December 03, 2013 by Daniel McGlynn
If you're craving an adventure close to home, Forest of Nisene Marks State Park should be high on your list. …
October 16, 2013 by Sean Greene
Some people swear there’s earthquake weather. Some people swear there’s not. So what happens when an earthquake strikes California during earthquake weather? We called the Berkeley Seismology Lab to get an expert opinion.
July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature
Western Region Geography conducts science projects that provide information and analyses that help people and policymakers make informed decisions about issues that have roots in the interactions people have with their environment.
October 01, 2008 by Horst Rademacher
It was 140 years ago, in October 1868, that the Hayward Fault unleashed the magnitude 6.8 temblor that put the fault on the map. The quake shook the entire region and virtually leveled the then-small hamlets of Hayward and San Leandro. Now, the land along the fault line is among the most densely populated in the region, a sobering situation given the likelihood of a repeat performance in the near future. But despite their destructive potential, the Hayward and the Bay Area’s other faults are the driving force behind our region’s varied and beautiful topography. Understanding how they work is key both to understanding our local landscapes and to preparing for the next Big One.