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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President Obama is introducing a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and support more renewable energy development.
A US Supreme Court ruling issued Thursday has big implications for Bay Area biotech companies and medical researchers, not to mention patients who want genetic testing or gene-based therapies. The Justices ruled that no one has the right to patent natural human genes, but synthetic DNA material can be patented.
A new study suggests climate change could drive nearly 100 native species either to extinction, or to very low numbers, by the end of the century.
The Oakland Museum of California is opening its Gallery of California Natural Sciences on Friday after three years, and an $11.4 million make over. The gallery spans California's habitats, from the depths of the Pacific Ocean, to the top of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
A construction project on Highway 101 in Marin and Sonoma Counties is taking a toll on nesting cliff swallows. Environmental groups are suing Caltrans to remove a net that's trapping and killing the birds.
When researchers applied the same amount of pressure to iron that they think it’s under at the center of the earth — about three million times as much pressure as at sea level — it was surprisingly soft.
Federal officials are bracing for a worse-than-usual fire season, especially in California and the rest of the Pacific Coast. And they're facing the season with a smaller fire-fighting force.
The amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere has reached 440 parts per million. It's the first time it's reached that number since scientists began tracking it. Actually, it's the first time it's reached that number in millions of years.
Snow runoff from the Sierra Nevada provides about a third of the state's water supply. Current estimates of how much water is in the mountains combine patchy measurements with a kind of sophisticated guesswork. But that may be about to change with new technology that's currently being tested.