A first-of-its-kind analysis looked at the health of East Bay wildlife, from bats to bobcats and salamanders to steelhead. Two major mapping projects will dive deep into vegetation and wildfire hazard.
The Bay’s unprecedented and fatal algae bloom has scientists, government agencies, and others scrambling to understand the causes and long-term implications.
Authorities say an algae bloom associated with the die-off probably isn’t harmful to humans but are urging people and pets to stay out of the water.
The regal couple raised a nest of chicks at Oakland’s public hospital this spring, delighting staff and patients.