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Lessons from the Mountain

July 01, 2012 by Glen Martin

The looming bulk of Mount Hamilton is a familiar sight to anyone driving Highway 101 through the Santa Clara Valley. At 4,196 feet, it's the tallest peak visible from the shores of San Francisco Bay. This is the most expansive wild landscape in the Bay Area: roughly 700,000 acres of public parks, university and conservancy reserves, and private ranches. Now it's also become a living laboratory for studying the affects of climate change.

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A “digital naturalist” studies climate change

June 27, 2012 by Glen Martin

Mike Hamilton, director of the Blue Oak Ranch Reserve on Mount Hamilton, describes himself as a "digital naturalist." He's wired the reserve's 3,260 acres with sensors, sent up drone helicopters, and even set up a "Robosquirrel" in an effort to find out how climate change is impacting the region's ecosystem.

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Three Peaks, One Day, No Car

June 13, 2011 by Carly Peltier

This coming weekend, you could count yourself among an elite few folks who use only bicycles and mass transit to summit the Bay Area's three major peaks in one day. Or join in for just one or two. Or follow along and learn just how far you can get without a car.

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