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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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<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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