Surf scoters showed up in the Bay in astonishing numbers in winter 2019, pausing a three-decade decline and puzzling scientists
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Silicon Valley entrepreneur and former California Coastal Commissioner (from 2006-2013) Steve Blank will give the commencement speech at the UC Santa Cruz Rachel Carson College on June 15, with stories about what he calls when “truth and justice faced money … Read more
It wasn’t until the federal government took away several of my favorite fisheries, and access to my favorite spots, that I fully comprehended what I had previously taken for granted … The ocean is, or was once, a public trust … Read more
Bay Area lepidopterist Liam O’Brien spent the 2019 City Nature Challenge surveying the biodiversity of Mazatlan at the invitation of Mexican naturalists.
Rising, by Elizabeth Rush, is an elegant argument that it’s time to retreat from our shoreline.
Phragmatopoma californica breathes over its entire body, poops from near its mouth, and reproduces with other worms despite living inside a tube.
I moved to the Bay Area 20 years ago, and still feel a daily thrill at living in such a special place. Today, as I reflect on my new role as CEO of Greenbelt Alliance and the path that brought … Read more
California wants to go carbon negative. But even policymakers tend to overlook the best way to get there.
A new report urges the Bay Area’s communities to work together against sea level rise.
As technology and seafloor maps improve, a new picture of California’s undersea life emerges