KQED Science brings you award-winning science and environment coverage from the Bay Area and beyond by the flagship Northern California PBS and NPR affiliate.
KQED Science's Latest Posts
Over the last few weeks, we've been getting to know some of the people who live and work in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. We've met farmers, fishing guides and marina owners. All of them rely on levees that form rims around the dozens of islands in the Delta, holding back ...Read More
Coffee. Some days your morning cup leaves you jittery and overly chatty, and other days you can barely lift your head off your keyboard. Turns out that coffee, like so many caffeinated items, is unpredictable and unregulated -- the amount of caffeine in a cup of the same brand, made ...Read More
In this video, photographic artist Chris Jordan talks with QUEST television host Simran Sethi about the passion, purpose, and creative process behind his eye-opening works of art that depict the collective impacts of human activities on our society and environment. ...Read More
Track wolves from their prey's POV, explore seed diversity, and see the Great Plains from a new angle. Also, tag along with a scientist encouraging native bees to pollinate crops. ...Read More
Chevron wants to begin a billion-dollar construction project at its Richmond refinery after environmentalists sued to stop a similar plan a few years ago. The company points to the environmental impact report and says the new facility will be cleaner and safer, but community advocates worry the plan could increase ...Read More
One of Governor Jerry Brown's more controversial budget proposals has gained new support. The state Senate's top Democrat Darrell Steinberg said on Monday he now favors the idea of using climate pollution fees to help fund high-speed rail. ...Read More
Low battery life, bulky appearance and lack of integration are some of the obstacles in the way before health trackers become the next gadgets we can’t live without.
In a report released this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said it will take very ambitious efforts -- a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by up to 70 percent by 2050 -- to keep climate change at acceptable levels. The dire predictions have some asking whether it's time ...Read More
Drakes Bay Oyster Company is taking its running battle with the federal government–and environmentalists–to the Supreme Court. The company says it has filed a petition with the high court asking for a review of an unfavorable ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. That ruling said federal courts lacked ...Read More
This week's news in photos from around the Bay. ...Read More
Following the ups and downs of a key state reservoir and what they mean for the drought water supply. ...Read More