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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/06/san-joses-recycled-water-plant-will-provide-pristine-water/ target=_blank >San Jose’s New Plant Transforms Sewage Into ‘Really Clean’ Water</a>

News Fix | March 7, 2014

San Jose’s New Plant Transforms Sewage Into ‘Really Clean’ Water

Recycled water plant relies on technology used successfully from Singapore to Orange County. ...Read More

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What We Know — And Don’t Know — About the Sea Star Die-Off

KQED Science | March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

What We Know — And Don’t Know — About the Sea Star Die-Off

Starfish on the West Coast have been dying in startling numbers. Some observers have documented sea star bodies turning to mush, others described the creatures disintegrating. It's "sea star wasting disease," and scientists don't know what causes it.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/04/now-its-time-for-the-other-kind-of-california-drought/ target=_blank >California’s Drought Enters the ‘What Drought?’ Phase</a>

News Fix | March 6, 2014

California’s Drought Enters the ‘What Drought?’ Phase

We've seen lots of rain over the past month. But the drought's not done with us, and here's why. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/06/california-fuel-tank-cleanup-rules-leave-lingering-spills-to-nature/ target=_blank >California Fuel Leak Cleanup Rules Leave Lingering Spills to Nature</a>

News Fix | March 6, 2014

California Fuel Leak Cleanup Rules Leave Lingering Spills to Nature

During the last 25 years, California water regulators have identified 43,000 fuel leaks. Now, all but 6,000 have been cleaned up.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/06/leaking-underground-fuel-tanks/ target=_blank >Map of Fuel Leak Sites in California: How Close Are They to You?</a>

News Fix | March 6, 2014

Map of Fuel Leak Sites in California: How Close Are They to You?

Critics question claim by state officials that underground tanks pose no real health threats. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/05/redwood-poaching-increasing/ target=_blank >Redwood Poachers Threaten Ancient Trees</a>

News Fix | March 5, 2014

Redwood Poachers Threaten Ancient Trees

By removing burls, timber thieves end the genetic life of a line of trees; 15 were damaged in February.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/04/drought-diary-my-pursuit-of-a-graywater-system-at-home/ target=_blank >Drought Diary: My Pursuit of a Home Graywater System</a>

News Fix | March 5, 2014

Drought Diary: My Pursuit of a Home Graywater System

There must be a way to re-use some of our household water without spending a small fortune. ...Read More

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Price Tag for October Shutdown of California National Parks: More Than $22 Million

KQED Science | March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Price Tag for October Shutdown of California National Parks: More Than $22 Million

National Park Services says loss of visitor spending hit some communities hard. But Pinnacles, the nation's newest national park, ducked the worst of the problems.

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Predatory Plant: Lure of the Cobra Lily

KQED Science | March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Predatory Plant: Lure of the Cobra Lily

What lurks inside a hungry pitcher plant? The cobra lily, a carnivorous plant native to California, uses deception, patience and bacteria to catch and digest its prey. Watch it in action.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/02/28/treasure-island-cleanup-exposes-navy-mishandling-of-its-nuclear-past/ target=_blank >Treasure Island Cleanup Exposes Navy’s Mishandling of its Nuclear Past</a>

News Fix | February 28, 2014

Treasure Island Cleanup Exposes Navy’s Mishandling of its Nuclear Past

At the former Treasure Island naval base, a discovery of radioactive material has led to the bureaucratic equivalent of warfare. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/02/28/california-storm-the-coolest-view-you-will-see-today/ target=_blank >California’s Storm: The Coolest View You Will See Today</a>

News Fix | February 28, 2014

California’s Storm: The Coolest View You Will See Today

Visualization uses meteorological data to render dramatic view of weather here and elsewhere on Earth. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/02/28/news-pix-drought-concern-persists-fire-in-the-bayview-and-fulton-mall-allows-cars/ target=_blank >News Pix: Bayview Fire, Dalai Lama Visits, and Wastewater For Cows?</a>

News Fix | February 28, 2014

News Pix: Bayview Fire, Dalai Lama Visits, and Wastewater For Cows?

The news in photos from around the Bay. ...Read More

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Bay Area: Do You Know Where Your Water Comes From?

KQED Science | February 28, 2014 | 3 Comments

Bay Area: Do You Know Where Your Water Comes From?

No matter where you live in the Bay Area, the answer might surprise you.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/02/26/new-storm-arrives-in-san-francisco-bay-area target=_blank >Bay Area Storm Triggers Flood Alert, Power Outages</a>

News Fix | February 26, 2014

Bay Area Storm Triggers Flood Alert, Power Outages

Latest series of storms is expected to douse entire region. But the drought? It's still with us. ...Read More

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Fukushima Radiation on its Way to California, Scientists Say it Poses No Threat

KQED Science | February 24, 2014 | 4 Comments

Fukushima Radiation on its Way to California, Scientists Say it Poses No Threat

Scientists are testing samples and using models to try to zero in on when it will reach the California coast and how much there will be when it does.

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California Drought One More Setback for River That Runs Dry

KQED Science | February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

California Drought One More Setback for River That Runs Dry

Just as salmon are being returned to the San Joaquin River, the extreme drought is bringing political heat to one of the most ambitious environmental restoration efforts in the state.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/02/21/federal-water-project-announces-deep-drought-cuts/ target=_blank >Key California Water Project Announces Drastic Cuts as Drought Deepens</a>

News Fix | February 21, 2014

Key California Water Project Announces Drastic Cuts as Drought Deepens

Federal officials announced Friday that many California farmers caught in the state’s drought can expect to receive no irrigation water this year from a vast system of rivers, canals and reservoirs interlacing the state.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/02/20/marin-county-coho-salmon-drought-endangered-species/ target=_blank >Marin’s Coho Salmon, the Drought, and Us</a>

News Fix | February 21, 2014

Marin’s Coho Salmon, the Drought, and Us

It's natural for us humans to think of the current California drought as a human crisis. Yes, it affects all 38 million of us who have staked a claim on this desirable real estate, and yes, people across the United States and beyond who consume our state's bounty of farm ...Read More

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Seven Things to Know About the Sixth Mass Extinction

KQED Science | February 21, 2014 | 3 Comments

Seven Things to Know About the Sixth Mass Extinction

Elizabeth Kolbert’s book “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” centers around two premises: that humans are witnessing a very high rate of species extinction and that humans are causing much of it.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/02/19/governor-legislative-leaders-offer-emergency-drought-bill/ target=_blank >Governor, Legislative Leaders Announce Drought Aid Package</a>

News Fix | February 19, 2014

Governor, Legislative Leaders Announce Drought Aid Package

Package aims at helping those suffering worst impact of crisis, with emphasis on securing emergency water. ...Read More

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