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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://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://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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Two New Studies Underline How Methane Matters to Global Carbon Cycle

KQED Science | September 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Two New Studies Underline How Methane Matters to Global Carbon Cycle

Natural gas is often called a "bridge fuel" that will help ease us off of carbon-based energy. But a study suggests that without policies to push us toward renewables and away from fossil fuels, natural gas will still leave the sky as a waste dump.

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Oil Transport by Train Continues to Climb

KQED Science | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Oil Transport by Train Continues to Climb

Sixty-six percent more oil came into California by rail in the first half of this year, compared to the first half of last year.

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Richmond Approves Contentious Chevron Project

KQED Science | July 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

Richmond Approves Contentious Chevron Project

Richmond's city council has given the green light to a controversial refinery project. Chevron's $1 billion upgrade at its Richmond refinery will allow it to refine higher-sulfur crude oil.

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Feds Propose New Safety Rules for Oil Trains

KQED Science | July 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

Feds Propose New Safety Rules for Oil Trains

There have been several fiery oil train derailments in other parts of the country in the past year. The new rules include lower speed limits, better brakes and safer rail cars.

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Richmond Nearly Ready to Approve Chevron Refinery Project

KQED Science | July 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

Richmond Nearly Ready to Approve Chevron Refinery Project

The Richmond City Council is considering Chevron's plans for a $1 billion project at its refinery there. If it's approved, this is one of the last steps before construction on the project would actually begin.

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California Has Little Say Over Oil Train Safety

KQED Science | July 21, 2014 | 4 Comments

California Has Little Say Over Oil Train Safety

The state can't set speed limits on trains. It can't tell railroads to choose less hazardous routes. It can't tell oil companies not to bring trains carrying volatile crude through cities.

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California’s New Fracking Regulations Delayed Half a Year

KQED Science | July 11, 2014 | 7 Comments

California’s New Fracking Regulations Delayed Half a Year

State lawmakers approved the delay in late June, and at the same time tightened up the environmental review process for fracking permits.

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Benicia Extends Public Comment Period on Bay Area Crude-by-Rail

KQED Science | July 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Benicia Extends Public Comment Period on Bay Area Crude-by-Rail

Benicia city officials are giving people more time to comment on a proposal to bring crude oil by rail to Valero’s refinery there.

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Oklahoma Study Offers Better Insight into Industrial Earthquakes

KQED Science | July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Oklahoma Study Offers Better Insight into Industrial Earthquakes

A new study adds strong evidence that deep-injection wells can occasionally nudge a fault into activity. The key is figuring out how it happens, then learning to avoid whatever is making it happen.

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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Dispute Over California Fuel Standard

KQED Science | June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Dispute Over California Fuel Standard

The justices on Monday turned away appeals from fuel makers that say the law discriminates against out-of-state producers.

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Revealed: Routes for Trains Hauling Volatile Crude Oil in California

KQED Science | June 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

Revealed: Routes for Trains Hauling Volatile Crude Oil in California

Trains loaded with volatile Bakken crude pass through or near cities and sensitive environmental areas on a regular basis.

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Berkeley Considers CO2 Warning Labels at Gas Pumps

KQED Science | June 13, 2014 | 7 Comments

Berkeley Considers CO2 Warning Labels at Gas Pumps

Environmentalists want Berkeley drivers to see a connection between pumping gas and dumping carbon into the atmosphere.

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California’s Not Ready for Influx of Oil Trains, Says Report

KQED Science | June 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

California’s Not Ready for Influx of Oil Trains, Says Report

Crude-by-rail has been a growing concern as an oil boom in North Dakota has meant more and more crude is traveling to refineries by rail. A series of fiery derailments in the past year has focused attention on the need for accident prevention and emergency response preparation.

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Chevron Refinery Plans in Richmond Pose Risks, Says Attorney General

KQED Science | June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chevron Refinery Plans in Richmond Pose Risks, Says Attorney General

In a letter to the city, Harris says she still has questions about the oil company's $1 billion expansion project.

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Crude-by-Rail: More Information Coming to California

KQED Science | June 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

Crude-by-Rail: More Information Coming to California

Beginning Saturday, railroads must notify states when large shipments of crude oil come through by train. The new rule is in response to safety concerns with crude-by-rail.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/06/03/tobacco-gets-a-makeover-as-new-source-for-biofuel/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tobacco-gets-a-makeover-as-new-source-for-biofuel target=_blank >Tobacco Gets a Makeover as New Source for Biofuel</a>

QUEST | June 3, 2014

Tobacco Gets a Makeover as New Source for Biofuel

Is a new biofuel a win for renewable energy or the far-reaching arms of the tobacco industry? ...Read More

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