Catch the Hatch: Adventure in the Golden Trout Wilderness (pt.1)


Let me start by admitting I am a novice fly fisherman. I don’t know all of the terminology, the names of fish, what they look like, what type of fly to throw, or even how to tie all of the knots, but there is one thing I do know; I love fly fishing. I was … Continue reading Catch the Hatch: Adventure in the Golden Trout Wilderness (pt.1)

The Challenge of Communicating Climate Change


I recently had the opportunity to talk with Karin Kirk about climate change, public opinion, and the direction of the scientific community as it grows to include more people. Karin is a geologist, staff writer for Yale Climate Connections, and life-long science communicator who has devoted much of her career to outreach and advocacy for the earth sciences. Take a listen!

Taking Out The Trash


September 21 is recognized as international coastal cleanup day, and this past Saturday our very own Gina Sawaya joined Explore Ecology and a group of volunteers to help clean up Hendry’s Beach in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. Gina was one of thousands of people around the world who were eagerly combing their local beaches for unwanted … Continue reading Taking Out The Trash

September 20, 2019: A Global Climate Strike For All


Friday, September 20, 2019 kicks off a week-long call for global climate action just before the U.N. Summit on Climate Change begins in New York City. This intergenerational movement is unlike any other, mobilizing millions of concerned citizens of Earth. It is an amalgamation of science and action to demonstrate the need for political and cultural … Continue reading September 20, 2019: A Global Climate Strike For All

Trump Administration Set to Revoke California Emission Standards


According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the current administration is preparing to revoke the California waiver which, under the Clean Air Act, allows California to set greenhouse gas emissions for model year 2009 and newer motor vehicles (EPA, 2009). Currently California applies cleaner vehicle emission standards than what is required by federal law. Thirteen … Continue reading Trump Administration Set to Revoke California Emission Standards

June Gloom


If you live in Southern California, you’re familiar with the overcast skies and cool days associated with late spring and early summer. But for those of you unfamiliar with terms like “June gloom”, “May gray”, “no-sky July”, and my personal favorite – “Fogust”- let me welcome you to the least happy time of the year … Continue reading June Gloom