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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201404181630/e target=_blank >Levee Upkeep a Crucial Job in the Delta</a>

The California Report | April 18, 2014

Levee Upkeep a Crucial Job in the Delta

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

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201404180900?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Caffeine: How Our Favorite Stimulant Helps and Hurts Us</a>

Forum | April 18, 2014

Caffeine: How Our Favorite Stimulant Helps and Hurts Us

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

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/04/16/conversations-with-simran-sethi-chris-jordan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=conversations-with-simran-sethi-chris-jordan target=_blank >Picturing the Invisible: A Conversation with Artist Chris Jordan</a>

QUEST | April 16, 2014

Picturing the Invisible: A Conversation with Artist Chris Jordan

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

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/quest-tv-back-to-the-wild-wolves-seeds-and-snapshots/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=quest-tv-back-to-the-wild-wolves-seeds-and-snapshots target=_blank >QUEST TV – Back to the Wild: Wolves, Seeds and Snapshots</a>

QUEST | April 16, 2014

QUEST TV – Back to the Wild: Wolves, Seeds and Snapshots

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

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/04/16/136493/a_t_rex_treks_to_washington_for_a_shot_at_fame?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >A T. Rex Treks To Washington For A Shot At Fame</a>

KQED News | April 16, 2014

A T. Rex Treks To Washington For A Shot At Fame

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201404160930?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Chevron Tries Again to Revamp Richmond Refinery</a>

Forum | April 16, 2014

Chevron Tries Again to Revamp Richmond Refinery

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

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201404150850/b target=_blank >State Senate Leader Drops Carbon Tax Proposal, Unveils New Cap-and-Trade Plan</a>

The California Report | April 15, 2014

State Senate Leader Drops Carbon Tax Proposal, Unveils New Cap-and-Trade Plan

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

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Health Trackers May Be the Rage, But How Useful Are They?

KQED Science | April 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

Health Trackers May Be the Rage, But How Useful Are They?

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.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/saving-our-seeds/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=saving-our-seeds target=_blank >Saving Our Seeds</a>

QUEST | April 15, 2014

Saving Our Seeds

In this video, a public library in Wisconsin joins the global movement to help secure the future of our food supply. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201404150900?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Could Geo-Engineering Cool Our Warming Planet?</a>

Forum | April 15, 2014

Could Geo-Engineering Cool Our Warming Planet?

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

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/04/14/drakes-bay-supreme-court/ target=_blank >Drakes Bay Takes Its Case to Supreme Court</a>

News Fix | April 14, 2014

Drakes Bay Takes Its Case to Supreme Court

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

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/follow-that-nutrient/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=follow-that-nutrient target=_blank >Follow That Nutrient</a>

QUEST | April 14, 2014

Follow That Nutrient

Find out how watersheds spiral nutrients in and out of the river basin, feeding a vast food web in the process. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/04/12/136376/making_math_and_microscopes_more_accessible?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Making Math And Microscopes More Accessible</a>

KQED News | April 12, 2014

Making Math And Microscopes More Accessible

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/04/11/news-pix-san-francisco-population-booms-drought-over-time-and-oakland-skatepark/ target=_blank >News Pix: Drought Update, Oakland Skaters Go Rouge and Victim Rights Week</a>

News Fix | April 11, 2014

News Pix: Drought Update, Oakland Skaters Go Rouge and Victim Rights Week

This week's news in photos from around the Bay. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/04/11/136352/south_texas_oil_brings_boom_as_well_as_pollutions_toxic_soup?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >South Texas Oil Brings Boom — As Well As Pollution's 'Toxic Soup'</a>

KQED News | April 11, 2014

South Texas Oil Brings Boom — As Well As Pollution's 'Toxic Soup'

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/04/09/navigate-a-watershed/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=navigate-a-watershed target=_blank >Navigate a Watershed</a>

QUEST | April 11, 2014

Navigate a Watershed

Learn how the physical, chemical, and biological systems within watersheds work together to create a continuum of resilient interconnected ecosystems. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/04/10/136314/drilling_frenzy_fuels_sudden_growth_in_small_texas_town?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Drilling Frenzy Fuels Sudden Growth In Small Texas Town</a>

KQED News | April 10, 2014

Drilling Frenzy Fuels Sudden Growth In Small Texas Town

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/04/07/california-drought-snapshot-lake-oroville-revisited target=_blank >California Drought Snapshot: Lake Oroville Revisited</a>

News Fix | April 10, 2014

California Drought Snapshot: Lake Oroville Revisited

Following the ups and downs of a key state reservoir and what they mean for the drought water supply. ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/getting-up-close-with-cranes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=getting-up-close-with-cranes target=_blank >Getting Up Close with Cranes</a>

QUEST | April 10, 2014

Getting Up Close with Cranes

For decades, scientists have studied the annual migration of sandhill cranes through central Nebraska. A new project is using time-lapse cameras to capture and study crane behavior. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/04/09/san-joaquin-river-listed-as-most-endangered-american-river target=_blank >San Joaquin Named Nation’s Most Endangered River</a>

News Fix | April 9, 2014

San Joaquin Named Nation’s Most Endangered River

Two California waterways — one a major Central Valley river, the other a Peninsula creek, and both the subject of controversy — are featured on an annual list of the most endangered U.S. rivers.

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