When thick brown clouds of smoke settled into the sky above Point Reyes National Seashore in fall 2020, the artist Tom Killion began packing his car with framed prints he’d made over the past four decades, along with thousands of … Read more
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Some scientists thought kelp’s near-disappearance from the waters off California was likely a new normal. Then, at least temporarily, the kelp came back.
There used to be a pattern to species distribution in the Bay. Is there still?
Taking better pictures means empathizing with wild animals, writes photographer Sarah Killingsworth
“While acute smoke is bad for human and environmental health, smoke in moderation can be part of human and environmental health and well-being.”
There’s no option to live without fire in California, and setting small, controlled fires could help keep the large, unruly ones at bay. But what would an increase in controlled burns actually look like, and how would they impact our open spaces, wildlife, air, and water?
Artist Ashwini Bhat reckons with intensifying blazes in her adopted home in Sonoma County
Old redwood trees have seen fire many times in their lives. It’s because of their fire scars—not in spite of them—that the redwood forest thrives.
New research is using motion-sensor cameras to reveal how wildlife communities survive fire and how they adapt to a burned landscape in the weeks, months, and years after a fire.
Meet the East Bay Regional Park District Fire Department.