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Soil Science May Be Important Key to Tackling Climate Change

KQED Science | April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Soil Science May Be Important Key to Tackling Climate Change

Studying the important partnership between soil and plants may lead to some solutions for the ongoing problems arising from climate change. The East Bay Regional Park District's Sharol Nelson-Embry highlights a recent panel discussion in San Francisco with local soil scientists and author Kristin Ohlson on carbon sequestration.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/04/10/136314/drilling_frenzy_fuels_sudden_growth_in_small_texas_town?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Drilling Frenzy Fuels Sudden Growth In Small Texas Town</a>

KQED News | April 10, 2014

Drilling Frenzy Fuels Sudden Growth In Small Texas Town

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New Stanford Study Examines Geologic Impact of a Massive Asteroid Collision on Ancient Earth

KQED Science | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Stanford Study Examines Geologic Impact of a Massive Asteroid Collision on Ancient Earth

A new paper attempts to describe a realistic picture of the unimaginable: a colossal cosmic impact that left a crater 500 kilometers across on the ancient Earth.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/04/07/california-drought-snapshot-lake-oroville-revisited target=_blank >California Drought Snapshot: Lake Oroville Revisited</a>

News Fix | April 10, 2014

California Drought Snapshot: Lake Oroville Revisited

Following the ups and downs of a key state reservoir and what they mean for the drought water supply. ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/getting-up-close-with-cranes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=getting-up-close-with-cranes target=_blank >Getting Up Close with Cranes</a>

QUEST | April 10, 2014

Getting Up Close with Cranes

For decades, scientists have studied the annual migration of sandhill cranes through central Nebraska. A new project is using time-lapse cameras to capture and study crane behavior. ...Read More

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During Long, Dry Summer of Drought, Nobody Wins

KQED Science | April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

During Long, Dry Summer of Drought, Nobody Wins

Water managers are walking a tightrope this year, balancing three competing needs: how much water to deliver to people and agriculture, how much to provide for wildlife and how much to save for next year, in case it’s just as dry.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/04/09/san-joaquin-river-listed-as-most-endangered-american-river target=_blank >San Joaquin Named Nation’s Most Endangered River</a>

News Fix | April 9, 2014

San Joaquin Named Nation’s Most Endangered River

Two California waterways — one a major Central Valley river, the other a Peninsula creek, and both the subject of controversy — are featured on an annual list of the most endangered U.S. rivers.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/04/09/neuroscientists-create-the-art-of-medicine/ target=_blank >In San Francisco, Neuroscientists Create the Art of Medicine</a>

State of Health | April 9, 2014

In San Francisco, Neuroscientists Create the Art of Medicine

You might not expect to find an art gallery at a convention of neuroscientists. ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/04/09/the-system-of-surface-water/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-system-of-surface-water target=_blank >The System of Surface Water</a>

QUEST | April 9, 2014

The System of Surface Water

Explore the ribbons of rivers that crisscross the U.S. and deliver drinking water to more than 117 million people every day. ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/a-watershed-moment/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-watershed-moment target=_blank >A Watershed Moment</a>

QUEST | April 9, 2014

A Watershed Moment

Watch as a university rises to the challenge of caring for the water that cycles through campus. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201404090850/b target=_blank >Use of Graywater Catching On as Drought Continues</a>

The California Report | April 9, 2014

Use of Graywater Catching On as Drought Continues

In light of the ongoing drought, state officials have asked Californians to cut their water use by 20 percent. One technique getting more attention these days is recycling so-called graywater. California passed one of the first laws to allow home graywater use -- but obstacles have slowed widespread adoption. ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/quest-tv-keeping-it-cool-sea-otters-new-cars-and-old-forests/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=quest-tv-keeping-it-cool-sea-otters-new-cars-and-old-forests target=_blank >QUEST TV – Keeping it Cool: Sea Otters, New Cars and Old Forests</a>

QUEST | April 9, 2014

QUEST TV – Keeping it Cool: Sea Otters, New Cars and Old Forests

Discover how sea otters, hydrogen-powered cars and old-growth forests are helping to battle climate change. Also, learn how some Galapagos penguins are surviving warmer temperatures. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/04/09/136272/what_does_sound_look_like?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >What Does Sound Look Like?</a>

KQED News | April 9, 2014

What Does Sound Look Like?

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/04/08/131943/orca-ban-seaworld-blackfish target=_blank >California Ban On Orca Shows Tabled Until 2015</a>

News Fix | April 8, 2014

California Ban On Orca Shows Tabled Until 2015

The bill would have also prohibited the import and export of orcas from California. ...Read More

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World’s Largest “Tentacles” Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium Will Cultivate Its Own Cephalopods

KQED Science | April 8, 2014 | 2 Comments

World’s Largest “Tentacles” Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium Will Cultivate Its Own Cephalopods

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's new exhibit will be the world’s largest, most diverse display of octopuses, squid and cuttlefish. To pull it off, aquarists are coaxing reproduction from the most reluctant critters.

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Cold, Then Dry: Dealing California Citrus Farmers a Double Punch

KQED Science | April 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

Cold, Then Dry: Dealing California Citrus Farmers a Double Punch

First the freeze, now a crippling water shortage confront citrus growers in the Central Valley.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2014/04/07/california-water/ target=_blank >California Drought Math: The Tricky Task of Distributing Water to a Thirsty State</a>

The Lowdown | April 7, 2014

California Drought Math: The Tricky Task of Distributing Water to a Thirsty State

Distributing enough water to everyone has never been an easy task in perennially thirsty California. But making sure that residents, farms and the natural environment are all sufficiently hydrated becomes a particularly difficult balancing act during prolonged droughts. Simply put, there's just not enough to go around. Cartoon journalist Andy ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/04/07/rancho-feeding-corp-reopens-under-new-management target=_blank >Petaluma Slaughterhouse Upheaval Continues, Despite Reopening</a>

News Fix | April 7, 2014

Petaluma Slaughterhouse Upheaval Continues, Despite Reopening

Facility gets makeover under new owner. But one rancher says fallout from earlier recall could ruin him. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/04/07/under-new-law-california-school-nurses-on-front-lines-to-raise-vaccine-rates/ target=_blank >Under New Law, School Nurses on Front Lines to Raise Vaccine Rates</a>

State of Health | April 7, 2014

Under New Law, School Nurses on Front Lines to Raise Vaccine Rates

Parents must now meet with health provider before opting-out of vaccines, providing opening for education. ...Read More

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Another Step Closer to Redesigning Life: Scientists Create Synthetic Chromosome in Yeast

KQED Science | April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Another Step Closer to Redesigning Life: Scientists Create Synthetic Chromosome in Yeast

A group of scientists has replaced a natural chromosome in yeast with an artificial one. This won't only make a more useful yeast, but it also opens the door to redesigning the DNA of more complicated beasts like plants and animals (or us) and maybe even to resurrecting extinct species like the passenger pigeon or wooly mammoth.

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