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Charting Climate Change on the Central Coast

June 07, 2010 by Lester Rowntree

The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, along with its sister sanctuaries to the north and south, Cordell Banks and Monterey Bay, are sentinels for the effects of global warming on ocean waters. And, as documented in a new report released, Central California's offshore waters and coastline are already showing the effects of global warming.

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No Normal for Coastal Waters

October 01, 2009 by Aleta George

Nesting failures for cormorants on the Farallones and Alcatraz are just the most obvious expression of unprecedented, and confusing, conditions faced by wildlife in the waters off our shores.

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Hard Time to Be an Oak

July 01, 2009 by Daniel McGlynn

About one-eighth of California's land area is covered in oak woodlands. Despite that vast acreage, it's hard to be an oak in California. Threats to oak survival include the effects of fire management, increased pressure from booming rodent and deer populations, disease, drought, competition from exotic plants, and the largest threat of all, development...

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Timing is Everything

March 25, 2009 by Chantal Jolagh

Climate change may have arrived in your own yard, and scientists across the nation would like to hear about it. Researchers and educators in the abstruse-sounding National Phenology Network hope to harness the power of hundreds or thousands of citizen scientists across the nation all keeping notes on critical changes in the natural world.

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Elephant Seals and Climate Change

March 20, 2009 by Laura Hautala

A new study suggests that warmer ocean temperatures brought on by climate change may permanently skew sex ratios of northern elephant seals, the huge seals that visit a few Bay Area locations to breed.

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Letter from the Publisher

January 01, 2009 by David Loeb

Our planet is a dynamic place, always changing. That’s a given. Some 100 million years ago, most of the rocks ...

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January 01, 2009 by Laura Hautala

Making significant reductions in your household’s energy use becomes a lot easier when people around you are making changes too. ...

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Analy High School

January 01, 2009 by Laura Hautala

Math students at Analy High School in Sonoma County solved a real-life story problem when they came up with a ...

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Berkeley FIRST

January 01, 2009 by Laura Hautala

The high cost of installing solar panels is a major obstacle for Bay Area residents wanting to go solar to ...

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Climate Change Resources

January 01, 2009 by Sue Rosenthal

With increasing awareness and concern about climate change, the number of organizations and resources addressing this issue has increased dramatically over the past few years. The following resource list, then, is just the tip of the (melting) iceberg.

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