Eucalyptus trees on Albany Hill are wasting away from blight. Some people may cheer—but these trees are also home to endangered monarchs.
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.
Capturing the Flood in California’s Ancient Underground Waterways
Ancient and buried riverbeds can move and absorb excess stormwater, storing it for future droughts.
Naturalist’s Notebook: Gravitational Wasting
See evidence of “gravitational wasting” erosion on Bay Area hillsides.
The Stories Rocks Tell
Every rock has a story to tell, and geologists know the language.
A Geologist Argues Against ‘Time Denial’
In her new book Timefulness, geologist Marcia Bjornerud tries to change the culture of right now.
A Newly Discovered Potential Cause of Rockfalls in Yosemite
What role might heat play in causing rocks to fall? Scientists look for an answer.
Ancient Whale Bones and Megalodon Shark Teeth Unearthed in East Bay
A dam retrofit project reveals a treasure trove from the time when California had a vast inland sea.
Finding Stories in a Few Grains of Northern California Beach Sand
Magnified 200 times, these grains from Point Reyes tell an ancient tale.
Letter from the Publisher: Of Volcanoes, Headlands, and Mountains
David Loeb’s October 2015 Bayview column
Rocking Out at Kehoe Beach: A Trip Through Time on the Pacific Plate
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.