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Study: Warming Climate Means More Lightning

KQED Science | November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Study: Warming Climate Means More Lightning

Memo to firefighters: Modeling by Berkeley researchers suggests a 50 percent spike in ground strikes this century, like the strikes that started last season's largest wildfire in California.

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Bay Area’s Coal Mining History at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

KQED Science | November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bay Area’s Coal Mining History at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

One-third of the world's energy use relies on the greenhouse gas-producing coal, and the United Nations released a sobering report last week about its ongoing impact on global climate change. Find out about the Bay Area's own legacy with this fuel source.

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Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change

KQED Science | September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change

Streets in New York City and other towns are being taken over by marchers Sunday in what organizers hope will be the largest climate change protest in history.

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Artist Will Take a 13-Hour Watery Stand to Draw Attention to Rising Seas

KQED Science | August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Artist Will Take a 13-Hour Watery Stand to Draw Attention to Rising Seas

A performance artist will stand in San Francisco Bay for a tidal cycle of thirteen hours to dramatize the challenge of rising seas. At high tide, she'll be covered up to her neck.

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Recent Talk on Sea Level Rise Stresses Need for Acceptance and Adaptation

KQED Science | July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recent Talk on Sea Level Rise Stresses Need for Acceptance and Adaptation

Polar ice sheets are shrinking, sea level is rising and 44% of the world's population lives within 90 miles of the sea in the coastal zone. Oceanographer John Englander's addressed these topics in a recent talk, "Melting Ice, Rising Seas, and Shifting Shorelines: the New Normal" at the Aquarium of the Bay.

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Berkeley Considers CO2 Warning Labels at Gas Pumps

KQED Science | June 13, 2014 | 7 Comments

Berkeley Considers CO2 Warning Labels at Gas Pumps

Environmentalists want Berkeley drivers to see a connection between pumping gas and dumping carbon into the atmosphere.

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Famous Sunset Paintings Reflect Key Air Pollution Events From the Past

KQED Science | June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Famous Sunset Paintings Reflect Key Air Pollution Events From the Past

Data about volcanic eruptions and industrial pollution are encoded in great works of art.

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2013: Progress, But Long Road Ahead to California Climate Goals

KQED Science | December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

2013: Progress, But Long Road Ahead to California Climate Goals

Despite its deserved reputation for climate leadership, California will have to hustle to make its own long-range emissions goals.

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Memo to Bay Area Sea Rise Planners: Situation Serious But Not Hopeless

KQED Science | December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Memo to Bay Area Sea Rise Planners: Situation Serious But Not Hopeless

San Mateo County faces up to its high-water future--and gets some tips from one of climate adaptation's go-to guys.

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Where Should We Look for the World’s Oldest Ice?

KQED Science | November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Where Should We Look for the World’s Oldest Ice?

Ancient ice is an important source of information about global climates of the past. Although the ice itself is a valuable record, the real prize is the air bubbles preserved in it, some that could be as much as 1.5 million years old.

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Warming Climate Could Transform Bay Area Parks and Open Space

KQED Science | September 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Warming Climate Could Transform Bay Area Parks and Open Space

By the end of the century, the Bay Area's landscape could look more like Southern California's, raising tough questions for land managers trying to preserve parks and open space.

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California’s Redwoods May be Benefiting From Climate Change

KQED Science | August 14, 2013 | 4 Comments

California’s Redwoods May be Benefiting From Climate Change

The world's biggest trees are experiencing a growth spurt, and scientists think climate change may be playing a part in it.

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Sobering New Climate Report for California

KQED Science | August 8, 2013 | 4 Comments

Sobering New Climate Report for California

A comprehensive new climate scorecard paints a stark picture of the Golden State -- with a few silver linings.

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Climate Warming 10 Times Faster Than Historic Rate

KQED Science | August 1, 2013 | 4 Comments

Climate Warming 10 Times Faster Than Historic Rate

A new report by Stanford University scientists finds that the earth is warming much faster than thought. What might be even more surprising is the speed of the change.

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Poll: Strongest Support Yet for Climate Action in California

KQED Science | July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Poll: Strongest Support Yet for Climate Action in California

Californians continue to favor strong, immediate action on climate, but not at any cost. And most of us still drive to work solo.

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California Official Welcomes Obama’s Climate Program

KQED Science | June 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

California Official Welcomes Obama’s Climate Program

President Obama is introducing a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and support more renewable energy development.

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UC Berkeley Enlists Citizen Scientists in a Buggy Data Problem

KQED Science | May 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

UC Berkeley Enlists Citizen Scientists in a Buggy Data Problem

Scientists at UC Berkeley are asking the public to help transcribe field notes from millions of insect specimens.

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