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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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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/26/144223/nj_braces_for_future_disasters_by_fleeing_and_fortifying_the?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >N.J. Braces For Future Disasters By Fleeing, And Fortifying, The Coast</a>

KQED News | September 26, 2014

N.J. Braces For Future Disasters By Fleeing, And Fortifying, The Coast

It has been nearly two years since Hurricane Sandy crashed ashore in New Jersey, devastating cities throughout the region. As cities and towns along the coast consider how to prepare for future weather patterns, and avert the kind of damage that happened in 2012, a two-pronged response has emerged — ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2014/09/26/the-inequalities-of-climate-change-visualized-in-one-fascinating-map-and-6-other-great-interactive-resources/ target=_blank >The Inequalities of Climate Change Visualized in One Fascinating Map</a>

The Lowdown | September 26, 2014

The Inequalities of Climate Change Visualized in One Fascinating Map

The Carbon Map was created by Duncan Clark and Robin Houston from the design firm KILN as an entry to the World Bank's Apps for Climate competition. Recently updated and featured on The Guardian, the map resizes the world's geography to reflect the nations most responsible ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/education/2014/09/16/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>

KQED Science | September 25, 2014

Are Consumers or Corporations Responsible for Reducing Carbon Emissions?

From KQED Education Do Now: Climate change has been on the minds of a lot of people with the release of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report and the third National Climate Assessment. Who is responsible for curtailing carbon emissions?

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Long-Range Forecast: Less Snow for Skiers, Less Water for California

KQED Science | September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Long-Range Forecast: Less Snow for Skiers, Less Water for California

A new federal report affirms what scientists have been saying for years: California's "bank account" of snow-melt water may be overdrawn within decades.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/22/143863/climate_activists_look_for_solutions_from_business_diplomats?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Climate Activists Look For Solutions From Business, Diplomats</a>

KQED News | September 22, 2014

Climate Activists Look For Solutions From Business, Diplomats

Business and corporate leaders are starting to take climate risk seriously enough to put money on the table to do something about it.

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Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change

KQED Science | September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change

Streets in New York City and other towns are being taken over by marchers Sunday in what organizers hope will be the largest climate change protest in history.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/18/143587/a_coastal_paradise_confronts_its_watery_future?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >A Coastal Paradise Confronts Its Watery Future</a>

KQED News | September 18, 2014

A Coastal Paradise Confronts Its Watery Future

Dan Reiter, 37, is a long-boarder and contractor who used to live in Tampa. Then he discovered the surf breaks along a stretch of coast south of Cape Canaveral. "It's one of the most beautiful places in the world to live and surf and raise your kids," says Reiter, ...Read More

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Why More Trees in the Sierra Mean Less Water for California

KQED Science | September 15, 2014 | 27 Comments

Why More Trees in the Sierra Mean Less Water for California

California water districts are eyeing a potential new source of water: trees. After a century of fire suppression, Sierra Nevada forests are more dense than ever before. And those pine trees are taking up a lot of water that might otherwise run off into California rivers.

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California Plans Nation’s Most Detailed Sea Level Database

KQED Science | September 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

California Plans Nation’s Most Detailed Sea Level Database

To help adapt to the increased flood risks affecting people and property along the coast, the San Francisco Bay and inland waterways, California lawmakers sent a bill to Governor Jerry Brown that would direct the state to compile the nation’s most elaborate sea level rise planning database.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/09/142788/more_than_half_of_us_bird_species_threatened_by_climate_change?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >More Than Half of U.S. Bird Species Threatened by Climate Change</a>

KQED News | September 9, 2014

More Than Half of U.S. Bird Species Threatened by Climate Change

People in Maryland love their Baltimore orioles — so much so that their major league baseball team bears the name of the migrating bird. Yet, by 2080, there may not be any orioles left in Maryland. They migrate each year and, according to a new report, could soon be forced ...Read More

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