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De-Extinction: Bay Area Researcher Hopes to Bring Back the Passenger Pigeon

KQED Science | April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

De-Extinction: Bay Area Researcher Hopes to Bring Back the Passenger Pigeon

Researchers are working to revive the passenger pigeon, once the most abundant bird in the world, and the woolly mammoth, which they say could slow down the melting of Arctic permafrost. It may be possible, but is it right to turn back the clock?

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/04/14/drakes-bay-supreme-court/ target=_blank >Drakes Bay Takes Its Case to Supreme Court</a>

News Fix | April 14, 2014

Drakes Bay Takes Its Case to Supreme Court

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is taking its running battle with the federal government–and environmentalists–to the Supreme Court. The company says it has filed a petition with the high court asking for a review of an unfavorable ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. That ruling said federal courts lacked ...Read More

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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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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/04/11/news-pix-san-francisco-population-booms-drought-over-time-and-oakland-skatepark/ target=_blank >News Pix: Drought Update, Oakland Skaters Go Rouge and Victim Rights Week</a>

News Fix | April 11, 2014

News Pix: Drought Update, Oakland Skaters Go Rouge and Victim Rights Week

This week's news in photos from around the Bay. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/04/07/california-drought-snapshot-lake-oroville-revisited target=_blank >California Drought Snapshot: Lake Oroville Revisited</a>

News Fix | April 10, 2014

California Drought Snapshot: Lake Oroville Revisited

Following the ups and downs of a key state reservoir and what they mean for the drought water supply. ...Read More

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During Long, Dry Summer of Drought, Nobody Wins

KQED Science | April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

During Long, Dry Summer of Drought, Nobody Wins

Water managers are walking a tightrope this year, balancing three competing needs: how much water to deliver to people and agriculture, how much to provide for wildlife and how much to save for next year, in case it’s just as dry.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/04/09/san-joaquin-river-listed-as-most-endangered-american-river target=_blank >San Joaquin Named Nation’s Most Endangered River</a>

News Fix | April 9, 2014

San Joaquin Named Nation’s Most Endangered River

Two California waterways — one a major Central Valley river, the other a Peninsula creek, and both the subject of controversy — are featured on an annual list of the most endangered U.S. rivers.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2014/04/07/california-water/ target=_blank >California Drought Math: The Tricky Task of Distributing Water to a Thirsty State</a>

The Lowdown | April 7, 2014

California Drought Math: The Tricky Task of Distributing Water to a Thirsty State

Distributing enough water to everyone has never been an easy task in perennially thirsty California. But making sure that residents, farms and the natural environment are all sufficiently hydrated becomes a particularly difficult balancing act during prolonged droughts. Simply put, there's just not enough to go around. Cartoon journalist Andy ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/04/07/rancho-feeding-corp-reopens-under-new-management target=_blank >Petaluma Slaughterhouse Upheaval Continues, Despite Reopening</a>

News Fix | April 7, 2014

Petaluma Slaughterhouse Upheaval Continues, Despite Reopening

Facility gets makeover under new owner. But one rancher says fallout from earlier recall could ruin him. ...Read More

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California Farmers Look to Oil Industry for Water

KQED Science | April 7, 2014 | 5 Comments

California Farmers Look to Oil Industry for Water

As water supplies tighten for California farmers, some are looking to an unlikely new source: a water recycling project in one of the state's oldest oil fields.

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Yosemite Opens Areas Closed After Last Summer’s Huge Rim Fire

KQED Science | April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yosemite Opens Areas Closed After Last Summer’s Huge Rim Fire

The fire burned more than a quarter of a million acres in Yosemite and the Stanislaus National Forest. See before-and-after photos from a plot in the national forest.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/04/02/pge-climate-credit target=_blank >PG&E Ratepayers Will See $30-40 Climate Credit on April Bill</a>

News Fix | April 2, 2014

PG&E Ratepayers Will See $30-40 Climate Credit on April Bill

Power companies will be paying $750 million in rebates to consumers under cap-and-trade program. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2013/12/06/the-math-of-trash-a-music-video/ target=_blank >The Math of Trash: A Music Video</a>

The Lowdown | April 1, 2014

The Math of Trash: A Music Video

How much trash do you think you produce in a day? How about a year? It adds up a lot faster than you might think — especially in the United States, which collectively generates more garbage — or municipal waste — than any other nation on earth. With only ...Read More

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How Water and Oil Mix in California

KQED Science | March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

How Water and Oil Mix in California

California is the third-largest oil producing state in the country. To produce oil, companies deal with massive amounts of water. They need it for hydraulic fracturing, and they produce a lot from underground.

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With Drought, New Scrutiny Over Fracking’s Water Use

KQED Science | March 31, 2014 | 5 Comments

With Drought, New Scrutiny Over Fracking’s Water Use

The drought is putting a spotlight on water use around California, including for hydraulic fracturing. How much water does fracking use and will it increase as companies tap into the Monterey Shale, estimated to be the largest oil resource in country?

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Bay Area Cities and Environmentalists Respond to Crude-By-Rail Boom

KQED Science | March 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

Bay Area Cities and Environmentalists Respond to Crude-By-Rail Boom

More and more crude oil is being transported into California by rail lines, and questions about safety are prompting local governments and environmentalists to take action.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/28/anza-borrego-desert-state-park-wildflower-drought++ target=_blank >Anza-Borrego, a Park Dealing With a Drought on Top of a Drought</a>

News Fix | March 28, 2014

Anza-Borrego, a Park Dealing With a Drought on Top of a Drought

Dry years stifle a key tourist attraction, creating challenge for supporters of state's largest park. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/27/news-pix-state-senator-leland-yee-arrested-bioblitz-in-ggnra-and/ target=_blank >News Pix: Leland Yee, BioBlitz, Salmon and a ‘Magical Misfit Marriage’</a>

News Fix | March 28, 2014

News Pix: Leland Yee, BioBlitz, Salmon and a ‘Magical Misfit Marriage’

The week's news in photos from around the Bay. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/27/video-baby-salmon-trucked-to-delta target=_blank >Video: Drought Peril Prompts a Massive Trucking Operation for Baby Salmon</a>

News Fix | March 27, 2014

Video: Drought Peril Prompts a Massive Trucking Operation for Baby Salmon

Wildlife officials say trucking is the only way to make sure hatchery salmon reach the Pacific. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2014/03/26/parched-produce target=_blank >Parched Produce: California Agriculture in a State of Drought</a>

The Lowdown | March 27, 2014

Parched Produce: California Agriculture in a State of Drought

These are bone dry times for California. Even with the recent rains, the state is still mired in one of its worst droughts in recorded history. And that spells trouble for the vast agriculture industry here. Cartoon journalist Andy Warner explains. View as slideshow Andy Warner's comic journalism has ...Read More

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