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The focus on nature right now might seem counterintuitive. On the contrary, being outside is recognized as an essential activity.
“When a whale washes up it’s kind of like being a doctor on call,” says Moe Flannery, senior collections manager at the California Academy of Sciences. Flannery’s day job means caring for more than 140,000 bird and mammal specimens at … Read more
The City Nature Challenge has gone hyperlocal and non-competitive. That doesn’t mean giving up our goals.
The global species-finding competition returns on April 24, minus the competition.
Editor’s note: Since the writing of this article, visitation restrictions have been placed on state and national parks due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and efforts to mitigate its spread. There is currently a shelter-in-place order in effect for California. For … Read more
Conservation groups say the environmental assessment avoids considering environmental justice or marine life
I’m not usually masochistic. But then I spent three months this winter trying to observe extremely elusive short eared owls in a busy park in the inner Bay Area. (I’ll omit the location in order to preserve a semblance of … Read more
Parks as sanctuaries and refuges in times of crisis.
When Kyle Van Houtan, the chief scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, first began publishing research in the 1990s, he had to physically mail a typed manuscript in an envelope to a scientific journal, with a copy for each reviewer. … Read more