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.
Here’s the thing: Water rights in California are based on who got there first. It’s as if you had to line up with all your coworkers to get a cup of coffee at work, and maybe the pot’s empty when the new guy gets to the front. Some are asking, in a drought like the one we’ve been having, is that really fair?
NASA reports successful test of new craft designed for deep space mission.
Amphibians face tough times as nearly one-third of the species has already lost worldwide. Learn about our local amphibians and what the East Bay Regional Parks District is doing to protect them.
Low precipitation and record high temperatures combine to set startling record.
Thanks to a meteorite collected in 1879, we have finally given a name to the most abundant mineral in Earth. Here's why it took so long to christen this stuff.
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.
The year-over-year water-saving rate slid by more than a third in October, worrying officials calling on residents to reduce water usage during record drought.
Sen. Jerry Hill wants action after state 'dodged a bullet' when train derailed along key waterway.
A vehicle named Orion is designed to carry humans into deep space. But most aren't aware it exists.