Plastic bottles, aluminum cans, plastic knives and forks, tangled fishing line, plastic bags, food wrappers, cigarette butts… all this and more will be collected from California’s beaches this coming Saturday, September 25, on Coastal Cleanup Day.
Post on Sep 20, 2010 by Jennifer Skene
Argentine ants have had amazing success as an invasive species in the US. Their West Coast super colony numbers in the billions and spans from Mexico to Oregon. But aside from invading homes, they've had a dramatic effect on native ants and local ecosystems.
Post on Jul 09, 2010 by Lauren Sommer
Living here in the San Francisco Bay Area I marvel at the diverse culture that sprouts from our surrounding parks and open spaces.
Post on Sep 29, 2009 by Chris Bauer
In celebration of the 25th anniversary, there are a veritable flock of interactive events and talks scheduled over the next month.
Post on Sep 10, 2009 by Kishore Hari
It's a good time to get energy efficient at home, what with a down economy and efforts by federal, state and local governments, and utilities to decrease our overall energy use and create a new, more secure, green economy.
Post on Aug 28, 2009 by Jim Gunshinan
When it comes to climate, the inside and the outside of Bay Area homes are pretty much the same for most of the year. But there are other energy vampires beyond heating and cooling in California homes that threaten to drain your wallet.
Post on Aug 27, 2009 by Jim Gunshinan
Stanley Jevons first described this conundrum in 1865, when he observed that new efficient steam engines decreased coal consumption, which led to a drop in coal prices. But the lower prices meant that more people could afford to use coal, and so coal consumption increased.
Post on Apr 21, 2009 by Jim Gunshinan
Last October, I gazed out at the expanse of Queen Elizabeth Park, in Uganda, close to the comfy Mweya Safari Lodge where we were staying. The landscape was beautiful, peaceful…and kind of empty. Though we had seen a large and lovely herd of elephants the evening before, on this fine, clear morning, the habitat was clearly missing one of the most important parts of the eco-system: predators. All we could find were tracks.
Post on Apr 08, 2009 by Amy Gotliffe
This question comes up endlessly in the world of environmental education. How do you inspire a person to learn, care and then take action for the environment? As someone whose professional goal is to inspire earth stewardship, I often ask anyone who will answer this big question.
Post on Feb 25, 2009 by Amy Gotliffe
The Bush Administration has recently passed dozens of so-called "midnight regulations" – last-minute rules and amendments. Many of those new laws affect the environment, including a change to the Endangered Species Act that has California environmentalists deeply worried.
Post on Jan 02, 2009 by David Gorn