Climate change has exposed the United States National Parks to hotter and drier conditions than the country as a whole, a UC Berkeley scientist writes.
California's state park system is the largest and most diverse natural and cultural heritage holdings in the nation. Yet the century-and-a-half-old system has been in perpetual crisis mode for several decades, battered about by funding shortfalls and repeated threats of closures.
Parks improve health and fight climate change. But not all parks affect a community in the same way — and the question is: “Who’s it for?”
The mammoth McApin Tree is not just the venerable elder in its grove. It’s thought the giant redwood holds within its fire-charred rings the surrounding forest’s formative secrets.
Seven years after the crisis, California State Parks tests out a new model.
So much of the good stuff in life happens in natural places, and it all depends on parks functioning properly in ways we can too easily take for granted.
Are crowded parks, like traffic or sprawl, another symptom of the Bay Area’s economic boom? Not necessarily.
Measure J would provide nearly $10 million over the next decade.
A journey through a nearby landscape that can seem farther off and stranger than the High Sierra.
UC Berkeley professor Carolyn Finney explains why environmentalists should support biodiversity — and racial diversity.
Mount Tam? That’s yesterday’s high peak. A younger generation of hikers ascends Mission Peak instead.