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coyote valley

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

virginia opossum

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

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Bay Nature and the ‘Defining Story of Our Time’

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Bay Nature has joined “Covering Climate Now,” a global collaboration of more than 250 media outlets this week to boost coverage of climate change. As organizers Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope wrote in the Columbia Journalism Review, this is “the … Read more