Tara Duggan, SF Chronicle

Tara Duggan

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Tara:

Storm damage has closed sections of many Bay Area highways. Here’s where

Sunday night’s heavy rainfall was the latest system to sweep through the Bay Area, which... → Read More

‘Don’t jump in puddles’: Sewage is overflowing into San Francisco Bay and city streets during storms

Millions of gallons of storm water mixed with raw or partially treated sewage has poured into creeks, estuaries and ultimately San Francisco Bay with recent storms. → Read More

California storm: Flood advisories issued for 6 Bay Area counties from ‘excessive rainfall’

The bomb cyclone lingers over California, but weather models show the storm will be on the move. Flood advisories issued for 6 Bay Area counties due to rain. → Read More

California storm: Overnight forecast sees gusty winds up to 80 mph

Nearly 100,000 PG&E customers are impacted by power outages around SF Bay Area. → Read More

Where to see native salmon splash, jump during their peak season in Bay Area creeks

This is the peak time of year when coho salmon swim in Marin to spawn during their annual migration, the last of its kind in the region. Here’s where to find them. → Read More

Heartbreaking videos show California birds with seizures, other avian flu symptoms

Videos provided by International Bird Rescue show the devastating effects of avian flu on... → Read More

‘Wow that’s right off our coast’: What divers saw on rare trip to photograph wildlife at California marine sanctuary

Experienced divers took a trip down 250 feet to Cordell Bank, a seamount just 22 miles... → Read More

A bioluminescent glow is illuminating Bay Area waters right now. Here are best places to watch

This time of year, a sparkly, magical glow can illuminate the ocean and nearby bays. It's... → Read More

Great white sharks are now spending summers at a popular California beach. How dangerous is ‘Shark Park’?

Juvenile white sharks have begun spending time off a Santa Cruz-area beach after warming... → Read More

Scientists are listening to blue whales off California's coast. Here’s what their songs reveal

Blue whales are back hanging out off of California’s coast and acoustic ecology is revealing that they are even more sophisticated than previously thought. → Read More

California loves its hummingbirds. But climate dangers loom

Beautiful, acrobatic and feisty, hummingbirds have expanded their range from Southern... → Read More

Fresh California king salmon has arrived in time for Memorial Day. Here’s where to buy it

Bay Area residents can still get fresh California salmon caught off the Central Coast in time for Memorial Day weekend. → Read More

In a dramatic change, whales are now hanging around in San Francisco Bay

A rising number of humpback whales are coming closer to the coast, including into San... → Read More

Signs of success in California campaign to keep monarch butterflies from disappearing

Biologists are planting milkweeds and other native plants to restore habitat for monarch... → Read More

Another Bay Area county bans single-use plastic for takeout food

Marin County joins San Francisco and Los Angeles in requiring businesses to use... → Read More

Marine heat wave currently forming off California coast, federal forecasters say

Federal scientists have created a new tool for forecasting problematic marine heat waves,... → Read More

Ships are killing whales off the California coast. Here's what experts say will save them

To save whales that are struck and killed by large ships plowing in and out of San... → Read More

Eating seafood is about as climate-friendly as eating plants, study finds. Here’s why

Certain types of seafood have lower greenhouse gas footprints than many types of meat and... → Read More

They tracked her 6,000-mile Pacific food run. Now, California scientists have a short time to study elephant seal C548

Winter at Año Nuevo State Park brings elephant seals and the UC Santa Cruz scientists... → Read More

Global warming goes to sea — heat waves hit oceans worldwide

Marine heat waves, which hit the ocean off California in the mid-2010s, are becoming more... → Read More