Ancient and buried riverbeds can move and absorb excess stormwater, storing it for future droughts.
The San Francisco Bay Area's crazy quilt-pattern of rock formations -- shaped by earthquakes -- are the key to understanding the region's landscapes. From ice-age dune sand in San Francisco to recently subsided land in the Santa Clara Valley or the veritable maze of earthquake faults in the East Bay, the geology is a fascinating blueprint of the region's natural history.
See evidence of “gravitational wasting” erosion on Bay Area hillsides.
Every rock has a story to tell, and geologists know the language.
In her new book Timefulness, geologist Marcia Bjornerud tries to change the culture of right now.
What role might heat play in causing rocks to fall? Scientists look for an answer.
A dam retrofit project reveals a treasure trove from the time when California had a vast inland sea.
Magnified 200 times, these grains from Point Reyes tell an ancient tale.
David Loeb’s October 2015 Bayview column
A visit to Kehoe Beach takes you on a journey to one of the Bay Area’s most dramatic geologic sites, where you can see rocks that have traveled far through time and space to pause temporarily in the Bay Area.
Two biologists discuss Earth’s alarming extinction rate.