During the statewide COVID-19 shelter-in place-order, tens of thousands of Bay Area residents have sought refuge in the region’s parks—on bike paths, trails and beaches. But that desire has, according to local officials, run afoul of public health. Last week, … Read more
Editor’s Note: We’ll update this story as park conditions change. March 27, 7:00 p.m. We strongly encourage anyone heading to a park this weekend to investigate and closely read up on the current restrictions as they apply to the specific … Read more
Throughout history ecology has often driven infectious disease.
Some ideas for places to visit where you can keep a social distance.
California, the top U.S. food-producing state, is ending use of chlorpyrifos, a pesticide associated with neurodevelopmental problems and impaired brain function in children.
Fires are spreading into communities and increasingly affecting large numbers of Californians, sometimes repeatedly.
What’s keeping sea otters from expanding their population? Cat poop, perhaps.
This past July, the East Bay Regional Park District announced a ban on the controversial herbicide glyphosate, also known by the brand name Roundup. The prohibition was effective immediately in picnic areas. The district said it would discontinue use of … Read more
One Saturday morning late last spring, I pulled into Garin Regional Park in the hills above Hayward. I didn’t have the $5 for parking, but intuiting why I was there, the ranger let me pass anyway. A crowd was amassing. … Read more
Residents and advocates turn to the challenge of keeping it welcome.