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Shara Tonn

Shara Tonn is a Master’s student at Stanford University in Earth Systems, an interdisciplinary environmental science degree. Her focus is science communication and education. She is a part of the environmental radio group on campus, GreenGrid Radio and also enjoys performing improv with the Stanford Improvisers (SIMPs). Born and raised in Tennessee, Shara loves to travel and has lived overseas in Italy, Japan and Australia.

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It’s a Busy Time for Bird Rescue

KQED Science | June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s a Busy Time for Bird Rescue

International Bird Rescue is an aquatic bird rehabilitation center that treats more than 2,500 birds each year.

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Seven of 10 of California’s Most Polluted Beaches Are in Northern California

KQED Science | May 22, 2014 | 14 Comments

Seven of 10 of California’s Most Polluted Beaches Are in Northern California

The polluted beaches that made the 'Beach Bummers' list suffer from problems like poor circulation and outdated sewage systems.

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With Levee Breached, Tides Return to Novato Wetland; Watch Video

KQED Science | April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

With Levee Breached, Tides Return to Novato Wetland; Watch Video

For more than two decades, environmental groups and numerous agencies have worked to restore the wetlands at the former Hamilton Army Airfield. On Friday, the project achieved a significant milestone.

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California Wildfire Study: Spend on Prevention to Save on Disasters

KQED Science | April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

California Wildfire Study: Spend on Prevention to Save on Disasters

A new study finds that investing in forest management could shrink the size of wildfires and save California hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Blood Moon: A Chance to Watch a Total Lunar Eclipse

KQED Science | April 4, 2014 | 3 Comments

Blood Moon: A Chance to Watch a Total Lunar Eclipse

It'll be a great view in the Bay Area late on the night of April 14, as long as clouds don't cover up the moon.

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Epilepsy Research Aided by Sea Lions With Seizures

KQED Science | March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Epilepsy Research Aided by Sea Lions With Seizures

Some sea lions suffer from a form of epilepsy that bears a striking resemblance to epilepsy in humans. That insight could help scientists develop treatments and eventually find a cure for temporal lobe epilepsy, one of the most common forms that people get.

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