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Carbon-Tracking Satellite Will Monitor Earth’s ‘Breathing’

KQED Science | June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Carbon-Tracking Satellite Will Monitor Earth’s ‘Breathing’

The data could yield a much more precise picture of how accumulating greenhouse gases will affect the planet.

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Why Poachers Are Raiding the Redwoods in Humboldt County

KQED Science | June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Why Poachers Are Raiding the Redwoods in Humboldt County

Because of heavy logging in the 1800s and early 1900s, only about five percent of the old-growth redwoods remain, with much of that acreage in state and national parks. Now they face another threat: poachers.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/06/27/yosemite-land-grant-150th-anniversary target=_blank >Yosemite at 150: From Early Photography to Modern Conservation</a>

News Fix | June 27, 2014

Yosemite at 150: From Early Photography to Modern Conservation

It's been 150 years since Lincoln preserved Yosemite, and the park is celebrating but boosting conservation efforts. ...Read More

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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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It’s a Busy Time for Bird Rescue

KQED Science | June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s a Busy Time for Bird Rescue

International Bird Rescue is an aquatic bird rehabilitation center that treats more than 2,500 birds each year.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/06/23/humboldt-county-redwood-poacher-sentenced/ target=_blank >Humboldt County Redwood Poacher Sentenced</a>

News Fix | June 23, 2014

Humboldt County Redwood Poacher Sentenced

Man pleaded guilty to felony charge as parks fight wave of vandalism targeting ancient trees. ...Read More

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As Water Prices Soar, Some Profit From California’s Drought

KQED Science | June 23, 2014 | 3 Comments

As Water Prices Soar, Some Profit From California’s Drought

Fights are breaking out over controversial water sales. Some farmers say they need the water to keep trees alive, while others say groundwater pumping depletes supplies for neighboring farms, and could threaten California's already-stressed aquifers.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2014/06/23/carbon-control-americas-new-war-on-climate-change/ target=_blank >Carbon Control: America’s New War on Climate Change</a>

The Lowdown | June 23, 2014

Carbon Control: America’s New War on Climate Change

The Obama administration dropped the proverbial climate change bomb earlier this month when it announced a groundbreaking plan, without congressional approval, to significantly reduce the nation's carbon emissions over the next 15 years. Cartoon journalist Andy Warner explains what the new rules set out to do. View as slideshow Andy ...Read More

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A ‘Squid Bloom’ in Monterey Bay Is Good News for Local Fishermen

KQED Science | June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

A ‘Squid Bloom’ in Monterey Bay Is Good News for Local Fishermen

Squid fishermen in and around Monterey Bay are experiencing early success this season with California market squid, which may be a result of a couple happy accidents.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/Modified-Water-Bond-Measure-May-Finally-Go-Before-Voters-in-November target=_blank >Modified Water Bond Measure May Finally Go Before Voters in November</a>

News Fix | June 18, 2014

Modified Water Bond Measure May Finally Go Before Voters in November

A new version of a water bond slated for the 2010 ballot may finally go before voters in November. ...Read More

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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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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201406120850/b target=_blank >Groundwater Pumping Causing Land to Sink in Coachella Valley</a>

The California Report | June 12, 2014

Groundwater Pumping Causing Land to Sink in Coachella Valley

Even before the drought, farmers around California were sucking down the groundwater faster than the environment could keep up. Now, the U.S. Geological Survey reports the practice has caused land in the Coachella Valley to sink up to two feet in some places. ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/06/12/biodegradable-plastics-too-good-to-be-true/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=biodegradable-plastics-too-good-to-be-true target=_blank >Biodegradable Plastics: Too Good to Be True?</a>

QUEST | June 12, 2014

Biodegradable Plastics: Too Good to Be True?

Products advertised as “green” aren't always what they appear to be. New research from Ohio State University adds supposedly biodegradable plastics to that list. ...Read More

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Dueling Drought Strategies: Save More Water or Store More Water

KQED Science | June 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

Dueling Drought Strategies: Save More Water or Store More Water

Two competing camps have emerged about how to boost California's water supplies during dry times: conserve more water or build more water storage.

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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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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/06/07/victims-of-the-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-fear-being-forgotten/ target=_blank >Survivors of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Disaster Fear Being Forgotten</a>

News Fix | June 7, 2014

Survivors of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Disaster Fear Being Forgotten

Three years after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant meltdown, over 100,000 residents remain displaced. ...Read More

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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://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/buffalo-soldiers-yosemite target=_blank >Channeling Buffalo Soldiers: National Parks Seek to Draw More Black Visitors</a>

News Fix | June 6, 2014

Channeling Buffalo Soldiers: National Parks Seek to Draw More Black Visitors

This weekend, history buffs relive trek made to the Sierra more than a century ago by black Army troops.

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201406061630 target=_blank >Drought Drives Groundwater Drilling Frenzy</a>

The California Report | June 6, 2014

Drought Drives Groundwater Drilling Frenzy

There's a drilling boom in California -- and it's not for oil or gas. With little help from the sky or the Sierra snowpack this year, farmers and ranchers are leaning heavily on pumping groundwater. Counties in the farm-rich Central Valley are issuing record numbers of permits for new wells. ...Read More

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