In a dark year, citizen science can shine a light on the natural world — and on humanity.
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The Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory is usually a bustling place. But these days, writes scientist Nicholas Bond, it’s distressingly quiet.
No cartoonish farm animals here — California’s wild pigs disrupt natural and urban spaces alike.
Western science and indigenous knowledge are often presented as conflicting. Jose Gonzalez looks for areas where they converge.
Faith Kearns writes that new Governor Gavin Newsom should focus on adapting to the climate changes we are already seeing – as well as those scientists predict are coming – without giving up outgoing governor Jerry Brown’s mission to stem further changes by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
And the Bay Area’s most common species is smaller than your pinkie, has a sting milder than a honeybee’s, is so shy it only hunts on moonless nights and even then is most often seen running away
Should an animal’s intelligence change the way we treat it?
Winter in the Bay Area is a good time to spot the lesser-known stage of ferns
Illustrator Jane Kim and the California Center for Natural History share six species to watch for this winter.
A quiet winter woodland can suddenly explode with bird life. Jack Laws explains how to tell some of the common species apart.