It started as a low rumble and proceeded to get louder and louder. Curious, I stepped out onto the deck just as a large white and red twin-engine propeller plane thundered directly overhead, descending to the northeast. Ten seconds later … Read more
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Its face might have inspired the monster Alien Queen. Phronima lives like it.
Half Moon Bay is a great place to see an elusive small carnivore.
A group of scientists say Tesla Park should not be opened to off highway vehicles.
After dipping below its potential “extinction threshold,” the beloved butterfly population crashed again in 2020.
On October 7 California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered the state to create a new California Biodiversity Collaborative and conserve 30 percent of its land and coastal waters by 2030. Conservationists have celebrated the enshrinement of biodiversity preservation among the state’s … Read more
Fewer human visitors this spring and summer allowed snowy plovers to relax on California beaches.
Pandemic, civil rights protests, fires, election, and oh yes, possibly the second driest calendar year on record.
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The Trump administration has waged what I and many other legal experts view as an all-out assault on the nation’s environmental laws for the … Read more
Is commercial agriculture part of Point Reyes National Seashore’s essential character?