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.
March 27, 2014 by Ron Erskine
Moments of utter solitude are the Orestimba’s calling card. Wherever you might travel in the American West, you are not likely to find a place more isolated.
March 26, 2014 by David Loeb
By the time you read this in April, the die will have been cast and the show — of unknown quality and duration — should be on. So head on out for a springtime pilgrimage, and while you’re at it, why not share your best wildflower sightings with us and our readers?
March 21, 2014 by Alison Hawkes
Black rails are one of the most secretive of birds. But new research is showing that the scurrying marshland species can pick up and move if it must.
March 20, 2014 by Joan Hamilton
A Berkeley researcher is using chamise seeds collected from Mount Diablo this fall to explore the plant’s response to fire.