This spring, Alameda County approved of the Aramis Renewable Energy Project, dividing East Bay environmentalists who disagree about whether the undeveloped North Livermore Valley should remain open ranchland and wildlife habitat, or whether part of the flat, sunny valley would … Read more
“While acute smoke is bad for human and environmental health, smoke in moderation can be part of human and environmental health and well-being.”
The SCU Lightning Complex fires burned 6,000 acres of East Bay Regional Park District land last year. And already, green ground cover, reptiles, and raptors are returning in Morgan Territory.
Before the CZU Complex fires of 2020, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park had not seen fire for a hundred years. Signs of recovery in the park are as varied as the redwood forest ecology itself.
Central Valley temperatures are expected to stick near 110 for the next three days, making life difficult for important crops.
State Coastal Conservancy Executive Officer Sam Schuchat is retiring after 20 years in the role.
Looking at the North Livermore Valley, it’s easy to forget that three of California’s largest cities lie less than an hour’s drive away. In late winter and early spring, the rural valley’s open pastures, cradled by rolling hills and dotted … Read more
Before it became a park, Sobrante Ridge was home to vaccine testing and the infamous “Cutter Incident”
This story originally appeared in bioGraphic, an online magazine about nature and sustainability powered by the California Academy of Sciences. Photographs by Sarah Killingsworth Point Reyes sits at the western edge of Marin County, California, a pick-axe shaped peninsula that juts … Read more
Meet Emma Lewis, this year’s Young Leader Local Hero, and learn about her work to restore native habitat on South San Francisco’s historic Sign Hill.