November 21, 2012 by Jackson Karlenzig
Thanksgiving time marks the start of one of the most exciting sustainable, local food events of the year: Dungeness crab season.
November 15, 2012 by Alison Hawkes
Scientists report new findings on how a 750-legged millipede from the Bay Area – the leggiest animal on Earth — may have evolved all those legs to thrive in its unique niche under sandstone rocks in moist oak woodlands.
November 13, 2012 by Courtney Quirin
The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito has treated six gunshot victims so far this year, including Whirlybird, a sea lion. Which raises the disturbing question. Who is shooting marine mammals and why?
November 07, 2012 by Aleta George
San Franciscans voted in a landslide against an effort to study the removal of Hetch Hetchy. A few dozen miles south, at Stanford, another campaign aims to remove the much smaller Searsville Dam, which blocks steelhead spawning while also creating wetland habitat.
November 01, 2012 by Heather Mack
On the eve of the 100-year anniversary, the decision to drain Hetch Hetchy Valley to build a reservoir for San Francisco is still actively debated, even as the city’s dependence on the Sierra water has deepened.
October 31, 2012 by Alison Hawkes
It’s Halloween, and you’ve probably noticed spiders everywhere. And not just the ones in costume. Perhaps the most seasonal of Bay Area spiders is the “pumpkin spider,” which gets it name from its bulbous, rust-colored thorax.
October 30, 2012 by Joan Hamilton
The California parks department is figuring out how to disperse $10 million to groups that kept their local state parks from closing this year. But some parks fans wonder how they’ll get out from the shadow of a parks department in scandal.