One of the world's rarest plants grows in the Presidio. Plans are under way to save it — and ax thousands of trees in the process.
A company is dumping questionable materials into the ocean so that you can buy forgiveness in the form of carbon credits
The question of whether to begin saving creatures and habitats from climate change
Ever since the owner of the Owl Tree bar died, things just haven't been the same
That whole talking animal genre? Let's be done with it.
On many fronts, the spiteful are doing harmful things that you should know about
The life of the emperor penguin isn't easy, but it might make yours seem better
Brosnan's narration can't mar Deep Blue's gorgeous ocean footage
In Madagascar, the wild things romp, then roam
Cruel, vapid, and unfunny, this Shark bites
With a side order of sweet and sour silkworms
It's a visual feast -- with appalling songs by Tim Rice and Elton John
Telegraph Hill is home to a flock of wild parrots -- and one wild parrot guy
S.F. goes artsy-fartsy
A show full of dream states, animal spirits, and fantastical realism
Dog owners, compliant pols viciously distort a reasonable attempt to preserve our environmental legacy
The Sanitary Fill Co.
The intense joy of mounting a worthy bug in proper fashion
A week of hare-raising adventures with the rabbit people and the bunny lady
The trials and satisfaction of falconry in 21st-century America
Ring Master; Salt in the Wound; S.F.: 237, N.Y.: 1
Ecologists are still trying to spin their phony save the whale campaign
International environmentalists claim they stopped a Mexican salt plant that endangered the gray whale. Actually, though, the Mexican government canceled the plant for reasons of its own.
The road to Punta Abreojos is paved with hollow intentions
Environmental groups sent out a worldwide call to save the gray whale from a Mexican salt plant. They got millions of dollars and thousands of new members. But scientists found no threat to the whales.
At the same time hundreds of dead gray whales were washing up on beaches, their birthrate was plunging. Theories abound, but little hard data has been gathered to solve this environmental puzzle.