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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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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201405270900?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Journalist Alan Weisman Warns of Overpopulation Crisis</a>

Forum | May 27, 2014

Journalist Alan Weisman Warns of Overpopulation Crisis

In his 2007 book "The World Without Us," author and journalist Alan Weisman explored some harrowing questions about what Earth would look like without people. In his new book, "Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?", he focuses on the perils of overpopulation. The population of Earth ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/05/25/bay-area-communities-see-signs-of-climate-change/ target=_blank >Bay Area Communities See Signs of Climate Change</a>

News Fix | May 25, 2014

Bay Area Communities See Signs of Climate Change

The Bay Area is already seeing signs of climate change. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/05/24/news-pix-california-chrome-wins-preakness-sedate-bay-to-breakers-and-drought-woes/ target=_blank >News Pix: California Chrome Wins Preakness, Sedate Bay to Breakers, and Drought Woes</a>

News Fix | May 24, 2014

News Pix: California Chrome Wins Preakness, Sedate Bay to Breakers, and Drought Woes

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

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Seven of 10 of California’s Most Polluted Beaches Are in Northern California

KQED Science | May 22, 2014 | 14 Comments

Seven of 10 of California’s Most Polluted Beaches Are in Northern California

The polluted beaches that made the 'Beach Bummers' list suffer from problems like poor circulation and outdated sewage systems.

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California’s Monterey Shale: Bonanza or Bust? Nobody Really Knows

KQED Science | May 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

California’s Monterey Shale: Bonanza or Bust? Nobody Really Knows

There's more than meets the eye to the reported reassessment of the state's next big oil play.

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Santa Cruz Is First California County to Ban Fracking

KQED Science | May 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Santa Cruz Is First California County to Ban Fracking

Tuesday morning the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the pre-emptive move against hydraulic fracturing. A state bill that would ban fracking until there is more scientific study is in limbo.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2014/05/20/making-sense-of-san-franciscos-bone-chilling-summertime-fog/ target=_blank >The Chilling Effect: Why San Francisco Gets So Foggy in the Summer</a>

The Lowdown | May 20, 2014

The Chilling Effect: Why San Francisco Gets So Foggy in the Summer

To start, a beautiful time-lapse film by Simon Christen … “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Mark Twain may never have actually said it himself, but that doesn't make the observation any less accurate. As any naive tourist shivering miserably in a tank ...Read More

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California Wildfires: Training for a Tough Season

KQED Science | May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

California Wildfires: Training for a Tough Season

Seasonal firefighters started training months earlier than usual this year. It may seem like common sense that it's dry out there, but there is a science to knowing how dry, and to knowing when the threat of wildfire is at its worst.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2014/05/12/how-is-climate-change-affecting-california-infographic/ target=_blank >What Does Climate Change in California Look Like? [Infographic]</a>

The Lowdown | May 16, 2014

What Does Climate Change in California Look Like? [Infographic]

California Environmental Protection Agency (full-size graphic below) Be it torrential rains or severe droughts, huge wildfires or rising sea-levels, every corner of the United States has been — and will continue to be — impacted by the effects of human-induced climate change. That's the scenario presented last week by a ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/new-evacuations-ordered-in-san-diego-county-wildfires target=_blank >New Evacuations Ordered in San Diego County Wildfires</a>

News Fix | May 15, 2014

New Evacuations Ordered in San Diego County Wildfires

One of nine blazes in county races across hillsides near campus of Cal State-San Marcos. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/humboldt-county-man-arrested-in-redwood-national-park-poaching-case target=_blank >Humboldt County Man Arrested in Redwood Poaching Case</a>

News Fix | May 14, 2014

Humboldt County Man Arrested in Redwood Poaching Case

A suspect has been charged with vandalizing coast redwoods to steal burls prized by collectors and furniture makers.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/05/13/bay-area-wilts-under-record-temps/ target=_blank >Bay Area Wilts Under Record Temps</a>

News Fix | May 13, 2014

Bay Area Wilts Under Record Temps

The mercury rose as high as 97 degrees. Expect the heat to stick around for at least another day. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/bay-area-hot-smoggy-with-enhanced-fire-danger target=_blank >Bay Area Weather: It’s Hot, Our Air Is Bad, and Watch Out for Fire</a>

News Fix | May 12, 2014

Bay Area Weather: It’s Hot, Our Air Is Bad, and Watch Out for Fire

Don't be deceived by a balmy Monday: Region is in for an early heat wave starting Tuesday. ...Read More

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For San Francisco Bone Collector, Skulls Are a Lifelong Love Affair

KQED Science | May 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

For San Francisco Bone Collector, Skulls Are a Lifelong Love Affair

San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences opens a skull exhibit this week, featuring the work of Ray Bandar, a man who has devoted 60 years to cleaning the skulls and bones of some of California's most beloved animals.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/05/12/2014/california-climate-change target=_blank >What Does Climate Change in California Look Like?</a>

The Lowdown | May 12, 2014

What Does Climate Change in California Look Like?

California Environmental Protection Agency (full-size graphic below) Be it torrential rains or severe droughts, huge wildfires or rising sea-levels, every corner of the United States has been — and will continue to be — impacted by the effects of human-induced climate change. That's the scenario presented last week by a ...Read More

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Judge Orders Silicon Valley Billionaire to Testify in Dispute Over Beach

KQED Science | May 8, 2014 | 3 Comments

Judge Orders Silicon Valley Billionaire to Testify in Dispute Over Beach

Venture capitalist expected to appear Monday in case involving access to a popular local beach.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2014/05/07/author-farley-mowat-who-wrote-never-cry-wolf-dies-at-92/ target=_blank >Farley Mowat, Author of ‘Never Cry Wolf,’ Dies at 92</a>

KQED Science | May 8, 2014

Farley Mowat, Author of ‘Never Cry Wolf,’ Dies at 92

Author was an ardent campaigner for environmental causes well into his later years. Read more ... ...Read More

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