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BioBlitz: A 24-Hour Quest to Count Plants and Animals in the Golden Gate National Parks

KQED Science | March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

BioBlitz: A 24-Hour Quest to Count Plants and Animals in the Golden Gate National Parks

Scientists, students and volunteers are descending on the Golden Gate National Recreation Area this Friday and Saturday to record as many plant and animal species as possible in 24 hours. It's part of an event called a BioBlitz.

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New Devil’s Slide Trail Opens to the Public on Thursday

KQED Science | March 25, 2014 | 3 Comments

New Devil’s Slide Trail Opens to the Public on Thursday

Drivers have long been tempted to steal a quick glimpse of the rugged Northern California coastline below Highway 1. With the opening of the new Devil’s Slide Trail, now visitors will be encouraged to stop and take it all in.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/25/watch-california-condors-released-into-the-wild/ target=_blank >LIVE: Watch California Condors Released into the Wild</a>

News Fix | March 25, 2014

LIVE: Watch California Condors Released into the Wild

Four California condors will be released in Big Sur at 10 a.m. Watch the live feed. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/21/tech-giants-adding-bird-friendly-design-to-campuses/ target=_blank >Silicon Valley Companies Embrace Bird-Friendly Building Designs</a>

News Fix | March 25, 2014

Silicon Valley Companies Embrace Bird-Friendly Building Designs

Facebook, Apple, Intuit and Google plant trees, pathways and habitats for birds at their headquarters. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/24/california-drought-update-reservoirs- target=_blank >California Drought Update: How Low Can the Reservoirs Go?</a>

News Fix | March 25, 2014

California Drought Update: How Low Can the Reservoirs Go?

We're expecting rain late Tuesday and Wednesday, but it's unlikely to help boost water storage. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/22/tsunami-week-crescent-city-1964-earthquake target=_blank >Tsunami Week: A Time to Remember, and Prepare</a>

News Fix | March 24, 2014

Tsunami Week: A Time to Remember, and Prepare

State sponsors preparedness events up and down the coast as Crescent City recalls 1964 disaster. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/21/fish-and-wildlife-service-to-truck-salmon-to-delta target=_blank >Baby Salmon to Get a Lift on Their Way to the Ocean</a>

News Fix | March 21, 2014

Baby Salmon to Get a Lift on Their Way to the Ocean

Due to the drought, fishery officials will truck fish from northern Sacramento Valley to the Delta. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/20/drought-etiquette-when-is-yellow-no-longer-mellow/ target=_blank >Drought Etiquette: When Is Yellow No Longer Mellow?</a>

News Fix | March 21, 2014

Drought Etiquette: When Is Yellow No Longer Mellow?

When do amber waves in your toilet bowl begin to become socially unacceptable, and other questions. ...Read More

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Epilepsy Research Aided by Sea Lions With Seizures

KQED Science | March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Epilepsy Research Aided by Sea Lions With Seizures

Some sea lions suffer from a form of epilepsy that bears a striking resemblance to epilepsy in humans. That insight could help scientists develop treatments and eventually find a cure for temporal lobe epilepsy, one of the most common forms that people get.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2014/03/18/into-the-drought-californias-shrinking-reservoirs/ target=_blank >Visualization: How the Drought is Shrinking California’s Reservoirs</a>

The Lowdown | March 19, 2014

Visualization: How the Drought is Shrinking California’s Reservoirs

California's landscape is peppered with a huge collection of dams and reservoirs, providing water — and in some cases power — to cities and farms throughout the state. Most of these reservoirs typically fill up during the wet winter months and are slowly depleted over the course of the summer ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/18/drought-diary-san-francisco-use-a-bucket-for-watering-plants/ target=_blank >Drought Diary: Keep a Bucket in Your Bathroom</a>

News Fix | March 18, 2014

Drought Diary: Keep a Bucket in Your Bathroom

Kat Snow collects shower water because it always takes five or 10 seconds to heat up. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/18/good-read-and-video-following-a-toxic-trail-from-silicon-valley target=_blank >Following a Toxic Trail from Silicon Valley to Points Known and Unknown</a>

News Fix | March 18, 2014

Following a Toxic Trail from Silicon Valley to Points Known and Unknown

Clean-up of Mountain View site sends poisons on a costly cross-country journey that poses new hazards. ...Read More

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How Corrosive Water off the West Coast Threatens the Food Chain

KQED Science | March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

How Corrosive Water off the West Coast Threatens the Food Chain

Earlier this year, managers at a hatchery near Vancouver, Canada said they lost three years' worth of scallops -- 10 million animals -- to acidic waters. Ocean acidification is worse off the West Coast than anywhere else in North America.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/14/city-grazing-adds-kid-goats-to-urban-herd/ target=_blank >San Francisco-Based Landscaper Adds Baby Goats to its Urban Herd</a>

News Fix | March 15, 2014

San Francisco-Based Landscaper Adds Baby Goats to its Urban Herd

The city's contract goat herd has added 49 kids recently to help clear grassy lots and fields. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/14/news-pix-huge-mission-bay-fire-activists-fight-for-rare-redwood-and-cat-cafes-come-to-bay-area/ target=_blank >News Pix: Mission Bay Fire, Fighting For Rare Redwood and Cat Cafe Debut</a>

News Fix | March 14, 2014

News Pix: Mission Bay Fire, Fighting For Rare Redwood and Cat Cafe Debut

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

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/14/rare-redwood-threatened-with-removal-in-cotati/ target=_blank >Super-Rare Sonoma Redwood Spared by Rail Agency, for Now</a>

News Fix | March 14, 2014

Super-Rare Sonoma Redwood Spared by Rail Agency, for Now

The tree, an albino chimera redwood, stands close to new Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit line in Cotati. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/03/11/134714/trapping_and_tracking_the_mysterious_snowy_owl?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Trapping And Tracking The Mysterious Snowy Owl</a>

KQED News | March 11, 2014

Trapping And Tracking The Mysterious Snowy Owl

This winter's Arctic bird invasion has given owl researchers the opportunity of a lifetime. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/10/president-obama-creates-new-national-monument-on-mendocino-coast/ target=_blank >President Obama Adds Mendocino Site to California Coastal National Monument</a>

News Fix | March 10, 2014

President Obama Adds Mendocino Site to California Coastal National Monument

Designation of site at Point Arena is expected to attract tourists to a relatively little visited area. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/09/brown-tussles-with-environmentalists-at-california/ target=_blank >Brown Tussles With Fracking Foes at State Convention</a>

News Fix | March 10, 2014

Brown Tussles With Fracking Foes at State Convention

Governor gets an earful from environmentalists during address to California Democrats' confab. ...Read More

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Why Distant Dust Storms Matter to California Rainfall

KQED Science | March 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Why Distant Dust Storms Matter to California Rainfall

Scientists are finding that dust storms in Asia and Africa influence how much snow falls in the Sierra Nevada. The research could help make weather forecasting more accurate and improve how California manages its water supply.

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