The public is invited to celebrate the first annual California State Parks Week, June 14-18, presented by California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, Parks California and the California State Parks Foundation. Through special community events and in-person and virtual … Read more
Basking sharks can be over 30 feet long and are characterized by their enormous gill rakers and three-foot tall dorsal fins. But these mysterious, massive, filter-feeding cousins of the great white shark aren’t just a scientific curiosity – they also … Read more
What did natural California look like before the arrival of Europeans? Laura Cunningham paints it.
This spring, Alameda County approved of the Aramis Renewable Energy Project, dividing East Bay environmentalists who disagree about whether the undeveloped North Livermore Valley should remain open ranchland and wildlife habitat, or whether part of the flat, sunny valley would … Read more
It started as a low rumble and proceeded to get louder and louder. Curious, I stepped out onto the deck just as a large white and red twin-engine propeller plane thundered directly overhead, descending to the northeast. Ten seconds later … Read more
Is commercial agriculture part of Point Reyes National Seashore’s essential character?
San Francisco records back-to-back fully dry Octobers for the second time in 170 years.
They’re one of the most sought-after edible mushrooms in the world. At least 10 species live in the Bay Area.
The emotional toll of drought and climate anxiety, as expressed in animated GIFs on a weather discussion blog.