Does a Bear Sow Seeds in the Woods? In Alaska, Shoot YeahResearch shows that brown and black bears are primary distributors of small fruit seeds in southeast Alaska, spreading the seeds through their excrement.
Half of California's Vegetation at 'High Risk' from Warming Climate, UC Scientist SaysA new study led by a UC Davis scientist finds that, at current rates of carbon emissions, more than half of California's natural vegetation is at risk by the end of the century.
Billions of Dead Trees Force Western Fire Crews to Shift TacticsAbout 6.3 billion dead trees are still standing in 11 Western states, up from 5.8 billion five years ago
Volunteers Document Health of Marine Life on California Coast in 'BioBlitz'The California Academy of Sciences is calling all citizen scientists to help document the biodiversity of the California coast.
Tahoe Ski Resort Bans Sale Of Bottled WaterA Lake Tahoe ski resort is banning the sale of single-use plastic water bottles in hopes of reducing waste.
Fog Brings Poisonous Mercury Into Pacific Coast EcosystemThere's danger lurking in the Pacific Coast fog bank. The mist that creeps ashore on "little cat feet" every summer can contain mercury in far higher concentrations than rainwater.
California's Wildflower Population Might Not Fully Recover From Drought ConditionsResearchers at UC Davis say the diversity of California's wildflowers may be permanently changed because of years of dry weather.
First Native Species Introduced In SF Mountain Lake After CleanupLocal volunteers and officials with the Presidio Trust released the first native species into Mountain Lake Monday after an extensive restoration and enhancement.
Animal Update: What’s Causing Millions Of Starfish To Die Along The Pacific Coast? In recent months, starfish, also known as sea stars, have been dying by the millions up and down the Pacific Coast. Over 20 species have been affected according to Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, a veterinarian with the San Francisco SPCA.
Scientists Find Yosemite Rim Fire Left Behind A Sierra MoonscapeA fire that raged in forest land in and around Yosemite National Park has left a contiguous barren moonscape in the Sierra Nevada mountains that experts say is larger than any burned in centuries.
Ecologists Lead Salmon Spawning Tours In Marin CountyRecent heavy rains have left local creeks in Marin County swollen, and one Marin County organization is seizing the wet conditions as an opportunity to teach people about endangered salmon.
California Green Building Program Fuses Ecology And EconomyA billionaire hedge fund manager who helped defeat Proposition 23 is bankrolling a program to teach electricians and contractors how to install more energy efficient lighting.