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Local Volunteers Head to Gulf Coast to Rescue Birds from Oil Spill
Volunteers from a San Pedro bird rescue facility are working in the Gulf Coast region to help "save as many birds as possible after the British Petroleum oil-rig disaster," according to abc7.
Hundreds of birds, such as pelicans, are washing ashore in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida, and washing them is a "time-consuming process," necessary in order to ensure their survival. It can take up to an hour for an International Bird Rescue and Research Center volunteer to wash the bird, which follows medical treatment that sees the birds are fed, hydrated, and healthy enough to go through the washing. Luckily, once the Center initiates care for the bird, the survival rate is high.
For now, once the birds have been cleaned and treated, the Center takes them to the east coast of Florida. The cost of the bird rescue is all part of the cleanup tab that's going to British Petroleum.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.