Timely news, art, ideas and science from the natural world of Northern California.

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How We Win on Climate and Conservation

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When I joined Point Blue Conservation Science as its new CEO earlier this year, I did so with equal parts excitement and humility. Excitement because after many years working on conservation and climate change issues from Washington, DC to sub-Saharan … Read more

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The Last Big Save

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Nearly a thousand acres of the valley oak savanna, wetlands, and agricultural land that once dominated Silicon Valley will be protected

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Bay Nature and NewsMatch 2019

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It’s a tough time to care deeply about the environment and the future of our planet, as you do if you read Bay Nature. The effects of climate change are becoming more apparent every day, many of the regulations we … Read more

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More Opossums for the Internet

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Opossums are having a bit of a moment thanks to the internet. America’s only marsupial – the Virginia opossum Didelphis virginiana — is what many consider unlovely. Gray fur and a bare, prehensile tail make it look rather rat-like. Beady … Read more