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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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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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21
Jul

Nina Jablonski’s TED Talk

Nina Jablonski says that differing skin colors are simply our bodies’ adaptation to varied climates and levels of UV exposure. Charles Darwin disagreed with this theory, but she explains, that’s because he did not have access to NASA.

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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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08
Jul

Elin Kelsey on Cultures of the Deep

Beneath the ocean surface is a diverse cetacean world. Elin Kelsey, author of Watching Giants, is fascinated by the hidden world of whales and dolphins, and her June 27 interview on CBC …

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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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06
Jul

You’d Think Water Would be a Basic Right

Peter Asmus, President of Pathfinder Communications, is a journalist, consultant, and author of many of books, including Introduction to Energy in California, which was published by UC Press in June 2009. To …

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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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