Climate Change

Rising seas, droughts, invasive species, and fires are some of the impacts Northern California can expect as the world warms. Climate change is dramatically altering the San Francisco Bay Area’s ecosystems and raising profound questions among conservationists about how to help species best adapt to new conditions.

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Documenting the rising tide

November 12, 2012 by Paul Epstein

Since the 1970s, Claire Schoen has been producing environmental documentaries in a variety of formats, from photography to film to ...

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In age of superstorms, Bay Area prepares for every inch of water

November 08, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

With the Northeast still reeling from the affects of superstorm Sandy, there's been quite a bit of chatter out here on the Pacific about our own vulnerabilities to large tropical storms in the age of climate change.

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West Coast doesn’t have hurricanes, it has the Pineapple Express

November 01, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

A geologist reminds us that a "Pineapple Express" could do just as much damage here as Hurricane Sandy did back East.

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Mapping the future of the coast

October 04, 2012 by David Loeb

Most of the people in the world–and most of their infrastructure–can be found in jurisdictions bordering the coast or coastal ...

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Climate Chronicles: A Sea Change for Seabirds on the Farallon Islands

October 04, 2012 by Glen Martin

You’ll likely smell them before you see them: A rich ammoniac scent engulfs our boat, and then they loom out ...

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“Global Frackdown” aims to educate, incite change

September 25, 2012 by Heather Mack

Bay Area residents gathered on Crissy Field for the "Global Frackdown," a protest rally against the growing use of shale drilling that's raised environmental concerns.

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Water desalination plants on the horizon

August 24, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

Water desalination may seem too costly and too riddled with complications to go anywhere fast. But that doesn’t mean water ...

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Lessons from the Mountain

July 01, 2012 by Glen Martin

The looming bulk of Mount Hamilton is a familiar sight to anyone driving Highway 101 through the Santa Clara Valley. At 4,196 feet, it's the tallest peak visible from the shores of San Francisco Bay. This is the most expansive wild landscape in the Bay Area: roughly 700,000 acres of public parks, university and conservancy reserves, and private ranches. Now it's also become a living laboratory for studying the affects of climate change.

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Kids Tracking Climate, in Real Time

July 01, 2012 by Kelly Hackett

Maybe you take the bus to work or abandon the gas pedal on Bike to Work Day, but how do you know whether you and your neighbors are making a difference in your community?

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HELiOS Project: Helping Schools Go Solar

June 27, 2012 by Daniel McGlynn

What better place than at school to get going on solar? The HELiOS project is making it happen for Bay Area schools.

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