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What’s Causing the Dry Weather — And When Will It End?

January 31, 2014 by Elizabeth Devitt

In the 150-plus years that we’ve been tracking rainfall in Northern California, it’s never been this dry. It was the ...

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Bay Area native plants play it safe, biologically speaking

March 14, 2013 by Jacoba Charles

Bay Area plant species bloom to their own tune. Our plants are always sending something out, but they've also learned to play it safe.

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Winter fog brings quiet beauty to Bay Area parks

January 03, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

With all the cold and moist days we've had lately, it's the perfect time to experience winter's tule fog, a different variety than summer's ocean-borne type.

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North Bay Climate Adaptation Initiative

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The North Bay Climate Adaptation Initiative (NBCAI) is a coalition of natural resource managers, policy makers and scientists committed to working together to create positive solutions to the problem of climate adaptation for the ecosystems and watersheds of Sonoma County. Members are experts and conservation leaders drawn from natural resource science and management organizations throughout the region.

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Alliance for Climate Education

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Alliance for Climate Education is working with students around the country to deepen their awareness about climate change and promote strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We are headquartered in Oakland, California.

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Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine

July 01, 2010 by Eric Simons

Summer is the season for sea breezes in the Bay Area, and no one knows that better than the kite-boarders, windsurfers, and sailors who ply the Bay every chance they get.

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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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Taking the Heat

January 01, 2008 by Glen Martin

Though we may not be able to detect it on a day-to-day basis, climate change has come to the Bay Area and is already leaving its mark on local ecosystems: rising tides in the Bay, increasingly severe wildfires, acidification of ocean waters. While it may be too late to avoid global warming's early stages, there is a lot we can do to both understand and mitigate its impacts on our landscapes and watersheds. With the support of world-class research institutions and an active environmental movement, Bay Area scientists are taking the lead in this crucial effort.

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Which spot in the Bay Area gets the most rainfall and which the least?

January 01, 2007 by Michael Ellis

Q: Which spot in the Bay Area gets the most yearly average rainfall and which spot gets the least? Why? ...

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Cutting Through the Fog

July 01, 2002 by Harold Gilliam

While the rest of the West bakes in the summer heat, Bay Area residents salute the return of the fog. Renowned environmental journalist Harold Gilliam explains the dynamics of the Bay Area's natural air-conditioning system as two local photographers capture its fleeting beauty.