When thick brown clouds of smoke settled into the sky above Point Reyes National Seashore in fall 2020, the artist Tom Killion began packing his car with framed prints he’d made over the past four decades, along with thousands of … Read more
Timely news, art, ideas and science from the natural world of Northern California.
Some scientists thought kelp’s near-disappearance from the waters off California was likely a new normal. Then, at least temporarily, the kelp came back.
An explanation for differing rules about dogs in the East Bay’s state and regional parks.
Voters could replace Gavin Newsom with a Republican this September, leading to massive shifts in the way the state of California approaches environmental issues.
There used to be a pattern to species distribution in the Bay. Is there still?
A small group of scientists hopes a last-chance effort can save the western monarch butterfly, like it did for the California condor.
Taking better pictures means empathizing with wild animals, writes photographer Sarah Killingsworth
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
The Eel River in northwestern California—along with its numerous forks and tributaries—forms the third largest watershed entirely within the state. The river’s main stem and three main forks flow a combined 398 miles from sources in the coast ranges of … Read more
Old redwood trees have seen fire many times in their lives. It’s because of their fire scars—not in spite of them—that the redwood forest thrives.