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Joshua Hanthorn

California Program Associate
Josh works in the California office where he works on the legislative priorities for Defenders in the state. His areas of focus include California’s Cap and Trade Program and protecting key species in the ocean and along the coast, like the California Sea Otter.

Posts By: Joshua Hanthorn

Beach, © Nick Chill

Every Day is World Oceans Day for Us »

The health of the Earth’s oceans are indicators of our planet’s overall health – when they’re in trouble, so are we. So, it’s important to keep our oceans healthy not just for marine life, but also for the future health of the entire planet.

Yellow-faced bumblebee, © Peter Pearsall/USFWS

Protecting our Pollinators in the Golden State »

California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation confirmed the most widely used neonicotinoid – imdacloprid – is highly toxic to bees. Clearly, we need to ensure that higher levels of neonicotinoids, and other pesticides like it, are more intensely regulated in the name of the health of our pollinators.