A proposed housing development in Richmond would destroy critical eelgrass beds that sequester carbon and support rich marine life, opponents say.
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Residents and advocates turn to the challenge of keeping it welcome.
San Francisco tries to change the conditions that once made it famous for butterfly extinction
Quails can be found in a wide variety of habitats throughout California and the Bay Area, from scrublands to oak forests. They even sometimes wander into suburbs.
Walking attentively in a natural landscape appears to be trending now as a form of pilgrimage, folded into the inquiry called spiritual ecology. I’ve become quite curious about the particulars of this practice, so I’ve set out to learn about … Read more
Ospreys have made a spectacular recovery from chemical pollution, guns and traps, thanks to many dedicated conservationists and an amazing ability to thrive in close quarters with humans.
Learn about the small snail Crepidula fornicata, the anemone whose babies crawl out its mouth, and gymnastic barnacle sex.
What most of us call “butterflies” are in fact just the fleeting last life stage of a creature with only one remaining purpose.
There’s deep joy in articulating reality, the poems in this new collection make clear—the simple reward of seeing the world as it is.
Citizen scientists tracking roadkill on Alma Bridge Road have counted an astonishing number of dead newts this season.