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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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California to Protect Gray Wolves as Endangered Species

KQED Science | June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

California to Protect Gray Wolves as Endangered Species

Though there are no wild wolves in California, state officials, expecting them to get here eventually, voted to protect them.

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Brown Pelican Population Plunges in California

KQED Science | June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Brown Pelican Population Plunges in California

California brown pelicans, which were driven to the brink of extinction in the last century, are in trouble again. The reason for the decline could range from food supply shifts to changes in water temperature.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201406030900?pid=RD19 target=_blank >EPA Releases New Rules for Power Plant Emissions</a>

Forum | June 3, 2014

EPA Releases New Rules for Power Plant Emissions

On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released controversial new regulations aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. Environmentalists are applauding the move, but the coal industry and many business groups oppose it, saying the regulations would boost electricity prices. We'll examine the EPA proposal and discuss the ...Read More

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New Rules for Power Plants: What They Mean for California

KQED Science | June 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

New Rules for Power Plants: What They Mean for California

New rules for existing power plants could mean more partners for California's carbon market.

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Plastic Substance Created by Pollution Yields a New Word: Plastiglomerate

KQED Science | May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Plastic Substance Created by Pollution Yields a New Word: Plastiglomerate

When future geologists, whatever species they may be, look for our signs in the fossil record of the future, it may be this newly described amalgam of plastic and sediment.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/05/27/firefighters-race-to-contain-blaze-burning-west-of-yosemite target=_blank >Firefighters Race to Contain Blaze Burning West of Yosemite</a>

News Fix | May 27, 2014

Firefighters Race to Contain Blaze Burning West of Yosemite

Ten aircraft join battle to contain blaze that started Monday near major reservoir. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/05/27/drought-tests-california-system-of-water-rights target=_blank >Amid Drought, State Water Rights System Delivers a Rich Supply to a Few</a>

News Fix | May 27, 2014

Amid Drought, State Water Rights System Delivers a Rich Supply to a Few

Some 'senior rights' holders can get virtually all the water they want as the rest of state cuts back. ...Read More

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