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The latest word from scientists studying the Arctic is that the polar region is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet. And researchers say the trend isn't letting up. That's the latest from the 2014 Arctic Report Card — a compilation of recent research from more ...Read More
State officials are worried that the rain will give people an excuse to abandon the already inconsistent conservation efforts they’ve adopted to deal with the long drought.
In a major move for earthquake safety, Congress set aside $5 million to expand an early warning system that could give Californians valuable time to brace for shaking.
On the roof of the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, Calif., in a large plastic tank, a sea otter mother named Abby floats with her adopted pup, known as 671.
From KQED Education Do Now: In a mission where the lines between reality and fantasy seem to be blurred, the Mars One team is planning to launch an expedition to establish a human settlement on the red planet. Is it ethical to colonize Mars or other planets?
State fisheries biologists recently reported some disturbing news: the coho salmon that typically spawn near Muir Woods had vanished. Recent rainstorms may be helping the endangered salmon, but habitat degradation and the persistent drought are taking a major toll.
With a new storm expected to pummel the Bay Area on Wednesday, we'll get an update on California's drought. Using tree rings as evidence, scientists say it's the worst drought to hit the state in 1,200 years.
More than 58,000 newborns in India died last year from drug-resistant bacteria, according to The New York Times. The global spread of these bacteria, often called "superbugs," has alarmed experts for some years, especially in developing nations where health care spending is low and sanitation is lacking.
High salinity of recycled water has deadly effect on the trees, which prefer fog-filled coastal habitats.
NASA reports successful test of new craft designed for deep space mission.
Most agree recent U.N. climate meetings have seen mixed success at best. This year, however, negotiators think they have some fresh ideas to entice developed countries and developing ones to work together.
Scientists discovered markings on an ancient shell that's been sitting in a museum for more a century, and they believe it may be the oldest known example of a deliberate geometric engraving made by a human hand.
To help students understand the science of climate change, KQED, the University of California Museum of Paleontology and the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University have partnered on a new iBooks Textbook series and iTunes U course, called Clue into Climate.