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Molly Samuel

Molly Samuel joined KQED as an intern in 2007, and since then has worked here as a reporter, producer, director and blogger. Before becoming KQED Science’s Multimedia Producer, she was a producer for Climate Watch. Molly has also reported for NPR, KALW and High Country News, and has produced audio stories for The Encyclopedia of Life and the Oakland Museum of California. She was a fellow with the Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism and a journalist-in-residence at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center. Molly has a degree in Ancient Greek from Oberlin College and is a co-founder of the record label True Panther Sounds.

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Feds Propose New Safety Rules for Oil Trains

July 24, 2014 | 9:02 am

Feds Propose New Safety Rules for Oil Trains

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s proposals come in the wake of deadly train derailments.

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California Has Little Say Over Oil Train Safety

July 21, 2014 | 8:16 am

California Has Little Say Over Oil Train Safety

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The number of trains carrying crude oil across California is increasing; two official reports say the state is not ready.

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Benicia Extends Public Comment Period on Bay Area Crude-by-Rail

July 11, 2014 | 3:43 pm

Benicia Extends Public Comment Period on Bay Area Crude-by-Rail

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The Benicia Planning Commission made the decision on Thursday night after hearing two hours of testimony.

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See Where Volatile Oil Is Traveling Through California by Rail

June 25, 2014 | 4:25 pm

See Where Volatile Oil Is Traveling Through California by Rail

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Trains loaded with Bakken crude pass through or near cities and sensitive environmental areas.

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State’s Not Ready for Influx of Oil Trains, Says Report

June 13, 2014 | 7:00 am

State’s Not Ready for Influx of Oil Trains, Says Report

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Fiery derailments elsewhere indicate need for greater accident prevention and emergency preparation.

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California Wildfires: Training for a Tough Season

May 19, 2014 | 9:42 am

California Wildfires: Training for a Tough Season

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A key to fighting fires is knowing how dry the landscape is and when threats are worst. Read more …

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Fukushima Radiation: None Detected Yet on California Coast

May 8, 2014 | 7:00 am

Fukushima Radiation: None Detected Yet on California Coast

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Scientists monitoring kelp forests say they’ve detected no sign of radioactivity traceable to Japan’s nuclear plant disaster. Read more …

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First Sick California Condor Arrives at Oakland Zoo Hospital

May 6, 2014 | 12:09 pm

First Sick California Condor Arrives at Oakland Zoo Hospital

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She’s the first condor ever to be treated — in this case for lead poisoning — in Northern California.

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Historic Shipwreck in San Francisco Bay Rediscovered

April 24, 2014 | 9:00 am

Historic Shipwreck in San Francisco Bay Rediscovered

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Scientists recently rediscovered a long-lost 19th century shipwreck on the bottom of San Francisco Bay. …read more

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IPCC: Climate Change Is Taking a Growing Toll in California

April 1, 2014 | 12:42 pm

IPCC: Climate Change Is Taking a Growing Toll in California

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The latest U.N. report includes recommendations for how the state might try to adapt. …read more

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