Latest from climate change
March 21, 2014 by Alison Hawkes
Black rails are one of the most secretive of birds. But new research is showing that the scurrying marshland species can pick up and move if it must.
January 14, 2014 by Jacoba Charles
The survey research that Peter Moyle started decades ago now has a dual purpose: It offers evidence for the free fall of native fish populations, but it also may ultimately contribute to one of the best opportunities to soften this decline.
December 13, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin
Since 2010 the California King Tides Initiative has been documenting king tide events through photography—presenting a very real picture of rising sea levels. This year, the project has expanded to include a citizen science program, that will help researchers ground climate models.
October 09, 2013 by Joe Eaton
Like other aspects of climate science, ocean acidification (OA) science has created much debate, particularly when it comes to its impact on hard shelled sea creatures such as crabs.
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.