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From Bay Nature magazineOctober-December 2016

Climate Change

Rising seas, droughts, invasive species, and fires are some of the impacts Northern California can expect as the world warms. Climate change is dramatically altering the San Francisco Bay Area’s ecosystems and raising profound questions among conservationists about how to help species best adapt to new conditions.

Stanford Paleoecologist Elizabeth Hadly Takes on the Future

November 28, 2016 by Mary Ellen Hannibal

Stanford University paleoecologist Elizabeth Hadly, an advisor to Governor Jerry Brown and the new faculty director of the Jasper Ridge Ecological Reserve, looks into the deep past to unlock the future.

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A Sea Snail’s Ability to Flee From Predators Is Impaired By More Acidic Water, New Paper Suggests

July 01, 2016 by Eric Simons

Sea snails flee from predators. A new research paper suggests that ocean acidification impairs that ability.

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How Tree ‘Heart Attacks’ Threaten the West’s Dry Forests

July 01, 2016 by Grant Peters

What causes a drought-stressed tree to die?

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Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction

March 09, 2016 by Paul Epstein

Noted environmental author Mary Ellen Hannibal was moved to write about large-scale efforts to protect the planet after watching conservation scientists weep as they shared their fears.

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What Lurks Beneath

February 08, 2016 by Brendan Buhler

A small research team sets out in the search for a potential ocean killer. But in this unusual year, nature is not cooperating with her interrogators.

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El Niño Means It’s Warmer Than Usual. Take Away the El Niño? That’s Warmer Than Usual, Too.

January 26, 2016 by Eric Simons

The focus on 2015's record heat conceals a larger truth: cool years are increasingly unlikely.

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Save the Smelt (In the Wild)

January 01, 2016 by David Loeb

Bay Nature Publisher David Loeb's January Bayview column.

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Ask the Naturalist: Sea Foam – How Much is Too Much?

October 22, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

How much sea foam along the shore is normal for this time of year? And how can you tell if it's harmful to marine life? We asked UC Santa Cruz oceanographer Raphael Kudela.

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‘Climate Endangered’ Least Terns Thrive In Northern California, But For How Long?

October 21, 2015 by Timothy Hill

The California least tern is rare but thriving in the Bay Area. For now. An examination of what Audubon's "climate endangered" ranking means for a popular bird.

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El Niño Update: It’s Going to Rain (Almost Certainly, Probably)

October 02, 2015 by Les Rowntree

The forecaster mood and message is upbeat these days, with less hedging and more agreement that, yes, this El Niño winter could be a wet one.

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