.Science & Ecology

November 27, 2023

Life is Wild

What humans perceive as one place—one city—can be a jigsaw puzzle of extremely different ecosystems, each with its own risks and opportunities for wildlife. In the East Bay, animal neighbors are as numerous and varied as human ones. There are rattlesnakes in the hills, rainbow trout in Wildcat Creek,...
October 24, 2023

What the Succulents Say

October 23, 2023

Awe and Purpose

August 23, 2023

Bioneers Learning

Oakland, CA; Adams Point and Lake Merritt Lakeshore with amazing view.
December 23, 2022

Lake Merritt

Local residents and frequent visitors to Lake Merritt might think they know everything about what has long been considered a “crown jewel” of Oakland. But much like an image appearing in a mirror held up to the city in which it is a centerpiece, the lake that is actually a lagoon and harbors the nation's first wildlife refuge reflects a layered, complex, intriguing history.
December 1, 2020

Gift from the Heavens: Chabot Space & Science Center reminds there are more stars...

Given all that’s happened in 2020, the notion of an asteroid smashing earth to smithereens is inevitable—and it is—except not any time soon, assures astronomer Ben Burress of Chabot Space & Science Center. This is a relief, particularly...
October 1, 2020

The Story of Plastic: The evolution of an eco pirate on capitalism’s amoral seas

  Activist and filmmaker Stiv Wilson isn’t fighting to end plastic pollution. He’s fighting to end a system dependent on plastic. Can decades of work and a noteworthy cache of film awards make a drop of difference in...