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27
Aug

Interview with Author Stephen Trimble

Bargaining for Eden, Stephen Trimble’s newest book, follows citizens in two communities grappling with change on extraordinary public lands in their backyards. Conflict grows from the tension between grassroots values and greed, …

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07
Aug

Alcatraz After 75 Years

From 1934-1963, the federal penitentiary on Alcatraz Island housed America’s most notorious gangsters, bank robbers, kidnappers, and other public enemies, and the guards who controlled their every move. Marooned on the island, …

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22
Jul

Bargaining for Eden Reading Guide

Stephen Trimble’s Bargaining for Eden is now available in paperback. The following reading guide questions are available to facilitate the book group and classroom discussions the book is provoking: Discussion Questions: 1. …

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08
Jul

Trudy Returns

We are terribly disappointed that we missed the aromatic return of Trudy, at the University of California Botanical Garden. Trudy is, of course, the infamous “Corpse Flower” or Amorphophallus titanum. This stinky …

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06
Jul

Serpentine Knoll

While hiking on the North side of Mount Tamalpais, just off the Fairfax-Bolinas Road, we climbed to a spot called Serpentine Knoll. The plants on this section of the trail were dramatically …

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25
Jun

Fat Innkeeper Worms and Flying Fish

While planning a trip to the Lost Coast, I’ve been depending heavily on the California Coastal Commission guides to the coast (more on that in a future post). Yesterday, the Los Angeles …

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16
Jun

Ocean Energy

Peter Asmus, President of Pathfinder Communications, is a journalist, consultant, and author of Reaping the Wind: How Mechanical Wizards and Profiteers Helped Shape Our Energy Future, among other books. He is also …

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13
Jun

Farallones Web Cam

It’s a beautiful morning at the Farallones, where scientists are watching 300,000 nesting seabirds. We recommend the web cam at the California Academy of Sciences. We hope that future iterations of the …

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10
Jun

Energy and the Environment

The Commonwealth Club will be hosting a provocative discussion between the CEO of Chevron and the Executive Direct of The Sierra Club tonight. In Chevron + Sierra Club Drilling for Common Ground, …

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