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Climate Change

Rising seas, droughts, invasive species, and fires are some of the impacts Northern California can expect as the world warms. Climate change is dramatically altering the San Francisco Bay Area’s ecosystems and raising profound questions among conservationists about how to help species best adapt to new conditions.

Imagine the Future San Francisco Bay Shoreline

June 18, 2018 by Zach St. George

The San Francisco Bay is rising. A design competition aims to surface solutions before it's too late.

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Bay Area Climate Adaptation Collaborative Shutters

March 30, 2018 by David Loeb

An organization dedicated to responding to climate change in a nature-friendly way loses funding.

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California’s Fire Season

January 02, 2018 by Victoria Schlesinger

What will we do to recalibrate our relationship with fire?

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How A Forest in Sonoma Helps California Meet Its Climate Goals

January 02, 2018 by Eric Simons

A look at the Buckeye Forest Project in Sonoma County, and how it keeps its trees growing and removing carbon dioxide from the air.

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California’s Massive Fires Reveal Our Illusion of Control Over Disasters

December 06, 2017 by Faith Kearns

The scale of this year's California fires has changed the conversation about disaster and recovery.


Can the Bay Area Design Its Way Out Of Sea Level Rise?

October 30, 2017 by Alison Hawkes

Bay Area scientists and planners are hoping to shake loose some new solutions to rising seas by inviting in some of the best minds of the design world.


A Tale of Two Buzzwords: Trying to Sustain Our Resilience

September 25, 2017 by Brendan Buhler

How did resilient become the ecological buzzword d'jour?

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How Extreme Heat Caught San Francisco By Surprise Over Labor Day Weekend

September 19, 2017 by Eric Simons

Forecasters thought it would be hot in San Francisco over Labor Day -- meaning, you know, in the high 80s. Instead it was 106. What happened?

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Meet the Scientist Who Has Discovered More Than 1,000 Species of Sea Slug

July 31, 2017 by Eric Simons

Terry Gosliner, a curator at the California Academy of Sciences, looks through nudibranchs to see the world.


Bay Area Scientists Push Back Against Federal Freeze on Meetings

May 12, 2017 by Alison Hawkes

The Department of Interior is forbidding committee meetings, but one prominent California-based partnership of NGOs and resource managers is going to keep talking to one another anyway.

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