April 22, 2014 by Autumn Sartain
Removing French broom might as well be a message for Earth Day 2014 — pull the weeds is your backyard, however intractable they might be.
April 21, 2014 by Jacoba Charles
We first encountered Cheyanna Washburn in her role as an intern with the California Phenology Project at the John Muir …
April 21, 2014 by Aleta George
It’s sometimes hard to tell what Craig Anderson loves more: land, people, music, outdoor adventure, or his 29-year-old Toyota pickup. That’s because whatever he’s doing at any particular moment, he’s doing it with great passion, keen intention, and a big heart.
April 21, 2014 by Eric Simons
The architect of urban butterfly habitat projects like Tigers on Market Street and the Green Hairstreak Corridor, and the restoration of Mission blues on Twin Peaks, Liam O’Brien is a man on a mission to prove that habitats for humans and habitats for butterflies aren’t mutually exclusive.
April 16, 2014 by Alison Hawkes
The tide may be finally turning against the use of drift gillnets off California waters. WARNING: Disturbing images.
April 14, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin
There are lots of pretty pictures of the 3,000 nudibranchs species already discovered, but few specifics. Key elements of their fundamental biology are still poorly understood, or not understood at all. Or not even examined.
April 10, 2014 by Kenneth Brower
In 1863, not a year after Thoreau’s death, Frederick Law Olmsted, king of American landscape architecture, looked into the hills east of San Francisco Bay and saw that they were good. He imagined a park up there.
Explaining the Cosco Busan Spill’s Toxic Effects: Scientists Report A Link Between Oil and Fish Heart Health
April 09, 2014 by Elizabeth Devitt
Seven years after the Cosco Busan oil spill, a group of scientists led by Barbara Block at the Hopkins Marine Station in Monterey have discovered the exact chemical pathway that makes oil such an insidious toxin.
April 07, 2014 by Sean Greene
A few years ago the State Coastal Conservancy went looking for something new: habitat restoration that would also address sea level rise. Two years into a pilot experiment, the results suggest that in the appropriate places this green climate adaptation might work.
April 04, 2014 by Lexi Pandell
Today, after 13 years of work by the Invasive Spartina Project and its partners to eliminate the invasive hybrid, the team is now into the rebuilding phase of its long-term plan, replanting the area with native cordgrass in hopes that it will reclaim its former territory.