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About those Petroleum Eating Bacteria Found in La Brea Tar Pits

Detail of the tar | Photo by Laenulfean via Flickr
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Here in Los Angeles, the non profit charged with conserving most of Catalina Island's 76 square miles is not exactly one you hear about every day. But who knew that the Catalina Island Conservancy has been producing a daily environmental podcast for over three years now that is broadcast on over 225 radio stations across the country? They're short and sweet, fact checked by two scientists and speak to the group's larger mission of the environement--after all, as they say, we are all on an island.

Here's a recent episode that caught our ear since it brought up Los Angeles:

Also: Scientists just uncovered a huge collection of fossils at the La Brea Tar Pits.