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Restoring Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge

December 02, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge has been shaped by industry and development leaving its three endemic and endangered species clinging to their habitat. But in a recent partnership between the Port of Stockton and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, dredged sand from the San Joaquin River will be offloaded at the refuge to aid with large-scale dune restoration.

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Hidden Life in the Sand

July 01, 2011 by Sue Rosenthal

It turns out the sand at your local beach is not as simple as it seems--it’s full of little creatures. From sand crabs and beach hoppers to tiny water bears, there really is a world in a grain of sand, or at least between the grains of sand.

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Shifting Sands

April 01, 2008 by Jules Evens

At the mouth of Tomales Bay, sand dunes and seasonal wetlands coexist uneasily with California's largest coastal campground. The dunes at Lawson's Landing, home to rare butterflies and plants like the dune tansy, are among the few left of a once-common coastal habitat that could be restored and maintained as a healthy, functioning ecosystem. But can that be accomplished without driving out the family-run camping operation at the dunes that, since 1957, has been an affordable summer getaway for thousands of visitors?

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Getting Grounded

January 01, 2005 by Anne Hayes

Long, long ago, in a time before time, the place where we now live was a deep sea. Beneath the ...

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