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Drought Lessons From Down Under

KQED Science | June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Drought Lessons From Down Under

Australia's nine-year "millennial drought" transformed attitudes toward water. Could California duplicate the gains without the pain?

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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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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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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 ‘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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Stanford Sleep Researcher Mourns the Loss of Narcoleptic Dog

KQED Science | June 17, 2014 | 3 Comments

Stanford Sleep Researcher Mourns the Loss of Narcoleptic Dog

Bear, the narcoleptic dog who stole the heart of a Stanford specialist in the disease, has died.

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California Drought Dries Up Honey Supply

KQED Science | June 16, 2014 | 4 Comments

California Drought Dries Up Honey Supply

Mountain meadows that would normally be covered with wildflowers have nothing to offer the bees this year, as the flowers lie dormant in the drought. Beekeepers are looking at drastically reduced production, and in some cases are just trying to keep their bees alive.

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A Fourth Drought Year for California: What Are the Odds?

KQED Science | June 15, 2014 | 4 Comments

A Fourth Drought Year for California: What Are the Odds?

Two prominent California water experts advise: don't bet on wet.

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Interactive Map: How Sea Level Rise Could Swamp Coastal Communities

KQED Science | June 13, 2014 | 3 Comments

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.

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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://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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Drought Outlook: ‘Disastrous Consequences’ If 2015 Is Dry

KQED Science | June 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Drought Outlook: ‘Disastrous Consequences’ If 2015 Is Dry

A new report echoes some of the worst fears of a fourth straight drought year.

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201406110850/b target=_blank >Google Offers Cloud Database to Aid Autism Research</a>

The California Report | June 11, 2014

Google Offers Cloud Database to Aid Autism Research

What if using cloud computing to store huge amounts of genetic information led to new ways to diagnose and even treat autism? Google is offering just that kind of computing muscle, teaming up with an advocacy group called Autism Speaks. ...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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Saline Shortage Plagues Hospitals

KQED Science | June 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Saline Shortage Plagues Hospitals

Hospitals use saline for everything from wound care to surgeries, but it could be next year before drug companies can catch up with demand. Turns out, it's not as simple to manufacture salty water as you might think.

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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://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/06/04/138382/how_a_scientist_of_psychedelics_became_the_godfather_of_ecstasy?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >How A Scientist Of Psychedelics Became The 'Godfather Of Ecstasy'</a>

KQED News | June 4, 2014

How A Scientist Of Psychedelics Became The 'Godfather Of Ecstasy'

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