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A Story About Once and Future California, Written in the Rings of Redwoods

February 08, 2017 by Lucy Kang

Why would a scientist count a quarter of a million redwood tree rings?

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How Tree ‘Heart Attacks’ Threaten the West’s Dry Forests

July 01, 2016 by Grant Peters

What causes a drought-stressed tree to die?

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Acorn Woodpeckers Expand Range in Search of Meager Acorn Supplies

November 04, 2014 by Bruce Mast/Golden Gate Birder

The failure of the spring rains this year may have something to do with woodpeckers foraging in Berkeley and San Francisco.

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Fountain a Watering Hole for Drought-Affected Birds

October 08, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

Where does a thirsty bird go when the drought hits hard?

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Santa Clara Water District Cuts Reservoir Releases to Local Creeks and Ponds

June 02, 2014 by Sabine Bergmann

Santa Clara Valley Water District officials say they are facing an “unprecedented shortage” of water this year, and as the ...

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The Drought Could Harm Research At Farallon Islands

April 24, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

Without rainwater, Farallon Islands research station is unable to function.

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Some Wildflowers Take Advantage of Drought

April 03, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

Yes, it's been a dry year. But that's not entirely a bad thing for annual natives like wildflowers, which are finding a rare opportunity to restore their seed banks.

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Ask The Naturalist: How Will the Drought Impact Amphibians?

March 21, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

Question: Will newts, frogs and salamanders be out in full force in the Bay Area this spring?

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Creating a Drought-Resilient Garden with California Natives

February 27, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Over five years ago, Nalani and Anna Heath-Delaney, ditched their water guzzling lawn and planted a colorful and diverse native plant garden. They have since saved water, provided habitat for local species and created a native plant sanctuary. With the current drought, now is the perfect time to consider transitioning your garden and "going native."

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How Are Wildflowers Coping with the Drought?

February 13, 2014 by Sue Rosenthal

It’s tough to be a plant when there’s no water! Rainfall is one of the most critical—and most unpredictable—of all the factors that affect wildflower bloom. So how are they coping?

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