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The South Napa Earthquake is a sobering reminder that the Bay Area could be hit by a devastating earthquake at any time. Are you prepared? Prepare your earthquake kit now, so you will have it ready when it's needed. (Earthworm/Flickr) 1) Create an Earthquake Kit Unlike hurricanes and other severe storms, earthquakes ...Read More
School is starting, and students across the country are about to spend a lot of time in the classroom and in the library. And as they crack their textbooks open, they're going to hear a lot of familiar advice about how to study right. Sit still, in a quiet place. ...Read More
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(Dan Brekke/KQED)The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced Friday that it will release water over the next several weeks to aid chinook salmon on the Klamath and Trinity rivers — a move that native tribes on the river have lobbied for to prevent a repeat of a catastrophic die-off that killed ...Read More
By Tara Siler and Molly Samuel A section of Chevron's Richmond oil refinery. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED) Chevron is once again wading into Richmond city politics. The oil giant is funding billboards in support of mayoral candidate Nat Bates. Bates's main rival is fellow City Councilman Tom Butt, a frequent critic of Chevron. The ...Read More
A patient admitted to a Kaiser hospital in South Sacramento has tested negative for the Ebola virus, said Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health in a brief press conference Thursday evening.
Shops remain closed in Monrovia's West Point slum as part of quarantine measures to contain the spread of Ebola in Liberia. A doctor trained in California traveled last week to staff a Monrovia hospital. (ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images) While Californians worry about a single possible case of Ebola, considered low ...Read More
Some parts of California’s mountains have been uplifted by as much as half an inch in the past 18 months because the massive amount of water lost in the drought is no longer weighing down the land, causing it to rise a bit like an uncoiled spring.
Soldiers at North Carolina's Fort Bragg use longleaf pine forests for combat and conservation drills. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Juan F. Jimenez:4th BCt, 82nd Abn. Div Reflections on the military rarely conjure up images of environmental harmony. War is hell, for the combatants as well as for the battlefields' ecosystems. But ...Read More
Ebola virus magnified 108,000 times. (Getty Images) By Lisa Aliferis and April Dembosky Don't panic, folks. Really. A patient who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus is being tested at Kaiser's South Sacramento Hospital. The other key information here is that California Department of Public Health officials call the unidentified patient <a target=_blank rel="nofollow" ...Read More
A night view of the Happy Camp Complex fire, burning in Klamath National Forest east of Crescent City. (U.S. Forest Service) Update, 3 p.m. Wednesday: Firefighting officials say they're making progress toward containing two fires that have threatened communities in the southern Sierra this week. Cal Fire says the Junction Fire, ...Read More
California will gain a new invasive species every 60 days. According to the Center for Invasive Species Research at UC Riverside, some of these could lead to economic losses to the state of about $3 billion each year. We'll discuss the issues surrounding invasive species from Scotch broom to Asian ...Read More
From heavy machinery to hand-held flour sifters, this town is pulling out all the stops to save its water.
Big Cricket Farms in Youngstown, Ohio is the first U.S. farm to grow insects exclusively for human consumption. When you're hungry, do you reach for potato chips or peanuts? What about a handful of crickets? One daring entrepreneur is bucking the “yuck” factor and opening the first U.S. farm to grow ...Read More
On Tuesday, more than 400 politicians from California and Nevada will convene at Lake Tahoe to hear about how the drought and climate change are affecting the lake. Senator Dianne Feinstein will host the event. She's put forward a bill to authorize $415 million for restoration of Lake Tahoe -- ...Read More
The fragmentation of the Novato meteorite on Oct. 17, 2012, as depicted in a horizontally mirrored image to show the progression of the event (from left to right). (Robert P. Moreno Jr., Jim Albers and Peter Jenniskens/NASA-SETI)It was not a planet killer, like the comet or asteroid that ...Read More