Although the world’s oceans cover approximately 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, most humans interact with only the narrow strip that runs up onto land. This bit of real estate experiences terrestrial conditions on a once- or twice-daily basis and … Read more
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A fox seems to be strolling up to the hidden camera, perhaps spotting it, or perhaps just wandering by. The camera, placed by Susan Ferry, is deep within Henry W. Coe State Park, the largest state park in Northern California, … Read more
Update Nov. 15, 2019: This story has been revised to reflect the city’s vote on Thursday, Nov. 14 to approve the project. Planners, climate scientists, and environmentalists generally agree that two of the most critical measures California should take to … Read more
Much of California enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate where the weather typically swings like a pendulum from warm, dry summers to cool, wet winters. Year-to-year, this pendulum can swing with great variation. If it doesn’t swing toward rain and snow … Read more
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
Nearly a thousand acres of the valley oak savanna, wetlands, and agricultural land that once dominated Silicon Valley will be protected
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
Fires are spreading into communities and increasingly affecting large numbers of Californians, sometimes repeatedly.
Meet the flies that lay their eggs in a bee’s body.
Many people generally think of sea stars as slow, almost immobile animals, living in tidepools or in along the shoreline, feeding slowly on clams and mussels. So here’s something you might not know: sea stars can capture and devour small … Read more