May 25, 2015 by George Wuerthner
An ecologist argues that the presumed benefits of grazing—if they are real in the first place–can only be realized in small areas and/or result in excessive widespread collateral damage to wildlife, soils, water, and vegetation.
May 20, 2015 by Kenneth Brower
Fifty years ago, a small group of activists took on corporate America to keep nuclear power off the North Coast. The battle they fought changed their lives — and American environmentalism.
May 18, 2015 by Eric Simons
The endangered Mission blue butterfly flies again on Twin Peaks, thanks to a dedicated six-year transplant effort that might be in its last year.
May 14, 2015 by Allen Fish
For birds of prey, this may be the closest equivalent to a cat’s hairball. The pellet is a necessary means to get rid of indigested material.
May 13, 2015 by Eric Simons
How the greater sage grouse, a chicken-like resident of the sagebrush prairie, became what some call the most important conservation story in a generation.
May 12, 2015 by Ariel Rubissow Okamoto
Scientists look to the zone where creeks meet the Bay to guide our response to extreme storms and sea level rise.
May 10, 2015 by Kaitlyn Kraybill-Voth
At low tide on the North Coast right now, the tidepools teem with Hopkins’ rose nudibranchs. “This is not normal business as usual,” says scientist Terry Gosliner.
May 08, 2015 by Sheila Barry
A livestock advisor who promotes biodiversity on grazing lands explains why cattle can be beneficial to conservation.
May 07, 2015 by Karen Klitz and Jeff Miller
Two experts on grazing offer their opinion on why cattle should be barred from public lands.
May 05, 2015 by Josiah Clark
For birdwatchers, this is the most exciting time of year. Everything knows where it’s going and it moves fast.
May 04, 2015 by Lech Naumovich
It’s the calochortus lily’s floral display that catches everyone’s eyes: from the pendant snowy drops of the white fairy lantern to the purplish hirsute petals of Tolmie’s pussy ears to the open golden landing pad adorned with rich burgundy splashes of the yellow mariposa lily, the flowers of this genus regularly inspire awe and cause digital camera cards to fill up quickly.
April 23, 2015 by Paul Epstein
Engaging kids in art is second nature to renowned environmental artist and mom Lee Lee, whose collaborative art tiles project, DEBRIS, sprung out of her concern for her newborn son Thatcher’s future in a world overrun by single-use plastics.
April 15, 2015 by Lisa M. Krieger
A new preserve in the Coyote Valley curbs tech sprawl.
April 06, 2015 by Chelsea Leu
When it comes to the water in the San Francisco Bay, the ocean doesn’t get nearly the credit it deserves. A UC Davis researcher and self-described “ocean evangelist” is trying to change that.
April 03, 2015 by Aleta George
People come out of the woodwork to protect bluebirds.
March 31, 2015 by Kelly Cash
If ranchers are such great conservation partners, why has ranching often been viewed as bad for the environment?
March 31, 2015 by David Loeb
Just as demand for locally sourced beef is rising, the ability of local ranchers to produce it is going down. The soaring rents and real estate prices that make it difficult for young writers and families to live in the Mission (or Gilman) District also make it difficult for local ranchers—young and old—to keep ranching in west Marin or southern Santa Clara.
March 26, 2015 by Paul Epstein
Acclaimed Inverness-based wildlife photographer Daniel Dietrich is raising awareness around the shifty practice of owl baiting in the quest for the perfect shot.
March 23, 2015 by Joan Hamilton
Eighteen months after a fire, what to look for on Mount Diablo
March 17, 2015 by Michelaina Johnson
San Francisco gardeners should take heart. There’s enough native bees around to do your pollinating.