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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/bringing-fish-up-from-the-deep/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bringing-fish-up-from-the-deep target=_blank >Bringing Fish up From the Deep</a>

QUEST | March 5, 2015

Bringing Fish up From the Deep

Scientists at the California Academy of Sciences have designed a portable decompression chamber to safely bring new fish species up from the ocean's "twilight zone."

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Study: Napa Quake Should Spur Retrofits to Older Buildings

KQED Science | March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Study: Napa Quake Should Spur Retrofits to Older Buildings

The Bay Area's worst shaker in 25 years revealed -- once again -- where the vulnerabilities are.

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From Drifter to Dynamo: The Story of Plankton

KQED Science | March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

From Drifter to Dynamo: The Story of Plankton

Most plankton are tiny drifters, wandering in a vast ocean. But where wind and currents converge they become part of a grander story… an explosion of vitality that affects all life on Earth, including our own.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/02/26/something-californians-can-agree-on-the-droughts-serious target=_blank >Something Californians Can Agree On: The Drought’s Serious</a>

KQED News | February 26, 2015

Something Californians Can Agree On: The Drought’s Serious

The Field Poll has been surveying Californians in good times and bad for decades, and rarely does it find respondents unanimous — or virtually unanimous — on anything. The Poll finds that 94 percent of Californians view the drought, now in its fourth year, as either extremely or somewhat serious.

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2015 Picks Up Where 2014 Record Heat Left Off

KQED Science | February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

2015 Picks Up Where 2014 Record Heat Left Off

Last month was the second-hottest January on record globally, in a continuation of 2014's warmth.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/02/18/in-californias-oil-patch-activists-fight-new-crude-by-rail-terminal target=_blank >In California’s Oil Patch, Activists Fight New Crude-By-Rail Terminal</a>

KQED News | February 18, 2015

In California’s Oil Patch, Activists Fight New Crude-By-Rail Terminal

Farmer and activist Tom Frantz lives in Shafter, a town just up the road from Bakersfield where oil rigs are as common as almond trees. But these days, his attention is focused on oil coming from outside the state, oil that comes in by train and unloads at at crude-by-rail terminals.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/02/13/coast-guard-cutter-suspected-source-of-oil-spill-in-oakland-estuary target=_blank >State: Coast Guard Not the Source of Oakland Estuary Mystery Spill</a>

KQED News | February 13, 2015

State: Coast Guard Not the Source of Oakland Estuary Mystery Spill

Lab tests conducted by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of Spill Prevention and Response have concluded that Coast Guard vessels in the Oakland Estuary were not the cause of what officials are calling a “mystery sheen” of diesel fuel that appeared near Alameda Marina.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/02/11/a-sneak-peek-at-apples-new-cupertino-headquarters target=_blank >A Sneak Peek at Apple’s New Cupertino Headquarters</a>

KQED News | February 12, 2015

A Sneak Peek at Apple’s New Cupertino Headquarters

Apple's new Cupertino headquarters, known as Campus 2, has been largely off-limits to press since construction began last year. But KQED Science's Amy Standen got a tour Wednesday and gives us a look inside.

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Great Bird Goo Mystery: Why It’s Not as Easy as ‘CSI’

KQED Science | February 5, 2015 | 5 Comments

Great Bird Goo Mystery: Why It’s Not as Easy as ‘CSI’

State scientists, federal agencies, and a lab in Britain are all trying to identify a mystery gunk that killed hundreds of sea birds in San Francisco Bay. It's been three weeks, and still no word on what the gunk is. KQED investigates why it's taking so long.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/02/04/new-vaccination-bill-would-end-exemptions-for-personal-religious-beliefs/ target=_blank >New Vaccination Bill Would End Exemptions for Personal, Religious Beliefs</a>

State of Health | February 4, 2015

New Vaccination Bill Would End Exemptions for Personal, Religious Beliefs

California lawmakers are proposing legislation that would require parents to vaccinate all school children unless a child's health is in danger, joining only two other states with such stringent restrictions.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/02/03/californians-are-using-less-water-but-more-restrictions-likely target=_blank >Californians Are Using Less Water, But More Restrictions Likely</a>

KQED News | February 3, 2015

Californians Are Using Less Water, But More Restrictions Likely

December's rains enabled Californians to finally meet Gov. Jerry Brown's call for a 20 percent reduction in monthly water consumption, but more restrictions loom as the state adapts to long-term drought conditions.

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In the Race for Life, Which Human Embryos Make It?

KQED Science | February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the Race for Life, Which Human Embryos Make It?

Every one of us started out as an embryo, but only a few early embryos – about one in three – grow into a baby. Researchers are unlocking the mysteries of our embryonic clock and helping patients who are struggling to get pregnant.

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UCSF’s New Hospital Offers Robots and Other High-Tech Bells and Whistles

KQED Science | February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

UCSF’s New Hospital Offers Robots and Other High-Tech Bells and Whistles

UC San Francisco's new $1.5 billion Medical Center at Mission Bay opened up over the weekend. That meant transferring 120 patients from other facilities to new rooms complete with flat-screen TVs and Spanish-speaking robots.

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California parks: New funding, better accountability needed to stop decline, new report says

KQED Science | January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

California parks: New funding, better accountability needed to stop decline, new report says

Three years after California state parks were discovered to have mismanaged millions of dollars, a task force issued recommendations for how to manage and fund the state park system.

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Shrinking Sierra Snowpack Heightens Drought Worries

KQED Science | January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Shrinking Sierra Snowpack Heightens Drought Worries

'Frozen reservoir,' source of a third of California's water, is far below historical average.

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Scientists Still Trying to Identify Mystery Bird Goo

KQED Science | January 20, 2015 | 4 Comments

Scientists Still Trying to Identify Mystery Bird Goo

An unidentified substance has killed or injured hundreds of birds so far.

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How Electric Light Changed the Night

KQED Science | January 20, 2015 | 4 Comments

How Electric Light Changed the Night

Artificial light makes the modern world possible. But not all kinds of light are good for us. Electric light has fundamentally altered our lives, our bodies and the very nature of our sleep.

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It’s Official: 2014 Was The Hottest Year on Record, NOAA Says

KQED Science | January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s Official: 2014 Was The Hottest Year on Record, NOAA Says

The annually-averaged temperature was 1.24 degrees Fahrenheit over the 20th century average, and easily broke the records set in 2005 and 2010.

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California Unveils Strictest Rules on Pesticide

KQED Science | January 14, 2015 | 3 Comments

California Unveils Strictest Rules on Pesticide

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has introduced stricter regulations for chloropicrin, a pesticide which has had negative health effects on farm workers.

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EPA Plans Oil and Gas Methane Emission Cuts

KQED Science | January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

EPA Plans Oil and Gas Methane Emission Cuts

To combat global warming, the EPA seeks to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas industry and will propose regulations later this year.

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