Ten days ago the state set new heat records and brush fires broke out. Burn areas in the Santa Cruz Mountains rekindled. Then, over the last three days, a 2,000-mile-long filament of water in the sky burst over the areas that last week sat brown and smoking.
Timely news, art, ideas and science from the natural world of Northern California.
Huge crowds are harvesting mussels and other invertebrates. Could this damage the much-beloved reef?
The ongoing controversy regarding the future management of Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS) encompasses the environment, historical preservation, the public will, and more. The National Park Service (NPS) was sued by three environmental groups in February of 2016, and in … Read more
Can volunteer scuba divers start a turnaround for Northern California kelp forests?
Upon the publication of our 20th anniversary issue, editor-in-chief Victoria Schlesinger reflects on the past twenty years and looks forward to the next twenty.
Bay Nature’s top stories from an unusual year.
Smoke changes as it ages, with implications for human health.
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
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.