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NASA’s LADEE Spacecraft Set to Crash Land on the Moon

KQED Science | April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

NASA’s LADEE Spacecraft Set to Crash Land on the Moon

Having solved a 42-year-old mystery about lunar "streamers," the $280 million LADEE spacecraft is set to vaporize when it collides with the moon around April 21st.

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Study Reveals New Suspect in the ‘Great Dying’ Mass Extinction Murder Mystery

KQED Science | April 3, 2014 | 3 Comments

Study Reveals New Suspect in the ‘Great Dying’ Mass Extinction Murder Mystery

The latest microbial hypothesis published in a recent paper addresses the ongoing drama of the "Great Dying", a monstrously deadly event that occurred about 250 million years ago and drove some 90 percent of the world's species to extinction.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/why-soil-matters/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=why-soil-matters target=_blank >Why Soil Matters</a>

QUEST | April 3, 2014

Why Soil Matters

Milwaukee urban farmer Will Allen explains the role of soil in creating a food system that can sustain our growing global population. ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/04/01/your-city-your-food/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=your-city-your-food target=_blank >Your City, Your Food</a>

QUEST | April 3, 2014

Your City, Your Food

If you needed to grow food in your city, where would you do it? How do you find space with healthy soil, safe water, and adequate sunlight? How do you know the space is safe, affordable, and accessible to the community? This QUEST classroom activity shows you how. ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/04/03/a-hidden-world-thrives-below-the-snow/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-hidden-world-thrives-below-the-snow target=_blank >A Hidden World Thrives Below the Snow</a>

QUEST | April 3, 2014

A Hidden World Thrives Below the Snow

Although the layer of snow that blankets much of the Northern Hemisphere every winter looks inhospitable, it's actually a cozy refuge for many plants and animals. But as the world warms up, this safe haven is disappearing. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/04/02/50-year-review-mammography-benefits-oversold-harms-minimized/ target=_blank >50-Year Review: Mammography Benefits Oversold, Harms Minimized</a>

State of Health | April 2, 2014

50-Year Review: Mammography Benefits Oversold, Harms Minimized

Scores of women treated for cancer are over-diagnosed; their cancer would never threaten their lives. ...Read More

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Yosemite Opens Areas Closed After Last Summer’s Huge Rim Fire

KQED Science | April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yosemite Opens Areas Closed After Last Summer’s Huge Rim Fire

The fire burned more than a quarter of a million acres in Yosemite and the Stanislaus National Forest. See before-and-after photos from a plot in the national forest.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/04/02/pge-climate-credit target=_blank >PG&E Ratepayers Will See $30-40 Climate Credit on April Bill</a>

News Fix | April 2, 2014

PG&E Ratepayers Will See $30-40 Climate Credit on April Bill

Power companies will be paying $750 million in rebates to consumers under cap-and-trade program. ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/quest-tv-inventing-the-future-bikes-bugs-and-fashionistas/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=quest-tv-inventing-the-future-bikes-bugs-and-fashionistas target=_blank >QUEST TV – Inventing the Future: Bikes, Bugs and Fashionistas</a>

QUEST | April 2, 2014

QUEST TV – Inventing the Future: Bikes, Bugs and Fashionistas

Meet innovators building sun-powered velomobile, transforming flies into fishmeal, and converting husks into fashion. Also, discover a vast network of ocean observatories. ...Read More

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Sierra Snowpack: Better But Far From What’s Needed for Drought

KQED Science | April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sierra Snowpack: Better But Far From What’s Needed for Drought

A key indicator of California's water prospects is likely to peak out at about one-third of normal.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2013/12/06/the-math-of-trash-a-music-video/ target=_blank >The Math of Trash: A Music Video</a>

The Lowdown | April 1, 2014

The Math of Trash: A Music Video

How much trash do you think you produce in a day? How about a year? It adds up a lot faster than you might think — especially in the United States, which collectively generates more garbage — or municipal waste — than any other nation on earth. With only ...Read More

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IPCC: Climate Change Is Taking a Toll in California and It’s Going to Get Worse

KQED Science | April 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

IPCC: Climate Change Is Taking a Toll in California and It’s Going to Get Worse

The latest report from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change focuses on impacts from climate change, both current and looming, and recommendations for how to adapt.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/let-them-eat-flies/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=let-them-eat-flies target=_blank >Let Them Eat Flies</a>

QUEST | April 1, 2014

Let Them Eat Flies

QUEST goes behind the scenes at an innovative “bug farm” in Ohio, where engineer and entrepreneur Glen Courtright harnesses the power of flies to turn food waste into sustainable fish feed. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201404010900?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Report Warns of Food Scarcity and Civil Conflict Due to Climate Change</a>

Forum | April 1, 2014

Report Warns of Food Scarcity and Civil Conflict Due to Climate Change

Climate change is threatening life and livelihood across the planet according to a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The latest in a series of reports from the U.N. panel, this is the first time the panel calls for adaptation to climate change and points to ways ...Read More

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How Water and Oil Mix in California

KQED Science | March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

How Water and Oil Mix in California

California is the third-largest oil producing state in the country. To produce oil, companies deal with massive amounts of water. They need it for hydraulic fracturing, and they produce a lot from underground.

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With Drought, New Scrutiny Over Fracking’s Water Use

KQED Science | March 31, 2014 | 5 Comments

With Drought, New Scrutiny Over Fracking’s Water Use

The drought is putting a spotlight on water use around California, including for hydraulic fracturing. How much water does fracking use and will it increase as companies tap into the Monterey Shale, estimated to be the largest oil resource in country?

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Bay Area Cities and Environmentalists Respond to Crude-By-Rail Boom

KQED Science | March 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

Bay Area Cities and Environmentalists Respond to Crude-By-Rail Boom

More and more crude oil is being transported into California by rail lines, and questions about safety are prompting local governments and environmentalists to take action.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/28/anza-borrego-desert-state-park-wildflower-drought++ target=_blank >Anza-Borrego, a Park Dealing With a Drought on Top of a Drought</a>

News Fix | March 28, 2014

Anza-Borrego, a Park Dealing With a Drought on Top of a Drought

Dry years stifle a key tourist attraction, creating challenge for supporters of state's largest park. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/27/news-pix-state-senator-leland-yee-arrested-bioblitz-in-ggnra-and/ target=_blank >News Pix: Leland Yee, BioBlitz, Salmon and a ‘Magical Misfit Marriage’</a>

News Fix | March 28, 2014

News Pix: Leland Yee, BioBlitz, Salmon and a ‘Magical Misfit Marriage’

The week's news in photos from around the Bay. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/27/130737/half-of-likely-voters-back+-water-bond target=_blank >Half of Likely Voters Back Big Water Bond, Survey Finds</a>

News Fix | March 28, 2014

Half of Likely Voters Back Big Water Bond, Survey Finds

Record-high share of Californians say water supply is a big problem in their part of the state. ...Read More

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