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Redwoods normally buck fires, except when Sudden Oak Death is around

September 24, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Researchers find that redwood forests suffering from Sudden Oak Death burn with greater intensity.

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Mount Diablo fire may not be all bad — in the long term

September 18, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Wildlife will rebound on Mount Diablo, but it may take longer for some struggling species.

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Could fracking the Monterey Shale lead to the next Big One?

September 17, 2013 by Sarah Phelan

The Monterey Shale runs through some of California’s major fault lines. Could pounding the earth trigger the next Big One?

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Ospreys taking a liking to San Francisco Bay

September 11, 2013 by Claire Mathieson

Ospreys have been expanding their range in recent years, setting up nests along the San Francisco Bay for the first time.

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Will a Warriors arena harm the San Francisco Bay?

September 05, 2013 by Jackson Mauze

A 125-foot high basketball arena on San Francisco’s shoreline may be detrimental to wildlife, conservationists worry.

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Top 10 signs of climate change in Northern California

September 05, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

A new state report compiles evidence that California’s climate is rapidly changing.

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How the Monterey Shale came to be

September 02, 2013 by Sarah Phelan

There has been so much talk of a potential fracking boom in California. But how, exactly, did the Monterey shale formation become so valuable?

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Ask the Naturalist, August 2013

August 29, 2013 by Bay Nature Staff

This week we welcome Santa Clara Valley Audubon’s Bob Power as our Guest Naturalist!
Dear Bay Nature,
What is the

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The “Bat Lady” of Yolo Basin

August 29, 2013 by Paul Epstein

Corky Quirk is the founder and executive director of Northern California Bats (aka NorCal Bats), a Sacramento-based nonprofit organization dedicated to

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Fracking the land of the kit fox, and its fellow desert natives

August 21, 2013 by Sarah Phelan

What’s in store for the desert species who’ve come to rely on an undeveloped landscape now threatened by a California oil boom?

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Oakland experiments with giving walkers, bicyclists free rein

August 20, 2013 by Jaquelyn Davis

Traffic has come to a stop at a major intersection in downtown Oakland. What would happen if pedestrians and bicyclists took the place of the cars?

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Why exactly is Muir Beach closed to parking until the end of the year?

August 15, 2013 by Will Fraker

The National Park Service is in the final stages of a restoration project to restore the watershed and protect coho salmon.

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Redwoods growing faster in a warmer climate

August 14, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Surprisingly, climate change happens to be a good thing for coastal redwoods and sequoias.

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Could the ghost of John Muir save Alhambra Hills from development?

August 08, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

The family and fans of John Muir say the hills outside of his Martinez estate should be saved to preserve his legacy.

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