About Paul Epstein

Paul Epstein


Swimming for Sharks

March 27, 2014 by Paul Epstein

Emmy-award-winning filmmaker and marine scientist David McGuire has not only swum with sharks, he’s swum FOR them. As founder and


Water, Water Everywhere…?

March 13, 2014 by Paul Epstein

In these days of scarce water, the supply of organizations talking about water policy seems to exceed the supply of

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Jake Sigg: Nature News’ Passionate Pen

November 06, 2013 by Paul Epstein

Anyone interested in Bay Area nature and ecology has likely come across Jake Sigg’s Nature News, an indispensable and idiosyncratic


Jake Sigg: Why I Fight for Nature

November 06, 2013 by Paul Epstein

We asked Jake Sigg, the popular and opinionated editor of Nature News, what originally inspired him to become such a

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Tales of a Recovered Arachnophobe

October 23, 2013 by Paul Epstein

Gwen Heistand hasn’t always loved spiders: In fact, she used to be deathly afraid of them! As resident biologist at


Counting her Chickens

October 10, 2013 by Paul Epstein

Tracy Fasanella, CEO of CarbonCount, Inc., a green accounting firm, lives in two worlds.  When she’s not parsing cap-and-trade regulations

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Turning Over a New Leaf

September 26, 2013 by Paul Epstein

“Phenology studies the seasonal cycles in nature, such as when flowers bloom, insects hatch, and birds migrate. In the era

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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


It’s Fun to Share!

August 28, 2013 by Paul Epstein

San Francisco resident Kelly Jensen is the Interlibrary Loan and Digital Production Assistant at the California Academy of Sciences. One

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A Clear-Eyed Vision for Clear Lake

July 30, 2013 by Paul Epstein

Roberta Lyons is a muckraker, though a different sort than her journalist mother.  Lyons herself looks past actual muck – the rash-inducing

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