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Alliance for Climate Education

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Alliance for Climate Education is working with students around the country to deepen their awareness about climate change and promote strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We are headquartered in Oakland, California.

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Lessons from the Mountain

July 01, 2012 by Glen Martin

The looming bulk of Mount Hamilton is a familiar sight to anyone driving Highway 101 through the Santa Clara Valley. At 4,196 feet, it's the tallest peak visible from the shores of San Francisco Bay. This is the most expansive wild landscape in the Bay Area: roughly 700,000 acres of public parks, university and conservancy reserves, and private ranches. Now it's also become a living laboratory for studying the affects of climate change.

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Kids Tracking Climate, in Real Time

July 01, 2012 by Kelly Hackett

Maybe you take the bus to work or abandon the gas pedal on Bike to Work Day, but how do you know whether you and your neighbors are making a difference in your community?

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HELiOS Project: Helping Schools Go Solar

June 27, 2012 by Daniel McGlynn

What better place than at school to get going on solar? The HELiOS project is making it happen for Bay Area schools.

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A “digital naturalist” studies climate change

June 27, 2012 by Glen Martin

Mike Hamilton, director of the Blue Oak Ranch Reserve on Mount Hamilton, describes himself as a "digital naturalist." He's wired the reserve's 3,260 acres with sensors, sent up drone helicopters, and even set up a "Robosquirrel" in an effort to find out how climate change is impacting the region's ecosystem.

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The Grass Really Is Greener

April 24, 2012 by Jacoba Charles

A project in West Marin shows how ranchers, and a whole lot of compost, can help mitigate climate change.

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Keeping Clapper Rails High and Dry

February 16, 2012 by Juliet Grable

New artificial islands at Oakland’s Arrowhead Marsh provide some welcome refuge for endangered clapper rails. But can they be expanded into enough other habitats to keep the birds safe from rising sea levels?

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Letter from the Publisher

January 01, 2012 by David Loeb

As I write this on Thanksgiving weekend, I have many things to be grateful for. For example: On Thanksgiving morning, I watched a huge raft of cormorants take off from the surface of the Bay in front of Angel Island. But behind such moments and places of great beauty, several dark clouds are gathering.

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New Climate Model Zooms in on North Bay

October 07, 2011 by Les Rowntree

Global climate models are critical to understanding climate change, but they don't tell us anything about changing temperatures and other surface level changes in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is what we need to know to plan for our future. A new model for the North Bay creates a closeup view critical for watershed managers. And soon the model will expand to cover all of California, 18 acres at a time.

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Charting Climate Change on the Central Coast

June 07, 2010 by Lester Rowntree

The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, along with its sister sanctuaries to the north and south, Cordell Banks and Monterey Bay, are sentinels for the effects of global warming on ocean waters. And, as documented in a new report released, Central California's offshore waters and coastline are already showing the effects of global warming.

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