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
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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
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
Yesterday afternoon I went for a jog along the Bay Trail and saw a bunch of little fish flipping around near the surface right at the edge of the beach. What were they? Were they being chased by something?–A.J., Alameda … Read more
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.
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
Opossums are having a bit of a moment thanks to the internet. America’s only marsupial – the Virginia opossum Didelphis virginiana — is what many consider unlovely. Gray fur and a bare, prehensile tail make it look rather rat-like. Beady … Read more
An ecological history of a massive ranch for sale in the Bay Area.
Like me, you may have seen recent headlines sounding the alarm that birds are vanishing from North America. From the abstract of the September 2019 report in the journal Science, an “integration of range-wide population trajectories and size estimates indicates a net loss … Read more