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23
Nov

California Natural History Survey

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts: University of California Press is conducting a survey. Your anonymous responses will enable University of California Press to advance its offerings for those interested in the natural features …

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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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08
Jun

Drought-Inspired Farmers & Greywater Guerillas

We caught an interesting story this morning on the California Report about how farmers are adapting to drought conditions. Turns out water-stressed plants make delicious apples. Another piece on NPR’s Morning Edition …

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01
Jun

Ospreys: Did you know?

A hike in Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore sent one of my colleagues to Raptors of California by Hans Peeters and Pam Peeters to learn more about the Osprey. With their …

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10
Dec

California’s Owls

You don’t see them very often, but California has more kinds of owls than you might realize. Fifteen species in fact, give or take a few. This uncertainty makes a lot of …

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09
Dec

Startled by Butterflies

Butterflies are such a common sight that we can be excused for thinking we understand these beautiful insects. They fly around on big floppy wings, visit flowers, and their larvae are called …

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08
Dec

The Hidden World of Galls

Galls are something you can be forgiven for overlooking, but they’re an important and surprisingly common feature of the natural world. In fact, gall expert Ron Russo has found as many as …

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