Polar ice sheets are shrinking, sea level is rising and 44% of the world's population lives within 90 miles of the sea in the coastal zone. Oceanographer John Englander's addressed these topics in a recent talk, "Melting Ice, Rising Seas, and Shifting Shorelines: the New Normal" at the Aquarium of the Bay.
The Calaveras Dam Replacement Project has brought ancient fossils to light.
Earth Day is the perfect time to celebrate our connection to the land and bay around us, along with the 25th anniversary of the San Francisco Bay Trail. Find out more from the East Bay Regional Park District's Sharol Nelson-Embry.
Studying the important partnership between soil and plants may lead to some solutions for the ongoing problems arising from climate change. The East Bay Regional Park District's Sharol Nelson-Embry highlights a recent panel discussion in San Francisco with local soil scientists and author Kristin Ohlson on carbon sequestration.
Scientists continue to learn more about the complex relationships between Eastern and Western Pacific stocks of gray whales and fight to save the Western population as it teeters on the brink of extinction. Learn about the surprising discovery they have made using DNA and satellite tracking with naturalist Sharol Nelson-Embry.
Humpbacks in the North Pacific have five new populations determined by genetics and breeding locations. They may also be removed from the Endangered Species list since their overall population has rebounded.
A small flock of snowy plovers have moved to Crown Beach in Alameda this winter. Learn more about why they're threatened from Sharol Nelson-Embry of the East Bay Regional Park District.
Learn about the legacy of former local conservationist Elsie Roemer and the marshland shorebirds sanctuary named in her honor in Alameda.