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U.S. and China Greenhouse Gas Deal: Landmark Move or More Hot Air?

KQED Science | November 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

U.S. and China Greenhouse Gas Deal: Landmark Move or More Hot Air?

President Obama sets ambitious goals for greenhouse gas reductions, but the deal faces political battles here and overseas.

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Parched: California Wildlife Suffers in Drought

KQED Science | November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Parched: California Wildlife Suffers in Drought

Birds, salmon and snakes depend on marshes and rivers for survival and migration, and to propagate the species. But many wildlife species are unable to find the water they need as the drought shrinks rivers and dries up wetlands.

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Bay Area’s Coal Mining History at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

KQED Science | November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bay Area’s Coal Mining History at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

One-third of the world's energy use relies on the greenhouse gas-producing coal, and the United Nations released a sobering report last week about its ongoing impact on global climate change. Find out about the Bay Area's own legacy with this fuel source.

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Life Aboard a ‘Polar Roller': America’s Last Heavy Icebreaker

KQED Science | November 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

Life Aboard a ‘Polar Roller': America’s Last Heavy Icebreaker

And a trick to prevent seasickness that the skipper swears by (other than staying ashore).

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New Numbers Highlight Contrasts in California Water Use

KQED Science | November 4, 2014 | 3 Comments

New Numbers Highlight Contrasts in California Water Use

Who's using the most -- and the least water? The numbers are in -- but officials warn that they can be misleading.

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Aging U.S. Icebreaker Fleet May Imperil Polar Science

KQED Science | November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Aging U.S. Icebreaker Fleet May Imperil Polar Science

The last of the Coast Guard's big icebreakers departs San Francisco Bay this week, a rare sight on the Bay and a reminder that the U.S. is falling behind in the race for polar dominance -- and knowledge.

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Save the Redwood League’s Fern Watch Program Helps Monitor Climate Change

KQED Science | October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Save the Redwood League’s Fern Watch Program Helps Monitor Climate Change

How will climate change affect the redwood ecosystem, which is so dependent on summer fog and plentiful winter rain? Learn about Save the Redwoods' ongoing "Fern Watch" study from Sharol Nelson-Embry of the East Bay Regional Park District.

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A First: Drought Tops List of Californians’ Worries

KQED Science | October 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

A First: Drought Tops List of Californians’ Worries

A new statewide poll reveals a virtual tie between water and jobs atop the most-pressing-issues list.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/19/145747/dod_climate_change_is_a_volatile_factor_in_international?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >DOD: Climate Change Is A Volatile Factor In International Security</a>

KQED News | October 19, 2014

DOD: Climate Change Is A Volatile Factor In International Security

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High Temps Intensified California Drought

KQED Science | October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

High Temps Intensified California Drought

Heat and drought often go hand-in-hand, creating a vicious cycle that looks a lot like California these days.

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Anti-Fracking Activists in California Take Fight to County Ballots

KQED Science | October 10, 2014 | 16 Comments

Anti-Fracking Activists in California Take Fight to County Ballots

Activists are hoping local residents will do what state legislators haven’t done -- shut down the controversial oil production technique known as hydraulic fracturing.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/08/144980/climate_change_worsens_coastal_flooding_from_high_tides?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Climate Change Worsens Coastal Flooding From High Tides</a>

KQED News | October 8, 2014

Climate Change Worsens Coastal Flooding From High Tides

A wave of high tides is expected to hit much of the East Coast this week. These special tides – king tides — occur a few times a year when the Moon's orbit brings it close to the Earth. But scientists say that lately, even normal tides throughout the year ...Read More

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Climate Change Has Uneven Effects on Ocean Warming

KQED Science | October 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

Climate Change Has Uneven Effects on Ocean Warming

Research published Sunday concluded that the upper 2,300 feet of the Southern Hemisphere’s oceans may have warmed twice as quickly after 1970 than had previously been thought.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/10/01/how-do-we-prioritize-protecting-species-in-the-face-of-climate-change/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-do-we-prioritize-protecting-species-in-the-face-of-climate-change target=_blank >How Do We Prioritize Protecting Species in the Face of Climate Change?</a>

QUEST | October 2, 2014

How Do We Prioritize Protecting Species in the Face of Climate Change?

Source: DoNow Science Tags: Climate, climate change, Environment, featured, full-image ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/09/25/are-consumers-or-corporations-responsible-for-reducing-carbon-emissions/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=are-consumers-or-corporations-responsible-for-reducing-carbon-emissions target=_blank >Are Consumers or Corporations Responsible for Reducing Carbon Emissions?</a>

QUEST | October 2, 2014

Are Consumers or Corporations Responsible for Reducing Carbon Emissions?

Source: DoNow Science Tags: featured, full-image ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/09/24/jerry-brown-on-carbons-dark-shadow-of-toxicity-at-climate-summit/ target=_blank >Jerry Brown on Carbon’s ‘Dark Shadow of Toxicity’ at Climate Summit</a>

KQED News | October 2, 2014

Jerry Brown on Carbon’s ‘Dark Shadow of Toxicity’ at Climate Summit

Gov. Jerry Brown (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) Speaking at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown said California is ahead of the pack when it comes to lowering greenhouse gases. At the U.N. Private Sector Forum, Brown cited laws requiring more alternative energy sources, more electric vehicles and better ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/09/22/brown-bay-area-activists-in-nyc-for-u-n-climate-summit/ target=_blank >Brown, Bay Area Activists in NYC for U.N. Climate Summit</a>

KQED News | October 2, 2014

Brown, Bay Area Activists in NYC for U.N. Climate Summit

By Isaac Silk People protest for greater action against climate change during the People's Climate March on Sept. 21, 2014 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Hundreds of thousands of climate change protesters, including a large delegation of Californians, descended on New York this past weekend ahead of the United Nations ...Read More

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PG&E Tests Tech Adapted From NASA’s Mars Rover

KQED Science | October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

PG&E Tests Tech Adapted From NASA’s Mars Rover

The sensor is based on a tool that's mounted on NASA's Mars Curiosity rover.

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California’s ‘Water Year’ Ends as Third Driest on Record

KQED Science | September 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

California’s ‘Water Year’ Ends as Third Driest on Record

Only 1924 and 1977 were drier. And there's little in the long-range forecasts to suggest a rebound soon.

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The Connection Between California’s Drought and Climate Change

KQED Science | September 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Connection Between California’s Drought and Climate Change

Climate change is making the weather pattern that's responsible for California's drought more likely, according to a new study from Stanford.

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