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Phyllis Faber: Bold Ideas, Enduring Legacy
Veteran environmental activist, writer, editor, publisher, educator, and coastal wetlands scientist Phyllis Faber has made countless contributions to the Bay Area environmental movement.
Mystery Substance Killing Seabirds in the East Bay
State investigators will begin testing a mystery substance that has killed or injured more than 200 seabirds in the San Francisco Bay.
Are Humans Part of Wild Nature? Interview with M. Sanjayan
New documentary film series explores how humans and nature are codependent.
Time — and Late Fall Rain — Revitalize Mount Diablo
On the last day of 2014, Joan Hamilton walked around Green Ranch Road on Mount Diablo to see what a full year, and some long-awaited rain, had done to the Morgan Fire burn area.
Bill Kortum Leaves Legacy in Conservation
Sonoma County’s Bill Kortum, 87, dies leaving much of Sonoma County land preserved for posterity.
High Pressure Ridge Gone at Start of Rainy Season
Is California’s drought caused by “natural variability” or was it much more likely to happen under climate change?
Not Doomed (Yet): A Q&A With Extinction Experts Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly
Two biologists discuss Earth’s alarming extinction rate.
A Conservationist’s Take on the Knowland Park Controversy
The City of Oakland is about to make a major decision on the future of one of the Bay Area’s last remaining maritime chaparral communities.
For Nontraditional Conservationists, A New Career Pathway
The Golden Hour Restoration Institute has announced plans to offer an applied master restoration certificate.