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Craig Miller

Craig is KQED's science editor, specializing in weather, climate, water & energy issues, with a little seismology thrown in just to shake things up. Prior to his current position, he launched and led the station's award-winning multimedia project, Climate Watch. Craig is also an accomplished writer/producer of television documentaries, with a focus on natural resource issues.

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Drought Becomes Top Environmental Priority for Californians

July 24, 2014 | 8:55 am

Drought Becomes Top Environmental Priority for Californians

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In a new statewide poll, more than a third of respondents favored mandatory water restrictions.

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California’s Drought Is Hurting Farmers More Than Consumers

July 15, 2014 | 12:03 pm

California’s Drought Is Hurting Farmers More Than Consumers

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The drought has pushed up prices for alfalfa hay in California by about 20 percent, but not food prices.

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Carbon-Tracking Satellite Will Monitor Earth’s ‘Breathing’

June 30, 2014 | 1:36 pm

Carbon-Tracking Satellite Will Monitor Earth’s ‘Breathing’

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The data could yield a more precise picture of how accumulating greenhouse gases will affect the planet.

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Drought Lessons From Down Under

June 30, 2014 | 9:34 am

Drought Lessons From Down Under

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Australia’s nine-year “millennial drought” transformed attitudes toward water there.

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A Fourth Drought Year for California: What Are the Odds?

June 16, 2014 | 7:48 am

A Fourth Drought Year for California: What Are the Odds?

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Two prominent California water experts advise: Don’t bet on wet. Read more …

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Drought Outlook: ‘Disastrous Consequences’ If 2015 Is Dry

June 12, 2014 | 7:30 am

Drought Outlook: ‘Disastrous Consequences’ If 2015 Is Dry

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A new report echoes some of the worst fears of a fourth straight drought year.

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New Rules for Power Plants: What They Mean for California

June 2, 2014 | 10:12 am

New Rules for Power Plants: What They Mean for California

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New rules for existing power plants could mean more partners for California’s carbon market. Read more …

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California Drought: Hopes Rising for El Niño This Summer

May 9, 2014 | 7:00 am

California Drought: Hopes Rising for El Niño This Summer

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Forecasters say chances for a strong summer El Niño, which could lead to a wet winter, are increasing. …read more

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Auburn Dam: The Water Project That Won’t Die

April 30, 2014 | 1:54 pm

Auburn Dam: The Water Project That Won’t Die

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The giant dam and reservoir remains on the radar, whether or not it has a future. Read more …

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California Edging Closer to Regulating Groundwater for the First Time

April 22, 2014 | 9:16 am

California Edging Closer to Regulating Groundwater for the First Time

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Power players in California water policy seem to agree for once: it’s time to get serious about groundwater. …read more

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