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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/science/2014/06/27/why-poachers-are-raiding-the-redwoods-in-humboldt-county/ target=_blank >Why Poachers Are Raiding the Redwoods in Humboldt County</a>

KQED Science | July 1, 2014

Why Poachers Are Raiding the Redwoods in Humboldt County

Poachers have chopped the burl from the base of this redwood. (Sally Schilling/KQED) California is home to the tallest trees in the world: coast redwoods. To forest visitors, staring up at the towering canopy of a 300-foot-tall old-growth redwood can feel surreal. “For a lot of people, this is an almost religious ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/science/audio/some-california-farmers-fallow-fields-others-sell-water-for-big-profits/ target=_blank >As Water Prices Soar, Some Profit From California’s Drought</a>

KQED Science | July 1, 2014

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. …read more Source: <a target=_blank title="As Water Prices Soar, Some Profit From California's Drought" ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/science/2014/06/13/interactive-map-how-sea-level-rise-could-swamp-coastal-communities/ target=_blank >Interactive Map: How Sea Level Rise Could Swamp Coastal Communities</a>

KQED Science | July 1, 2014

Interactive Map: How Sea Level Rise Could Swamp Coastal Communities

Rising seas will likely lead to unprecedented flooding along parts of California's coast within 20-60 years, according to a new report. …read more Source: Science News ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/science/audio/california-drought-dries-up-honey-supply/ target=_blank >California Drought Dries Up Honey Supply</a>

KQED Science | July 1, 2014

California Drought Dries Up Honey Supply

With mountain wildflowers lying dormant, beekeepers are looking at drastically reduced production and in some cases are just trying to keep their bees alive. …read more Source: Science News ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2013/12/13/food-waste target=_blank >Rot and Rubbish: The Rancid Truth About How Much Food We Waste</a>

The Lowdown | July 1, 2014

Rot and Rubbish: The Rancid Truth About How Much Food We Waste

Food. It's almost as if we like wasting it as much as we enjoy eating it. About a third of all food in the world that's produced for human consumption (roughly 1.2 billion tons) is lost or wasted, based on United Nations' estimates — even as millions still suffer ...Read More

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Water Snakes Invading California Threaten Native Species

KQED Science | June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Water Snakes Invading California Threaten Native Species

Biologists at UC Davis are growing concerned about the presence of non-native aquatic snakes in California’s waterways.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/06/30/supreme-court-rejects-drakes-bay-oyster-company-appeal/ target=_blank >High Court Won’t Hear Drakes Bay Oyster Co.’s Appeal of Shutdown Order</a>

News Fix | June 30, 2014

High Court Won’t Hear Drakes Bay Oyster Co.’s Appeal of Shutdown Order

Point Reyes oyster farm owner says he's contemplating legal options after justices refuse to hear case. ...Read More

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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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