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De-Extinction: Bay Area Researcher Hopes to Bring Back the Passenger Pigeon

KQED Science | April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

De-Extinction: Bay Area Researcher Hopes to Bring Back the Passenger Pigeon

Researchers are working to revive the passenger pigeon, once the most abundant bird in the world, and the woolly mammoth, which they say could slow down the melting of Arctic permafrost. It may be possible, but is it right to turn back the clock?

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201404181630/e target=_blank >Levee Upkeep a Crucial Job in the Delta</a>

The California Report | April 18, 2014

Levee Upkeep a Crucial Job in the Delta

Over the last few weeks, we've been getting to know some of the people who live and work in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. We've met farmers, fishing guides and marina owners. All of them rely on levees that form rims around the dozens of islands in the Delta, holding back ...Read More

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SpaceX Launches its Dragon Spacecraft to the International Space Station

KQED Science | April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

SpaceX Launches its Dragon Spacecraft to the International Space Station

SpaceX, a private space company, is trying again on Friday to launch its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. Its first attempt to launch this mission was scratched on Monday because of a helium leak.

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NASA’s Cassini Divines Hidden Waters of Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

KQED Science | April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

NASA’s Cassini Divines Hidden Waters of Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

Modern explorers have found a previously unknown ocean -- but this one's on Saturn's moon Enceladus. Learn more from Chabot Space & Science Center's Ben Burress at KQED Science.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201404180900?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Caffeine: How Our Favorite Stimulant Helps and Hurts Us</a>

Forum | April 18, 2014

Caffeine: How Our Favorite Stimulant Helps and Hurts Us

Coffee. Some days your morning cup leaves you jittery and overly chatty, and other days you can barely lift your head off your keyboard. Turns out that coffee, like so many caffeinated items, is unpredictable and unregulated -- the amount of caffeine in a cup of the same brand, made ...Read More

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Scientists Find A Planet Like Earth

KQED Science | April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Scientists Find A Planet Like Earth

The planet, about 500 light-years from Earth, orbits in its star's habitable zone.

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Biologists’ Paradox: Killing and Collecting Rare Creatures to Prove They’re Not Extinct

KQED Science | April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Biologists’ Paradox: Killing and Collecting Rare Creatures to Prove They’re Not Extinct

A group of biologists asks their peers to start documenting newly discovered and "rediscovered" species by non-destructive techniques instead of killing a specimen to bring home.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/04/16/conversations-with-simran-sethi-chris-jordan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=conversations-with-simran-sethi-chris-jordan target=_blank >Picturing the Invisible: A Conversation with Artist Chris Jordan</a>

QUEST | April 16, 2014

Picturing the Invisible: A Conversation with Artist Chris Jordan

In this video, photographic artist Chris Jordan talks with QUEST television host Simran Sethi about the passion, purpose, and creative process behind his eye-opening works of art that depict the collective impacts of human activities on our society and environment. ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/quest-tv-back-to-the-wild-wolves-seeds-and-snapshots/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=quest-tv-back-to-the-wild-wolves-seeds-and-snapshots target=_blank >QUEST TV – Back to the Wild: Wolves, Seeds and Snapshots</a>

QUEST | April 16, 2014

QUEST TV – Back to the Wild: Wolves, Seeds and Snapshots

Track wolves from their prey's POV, explore seed diversity, and see the Great Plains from a new angle. Also, tag along with a scientist encouraging native bees to pollinate crops. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/04/16/136493/a_t_rex_treks_to_washington_for_a_shot_at_fame?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >A T. Rex Treks To Washington For A Shot At Fame</a>

KQED News | April 16, 2014

A T. Rex Treks To Washington For A Shot At Fame

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201404160930?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Chevron Tries Again to Revamp Richmond Refinery</a>

Forum | April 16, 2014

Chevron Tries Again to Revamp Richmond Refinery

Chevron wants to begin a billion-dollar construction project at its Richmond refinery after environmentalists sued to stop a similar plan a few years ago. The company points to the environmental impact report and says the new facility will be cleaner and safer, but community advocates worry the plan could increase ...Read More

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California Trails Texas in Wind Power, Says New Report

KQED Science | April 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

California Trails Texas in Wind Power, Says New Report

Despite some of the strongest renewable energy incentives in the country, California produces less than half the wind energy generated in the Lone Star State.

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201404150850/b target=_blank >State Senate Leader Drops Carbon Tax Proposal, Unveils New Cap-and-Trade Plan</a>

The California Report | April 15, 2014

State Senate Leader Drops Carbon Tax Proposal, Unveils New Cap-and-Trade Plan

One of Governor Jerry Brown's more controversial budget proposals has gained new support. The state Senate's top Democrat Darrell Steinberg said on Monday he now favors the idea of using climate pollution fees to help fund high-speed rail. ...Read More

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Health Trackers May Be the Rage, But How Useful Are They?

KQED Science | April 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

Health Trackers May Be the Rage, But How Useful Are They?

Low battery life, bulky appearance and lack of integration are some of the obstacles in the way before health trackers become the next gadgets we can’t live without.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/saving-our-seeds/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=saving-our-seeds target=_blank >Saving Our Seeds</a>

QUEST | April 15, 2014

Saving Our Seeds

In this video, a public library in Wisconsin joins the global movement to help secure the future of our food supply. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201404150900?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Could Geo-Engineering Cool Our Warming Planet?</a>

Forum | April 15, 2014

Could Geo-Engineering Cool Our Warming Planet?

In a report released this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said it will take very ambitious efforts -- a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by up to 70 percent by 2050 -- to keep climate change at acceptable levels. The dire predictions have some asking whether it's time ...Read More

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Monday’s SpaceX Launch Cancelled; Next Opportunity is April 18

KQED Science | April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Monday’s SpaceX Launch Cancelled; Next Opportunity is April 18

SpaceX is launching a rocket to the International Space Station this afternoon. The live webcast begins at 12:45 PST and the launch itself is scheduled for 1:58.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/04/14/drakes-bay-supreme-court/ target=_blank >Drakes Bay Takes Its Case to Supreme Court</a>

News Fix | April 14, 2014

Drakes Bay Takes Its Case to Supreme Court

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is taking its running battle with the federal government–and environmentalists–to the Supreme Court. The company says it has filed a petition with the high court asking for a review of an unfavorable ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. That ruling said federal courts lacked ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/follow-that-nutrient/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=follow-that-nutrient target=_blank >Follow That Nutrient</a>

QUEST | April 14, 2014

Follow That Nutrient

Find out how watersheds spiral nutrients in and out of the river basin, feeding a vast food web in the process. ...Read More

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Chevron Tries Again With Richmond Refinery Revamp

KQED Science | April 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

Chevron Tries Again With Richmond Refinery Revamp

Chevron is looking to launch a billion-dollar construction project at its Richmond refinery. It’s a slimmed down version of a project that environmentalists stopped with a lawsuit a few years ago.

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