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Geological Outings Around the Bay: Rodeo Beach

Geological Outings Around the Bay: Rodeo Beach

As the weather warms, our fancy turns to thoughts of the beach. One of the most interesting is actually a bar.

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: Marin Headlands

Geological Outings Around the Bay: Marin Headlands

The Marin Headlands are a textbook location to see some classic rocks of the Franciscan Complex, rocks that literally shape San Francisco's worldview.

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Science on the SPOT: Fire and Butterflies

Science on the SPOT: Fire and Butterflies

Can fire save the endangered Mission Blue Butterfly? The Golden Gate National Recreation Area experiments with using controlled burns to improve habitat for this critically imperiled Bay Area native.

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Reporter's Notes: Alcatraz Goes Green

Reporter's Notes: Alcatraz Goes Green

Getting power to Alcatraz is its own special conundrum. At various stages of its existence, the island has run on coal, wood, bunker oil, and now diesel fuel, all ferried from the mainland.

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QUEST – National Parks Special: Bringing the Parks to the People

QUEST – National Parks Special: Bringing the Parks to the People

QUEST examines how the Golden Gate National Recreation Area was saved from development, the rise of not-for-profit land trusts in protecting and restoring Northern California's open spaces, and how these vital places are used and maintained by the communities served by them.

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