Before the CZU Complex fires of 2020, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park had not seen fire for a hundred years. Signs of recovery in the park are as varied as the redwood forest ecology itself.
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A visual explanation of how fire helps release the seeds of knobcone, bishop, and Monterey pine trees, plus a fun experiment to try at home!
Central Valley temperatures are expected to stick near 110 for the next three days, making life difficult for important crops.
Entomologists thought the Brazilian bee Plebeia emerina had disappeared in California in the 1950s. But two colonies were rediscovered in Palo Alto in 2013, and now a four-year-old has found two more.
A story about the life and legacy of celebrated scientist, conservationist and mentor Gordon Chan.
After 50,000 people made nearly 1.3 million observations worldwide, what was the most common species found in the Bay Area and in the world?
Before it became a park, Sobrante Ridge was home to vaccine testing and the infamous “Cutter Incident”
April is the peak month for gray whales passing by the San Francisco Bay Area, drawing spectators to the coast to scan the ocean’s surface for a heart-shaped spout or the flick of a gray-speckled tail. But while the abundance … Read more
Around the American West, wildfires are increasing in size and frequency. In California, the list of Top-20 records are telling: 15 of the most destructive, nine of the largest, and seven of the deadliest wildfires have occurred since 2015. At … Read more
Drought returns to California, with a long fire season ahead.