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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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Surprising New Research on Gray Whales Reveals Their Complex Relationships

KQED Science | March 28, 2014 | 3 Comments

Surprising New Research on Gray Whales Reveals Their Complex Relationships

Scientists continue to learn more about the complex relationships between Eastern and Western Pacific stocks of gray whales and fight to save the Western population as it teeters on the brink of extinction. Learn about the surprising discovery they have made using DNA and satellite tracking with naturalist Sharol Nelson-Embry.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/27/video-baby-salmon-trucked-to-delta target=_blank >Video: Drought Peril Prompts a Massive Trucking Operation for Baby Salmon</a>

News Fix | March 27, 2014

Video: Drought Peril Prompts a Massive Trucking Operation for Baby Salmon

Wildlife officials say trucking is the only way to make sure hatchery salmon reach the Pacific. ...Read More

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50 Years Ago, Alaskan Earthquake Was Key Event for Earth Science

KQED Science | March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

50 Years Ago, Alaskan Earthquake Was Key Event for Earth Science

50 years ago today, the Good Friday earthquake in Alaska sent shockwaves through earth science itself.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2014/03/26/parched-produce target=_blank >Parched Produce: California Agriculture in a State of Drought</a>

The Lowdown | March 27, 2014

Parched Produce: California Agriculture in a State of Drought

These are bone dry times for California. Even with the recent rains, the state is still mired in one of its worst droughts in recorded history. And that spells trouble for the vast agriculture industry here. Cartoon journalist Andy Warner explains. View as slideshow Andy Warner's comic journalism has ...Read More

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BioBlitz: A 24-Hour Quest to Count Plants and Animals in the Golden Gate National Parks

KQED Science | March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

BioBlitz: A 24-Hour Quest to Count Plants and Animals in the Golden Gate National Parks

Scientists, students and volunteers are descending on the Golden Gate National Recreation Area this Friday and Saturday to record as many plant and animal species as possible in 24 hours. It's part of an event called a BioBlitz.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/03/27/cats-chemicals-and-consumer-power/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cats-chemicals-and-consumer-power target=_blank >Cats, Chemicals, and Consumer Power</a>

QUEST | March 27, 2014

Cats, Chemicals, and Consumer Power

How daily exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals affects people and pets. ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/03/26/what-is-an-aquifer-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-is-an-aquifer-2 target=_blank >What Is An Aquifer?</a>

QUEST | March 26, 2014

What Is An Aquifer?

This Infographic dissects an aquifer to help demonstrate the role of an aquifer in our everyday lives and why we rely on this body of water. ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/03/26/groundwater-beneath-the-surface/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=groundwater-beneath-the-surface target=_blank >Groundwater, Beneath the Surface</a>

QUEST | March 26, 2014

Groundwater, Beneath the Surface

View this animation that dives inside an aquifer and beneath the surface to see groundwater in action. ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/03/26/the-groundwater-term-game/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-groundwater-term-game target=_blank >The Groundwater Term Game</a>

QUEST | March 26, 2014

The Groundwater Term Game

Play the fun interactive game to check your groundwater knowledge! ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/03/26/the-cost-of-water/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-cost-of-water target=_blank >The Cost of Water</a>

QUEST | March 26, 2014

The Cost of Water

Bottled water costs more than you think! Click through the slideshow to see a comparison of costs. ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/vacant-lots-get-a-green-makeover/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=vacant-lots-get-a-green-makeover target=_blank >Vacant Lots Get a Green Makeover</a>

QUEST | March 26, 2014

Vacant Lots Get a Green Makeover

Vacant lots are a big problem for cities with population loss, like Cleveland, where researchers are testing a cost-efficient way to transform abandoned land into spaces that revitalize neighborhoods and improve the environment. ...Read More

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New Devil’s Slide Trail Opens to the Public on Thursday

KQED Science | March 25, 2014 | 3 Comments

New Devil’s Slide Trail Opens to the Public on Thursday

Drivers have long been tempted to steal a quick glimpse of the rugged Northern California coastline below Highway 1. With the opening of the new Devil’s Slide Trail, now visitors will be encouraged to stop and take it all in.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/03/25/135292/bringing_a_million_orchids_to_floridas_trees?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Bringing A 'Million Orchids' To Florida's Trees</a>

KQED News | March 25, 2014

Bringing A 'Million Orchids' To Florida's Trees

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/25/watch-california-condors-released-into-the-wild/ target=_blank >LIVE: Watch California Condors Released into the Wild</a>

News Fix | March 25, 2014

LIVE: Watch California Condors Released into the Wild

Four California condors will be released in Big Sur at 10 a.m. Watch the live feed. ...Read More

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