The Killer Transients

Pods of ‘transient’ killer whales (Orcinus orca) are currently shaking up Monterey Bay. Earlier this month, whale-watching tours witnessed the orcas preying on baby grey whales during Read More…

The Billion Dollar Salmon

California’s San Joaquin River has been at the heart of a long and expensive legal battle. The issue at hand is how the construction and operation of Read More…

El Niño and Drought in the Mekong Basin

El Niño may have brought some drought relief to California in 2016, but the same weather pattern has induced drought-related stress in other places around the world, Read More…

Earth Day in Santa Cruz

The City of Santa Cruz has hosted a community Earth Day event on the banks of the San Lorenzo River for many years – and this year Read More…

A Weak Opener

Looks of disappointment hung on anglers’ faces as they arrived back from opening day of this year’s salmon season. A local industry that accumulates $183 million annually Read More…

Winter-run Woes

Usually, “winter” makes people think of cold, blowing snow, and ice – but no winter-run Chinook salmon alive today experience conditions like that. In fact, the only Read More…

Harvested from Nature

In rural or remote parts of Southeast Asia, there are few markets or stores – instead, many people grow much of what they need and harvest the Read More…

The Picket Line

Sometimes we receive a call for advice that leads to a project working with some new species and rivers. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Read More…

Aquaponics in Cambodia

Aquaponics, a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, is an emerging field in agriculture. An aquaponics set up is a closed system in which crops are planted in Read More…