A potentially fatal bacterial disease has been found among a free-roaming tule elk herd at Point Reyes National Seashore, raising concerns about the close proximity of wildlife to cattle on national parkland.
Brown Pelicans Show Breeding Failure
About 100 California Brown Pelicans made an unusual appearance on the old wooden dock on the south side of Alameda Point. But only one of the pelicans could be identified as a one- or two-year-old.
On the Fence
The recovery of the nearly extinct Tule Elk has become a dilemma for the park service, ranchers, and environmentalists at Point Reyes.
Learn How to Recognize a Spider By Its Web
Spiderwebs are nature’s most ideal trap. And different web types represent a different evolutionary strategy of ensnaring a meal.
Killer Plant Pathogen Is Widespread at SFPUC’s Alameda County and Peninsula Restoration Sites
Phytophthora tentaculata, a new and particularly pernicious strain of dangerous plant pathogens that has been on a federal watch list, was found throughout one of the SFPUC’s restoration sites in central Alameda County.
Native Plant Nurseries Get Ahead of Dangerous Pathogens
Perhaps the biggest contribution to the fight against phytophthora has been a call to action in the restoration nursery trade.
Phytophthora: New Strains Breaking the Mold
Phytophthoras, Greek for “plant destroyers,” certainly live up to the name. Once introduced to a location, they can spread undetected in the soil or in water and wreak havoc on crops, nursery stock, and natural ecosystems.
Without Racial Diversity, Do Enviros Risk Becoming Marginalized?
UC Berkeley professor Carolyn Finney explains why environmentalists should support biodiversity — and racial diversity.
What’s Killing California’s Native Pigeon?
Scientists are using genetic tests to determine how a nasty parasite is killing off the band-tailed pigeon.
California’s Drought, As Measured From the Sky
Up until recently, there were limited and fairly antiquated options on how to measure California’s snowpack.