giant sea bass

Tallying numbers of giant sea bass

Researchers want recreational divers and snorkelers to report any and all sightings of this once overfished species.
Nox-Out engineering team

Students invent device to cut lawnmower pollution

Device eliminates 93 percent of emissions from lawnmowers, which produce 11 times the air pollution of a new car for each hour of operation.

Satellites reveal possible catastrophic flooding months in advance

River basin storage data from on high are excellent indicators of overflow potential
bees on flower

Why ‘whispers’ among bees sometimes evolve into ‘shouts’

Some Brazilian bees warn would-be competitors that their prime source of food will be fiercely defended if they show up to the site.

Raising an invisible barn

Environmental art project at Sagehen Creek Field Station is designed to provoke questions about the presence of people in nature.

Marine bacteria are natural source of chemical fire retardants

Some natural compounds closely mimic toxic man-made chemicals that disrupt human hormones.

Invasive water snakes may pose risk to state's native species

About 300 have been spotted around the state and are likely pets set free.
James Pitts

James Pitts, 1921-2014

Air pollution pioneer helped clear Los Angeles basin of deadly smog.

Ocean Health Index assesses U.S West Coast states

Loss of salt marshes and sand dunes — two key habitat areas — have negatively impacted carbon storage and coastal protection.

‘California’s blackbird’ in sharp decline

Once numbering in the millions, survey finds that population of songbirds is down to 145,000, a drop of 64 percent since 2008.

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