Wildfire Damage at Big Basin State Park Extensive but Largest Redwoods Should SurviveA preliminary observation of the fire damage at Big Basin Redwoods State Park reveals many of the park’s largest trees will likely survive but rebuilding and recovery efforts will cost millions.
27 Percent Decline In Earth's Land Insect Population Over 30 Years Called 'Jaw-Dropping'The world has lost more than one quarter of its land-dwelling insects -- from bees and other pollinators crucial to the world’s food supply to butterflies that beautify places -- in the past 30 years, according to a study in published in the journal Science.
Study Shows Boats Anchored by Sausalito Cause Significant Harm to Bay EcosystemAccording to a study by Audubon California, the illegal mooring of private boats has caused significant damage to the seafloor habitat of Richardson Bay.
Interactive Map Shows Affect Of Climate Change On U.S. Cities In 2080In 2080, San Francisco could get a Southern California climate, New York will feel like Arkansas, and Miami will feel like Southern Mexico if global warming pollution continues at the current pace, a new study finds.
Gov. Brown: Sept. 7 Now 'California Biodiversity Day'Gov. Brown directed state agencies to work together to protect plant and animal species in the face of climate change, declaring Sept. 7 will be known as "California Biodiversity Day" in an executive order.
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.