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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/11/145165/researchers_say_beavers_are_more_than_simple_pests?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Researchers Say Beavers Are More Than Simple Pests</a>

KQED News | October 11, 2014

Researchers Say Beavers Are More Than Simple Pests

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With Drought, New Scrutiny Over Fracking’s Water Use

KQED Science | October 10, 2014 | 6 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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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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Now You Can Take a Virtual Hike in California State Parks

KQED Science | October 8, 2014 | 3 Comments

Now You Can Take a Virtual Hike in California State Parks

You can now visit 14 California State Parks from the comfort of your own web browser, using Google Street View.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/10/07/will-recycling-phosphorus-help-stop-algae-blooms/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=will-recycling-phosphorus-help-stop-algae-blooms target=_blank >Will Recycling Phosphorus Help Stop Algae Blooms?</a>

QUEST | October 7, 2014

Will Recycling Phosphorus Help Stop Algae Blooms?

Excess phosphorus in lakes can cause destructive algae blooms big enough to be seen from satellites. NOAA image. We depend on big farms for our food. For crops, that means a lot of fertilizer; for animals, that means a lot of waste. For the lakes near these farms, that means a ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/10/06/point-reyes-national-seashore-agreement-drakes-bay-oyster-company target=_blank >National Park Service, Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Announce Exit Agreement</a>

KQED News | October 6, 2014

National Park Service, Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Announce Exit Agreement

After nearly a decade of negotiations, scientific studies, congressional intervention and protracted legal skirmishing, the National Park Service and Drakes Bay Oyster Co. announced Monday they've reached agreement on terms for the firm's final exit from Point Reyes National Seashore.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/10/02/court-upholds-water-releases-for-salmon-on-north-state-rivers/ target=_blank >Court Upholds Water Releases for Salmon on North State Rivers</a>

KQED News | October 2, 2014

Court Upholds Water Releases for Salmon on North State Rivers

A federal judge in Fresno has ruled that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation did not violate the law when it made special reservoir releases last year to help salmon in Northern California's Klamath River survive the drought rather than save the water for farms. But U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill ...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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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/09/22/glacier-breaks-sends-mudslide-down-mount-shasta/ target=_blank >Glacier Breaks, Sends Mudslide Down Mount Shasta</a>

KQED News | October 2, 2014

Glacier Breaks, Sends Mudslide Down Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta as it appeared on a hazy day in late August 2014. (Dan Brekke/KQED) MOUNT SHASTA, Siskiyou County — U.S. Forest Service crews on Mount Shasta were dealing Monday with mud flowing from a melting glacier that covered two roads and a bridge in muck, logs and rocks and forced ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/09/30/brown-signs-statewide-ban-on-plastic-bags/ target=_blank >Brown Signs Statewide Ban on Plastic Bags</a>

KQED News | October 2, 2014

Brown Signs Statewide Ban on Plastic Bags

Fenit Nirappil Associated Press Shoppers in San Franicsco's Chinatown with plastic bags. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images) SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/10/02/glowing-plants-city-streets-lit-by-trees/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=glowing-plants-city-streets-lit-by-trees target=_blank >City Streets Could Someday Be Lit by Glowing Trees</a>

QUEST | October 2, 2014

City Streets Could Someday Be Lit by Glowing Trees

San Francisco-based Glowing Plants hopes to engineer trees that can light city streets. For now, the team is working with smaller plants. (Lindsey Hoshaw/KQED) In the basement of a startup lab in San Francisco, scientist Kyle Taylor stands in a dark, windowless room. “I kind of like to have a big ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/30/144405/federal_judges_sends_wyo_wolves_back_to_endangered_species_list?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Federal Judges Sends Wyo. Wolves Back To Endangered Species List</a>

KQED News | September 30, 2014

Federal Judges Sends Wyo. Wolves Back To Endangered Species List

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/09/30/governor-jerry-brown-signs-plastic-bag-ban target=_blank >Brown Signs Statewide Ban on Plastic Bags</a>

KQED News | September 30, 2014

Brown Signs Statewide Ban on Plastic Bags

The new law will bar most single-use plastic bags. Industry vows to fight back with ballot issue.

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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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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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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/epArchive/R201409191000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >California Proposition 1: Water Bond</a>

Forum | September 19, 2014

California Proposition 1: Water Bond

Water is always a hot political topic in California, and this drought-plagued year is no exception. Proposition 1 on the November ballot would authorize $7.5 billion for what supporters say are critical water quality and infrastructure projects. We'll discuss what's in the bond and hear from opponents who claim that ...Read More

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Why More Trees in the Sierra Mean Less Water for California

KQED Science | September 15, 2014 | 26 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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Coastal Cleanup 2014: Taming Beach Trash

KQED Science | September 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Coastal Cleanup 2014: Taming Beach Trash

Plastics provide convenience but litter our oceans and waterways. Find out about efforts to clean up our coast and inland waterways at this year's annual Coastal Cleanup and how the "bag ban" may help keep trash out of our environment.

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