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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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Sierra Snow Survey Offers Little Hope as Drought Lingers

KQED Science | January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sierra Snow Survey Offers Little Hope as Drought Lingers

And the clock is ticking toward April 1, when snow accumulation usually peaks.

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California Winemakers Brace for Drought Impacts

KQED Science | January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

California Winemakers Brace for Drought Impacts

The silver lining: droughts can produce some very memorable wines -- just not as much of them.

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David Perlman: The Energizer Bunny of Bay Area Science Writers

KQED Science | January 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

David Perlman: The Energizer Bunny of Bay Area Science Writers

David Perlman, the San Francisco Chronicle's science editor has been on the job for more than a half-century. He covered the launch of the space age and the unfolding of the computer age, and his career has spanned Pluto's entire life as a planet, from its discovery in 1930 to its demotion to sub-planet.

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California’s ‘Big Dry’

KQED Science | January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

California’s ‘Big Dry’

For many parts of California, 2013 was the driest year on the books.

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Spare-the-Air Days: How They Make the Call

KQED Science | December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Spare-the-Air Days: How They Make the Call

Making the call a day ahead of time requires a blend of art and science -- and regulators aren't always right.

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2013: Progress, But Long Road Ahead to California Climate Goals

KQED Science | December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

2013: Progress, But Long Road Ahead to California Climate Goals

Despite its deserved reputation for climate leadership, California will have to hustle to make its own long-range emissions goals.

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Little Cheer for Some Big Sur Fire Evacuees

KQED Science | December 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Little Cheer for Some Big Sur Fire Evacuees

Evacuees return home after the Big Sur fire that damaged or destroyed 34 residences.

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Memo to Bay Area Sea Rise Planners: Situation Serious But Not Hopeless

KQED Science | December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Memo to Bay Area Sea Rise Planners: Situation Serious But Not Hopeless

San Mateo County faces up to its high-water future--and gets some tips from one of climate adaptation's go-to guys.

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Suisun Bay ‘Ghost Fleet’ a Shadow of its Former Self

KQED Science | November 25, 2013 | 3 Comments

Suisun Bay ‘Ghost Fleet’ a Shadow of its Former Self

Managers of Suisun Bay's legendary "mothball fleet" have winnowed it down to about a dozen ships, from the more than 70 that aroused controversy a few years ago.

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Rolling Out a ‘Clean Diesel’ Locomotive

KQED Science | November 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

Rolling Out a ‘Clean Diesel’ Locomotive

"Clean diesel" cars are now common on the highways. A new locomotive now takes that concept to the rails--with a few other bells and whistles.

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Short Version: Yes, We Need More Rain

KQED Science | November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Short Version: Yes, We Need More Rain

The "wet season" is off to a slow start in California, but the most critical two months are still ahead.

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Climate Pact: West Coast States, BC Vow to Step up Attack on Warming

KQED Science | October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Climate Pact: West Coast States, BC Vow to Step up Attack on Warming

California Governor Jerry Brown promises, "this will spread," as three states and one province agree on climate goals -- but no mechanism to enforce them.

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California Joins Eight-State Roadmap To More Electric Cars

KQED Science | October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

California Joins Eight-State Roadmap To More Electric Cars

The eight states that account for about a quarter of the U.S. car market band together to get more electric cars and other "ZEVs" on the road.

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What Makes ‘Sneaker Waves’ so Sneaky — and Dangerous

KQED Science | October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

What Makes ‘Sneaker Waves’ so Sneaky — and Dangerous

These insidious waves often seem to come out of nowhere and claim lives -- even on calm, sunny days. But how?

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California’s Fire History Written in the Trees

KQED Science | September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

California’s Fire History Written in the Trees

Scientists are finding that in the not-too-distant past, forest fires were much larger than they are today, and forests burned more often. The difference is that the forests bounced back much more readily.

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Yosemite Fire Threatens Key Forest Research Site

KQED Science | August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Yosemite Fire Threatens Key Forest Research Site

A longstanding experimental forest lies perilously close to the wildfire raging near Yosemite. Scientists are holding their breath, hoping the voracious Rim Fire doesn't set back years of research into...fire management, among other things.

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Wildfires a Growing Air Quality Issue

KQED Science | August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wildfires a Growing Air Quality Issue

Major wildfires like California's Rim Fire, near Yosemite, are also long-distance air polluters.

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Climate Scientist to Politicians: It’s Time to Face the Facts

KQED Science | August 23, 2013 | 4 Comments

Climate Scientist to Politicians: It’s Time to Face the Facts

In California, polling shows that most people think climate change is already having an effect. But scientists are concerned that politicians are not acting fast enough. Now a UC Berkeley professor is urging other scientists to speak out.

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Sobering New Climate Report for California

KQED Science | August 8, 2013 | 4 Comments

Sobering New Climate Report for California

A comprehensive new climate scorecard paints a stark picture of the Golden State -- with a few silver linings.

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Poll: Strongest Support Yet for Climate Action in California

KQED Science | July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Poll: Strongest Support Yet for Climate Action in California

Californians continue to favor strong, immediate action on climate, but not at any cost. And most of us still drive to work solo.

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