A severe shortage of conifer seedlings, Sierra Magazine

State seed bank merger seen, Jackson Forest

State nursery falls under budget ax, The Mercury News

State’s forest reseeding operation at risk, SFGATE

Crews restore land after hillside fires, East Bay Times

Threats to majestic trees often inflame residents, East Bay Times

Somewhere under the ashes, Angel Island ready to bloom, East Bay Times

Lack of predators harm wild lands, East Bay Times


Farallon Islands seen as climate-change bellwether, East Bay Times

California sea otters’ comeback faces hurdles from man, nature, The Mercury News

Scientists work with Marine Mammal Center on cause of sea mammals’ deaths, Marin Independent Journal

Long, slow comeback for California mammal, East Bay Times


Livermore Lab conducts first experiments with fusion fuel, East Bay Times

Livermore Lab scientists report promising step toward fusion, East Bay Times

Livermore lab nears launch of fusion quest, though ignition not expected this month, The Mercury News

Lab’s fusion quest reaches another milestone, East Bay Times


Driving into the future with biofuels, The Mercury News

TV weathercasters divided on global warming, The Mercury News

Drought and rising temperatures will challenge state’s farmers, experts say, The Mercury News

Napa Valley vintners brace for climate change, The Mercury News

Butterflies struggling with climate change and development, The Mercury News

Scientists decry attacks by skeptics of climate change, The Mercury News

‘Blue carbon’ initiatives emerging as promising carbon sinks, The Mercury News

Farallon Islands seen as climate-change bellwether, East Bay Times

Dimmer view of Earth, East Bay Times

Parks in Marin, nationwide go carbon neutral, Marin Independent Journal


UC Davis agricultural team will go back to fruits’ roots / Officials to visit Afghanistan to repatriate plants, SFGATE

Security, business drive small farm revival, East Bay Times

Farms in Richmond? You betcha, The Mercury News

Best Place for Eating Right: San Francisco Bay Area, TIME Inc. Special Edition



Report: The affluent live longer, East Bay Times

Address influences life expectancy, study says, East Bay Times

Getting kids back to nature, East Bay Times

A Public School That Not Only Keeps Children Safe, But Heals, Nonprofit Quarterly

Black babies in California twice as likely to die than any other racial group, The Mercury News

Seeking mental health parity, The Mercury News

Please don’t arm teachers: Let’s heal kids, not harden schools, The Seattle Times

Chinese medicine gaining respectability in west, SFGATE

The Collective Impact of Suspending Suspensions, Stanford Social Innovation Review

Healthier neighborhood programs drawing millions from foundations, The Mercury News