December 29, 2015 by Nathaniel Dolton-Thornton
Jeremy Brautman describes the feeling of a "loveliness" of ladybugs, and explains how he decided to try and help the loveliness along.
December 16, 2015 by Graelyn Brashear
The harmful algae bloom that sickened marine mammals and caused the closure of California's crab fishery this winter is slowly dissipating, while researchers are still trying to understand what caused it to happen.
December 16, 2015 by Drew Baldwin and Eric Simons
Scientists still aren't sure what to make of what's happened in the Pacific Ocean this year.
December 11, 2015 by Elizabeth Rogers
In the heart of Silicon Valley, the most reliable technology we have for monitoring West Nile virus is a bird domesticated in the Stone Age.
November 12, 2015 by Liam O'Brien
A San Francisco reader wonders about the bright orange-red butterfly he recently spotted in his backyard.
November 11, 2015 by Graelyn Brashear
Marine ecologists have long been alarmed at the potentially dangerous summertime growth of the single-celled algae Pseudo-nitzschia -- but there are still significant blind spots in our knowledge and research funding has been scarce.
November 09, 2015 by Kathleen M. Wong
Perched atop the windward western side of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Russian Ridge offers spellbinding views and a grove of monumental, centuries-old oaks.