Jose Luis Duce, from Spain's Ministry of the Environment, is training to do a prescribed burn with firefighters from Spain, Colorado, Wyoming, California, and Nebraska. (Photo credit: Jackie Sojico, QUEST Nebraska) Firefighter Phil Dye uses a flapper tool to put out any remaining flames on the black line. (Photo credit: ...Read More
Misplace your car keys? Forget to buy milk at the store? For those coping with a memory-impairing disease or injury, memory loss can be debilitating. New therapeutic brain implants could help patients overcome memory deficits.
Marbled murrelets are rare seabirds that lay just one egg a year, and those eggs are a favorite food item for another bird: Steller’s jays. Scientists are hoping to trick the jays into avoiding the murrelet eggs using decoy eggs with a rude surprise inside.
(Getty Images) By Charles Siler, Berkeleyside Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to include a proposal that would tax distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages on the November ballot. Voters will decide on penny-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages.The measure, which proposes a one-cent-per-ounce charge at the distributor level, would ...Read More
Biologists at UC Davis are growing concerned about the presence of non-native aquatic snakes in California’s waterways.
It's been 150 years since Lincoln preserved Yosemite, and the park is celebrating but boosting conservation efforts. ...Read More
As a flood of new exoplanets swim into our ken, we have ways of turning these pixel-size steams of data into insights about our own planet.
$10.5 billion plan now includes more money for reservoirs, but not enough to win Republican votes. ...Read More
Still, the study does not show that pesticide exposure causes autism. ...Read More
California would have been first state in the nation to require a health warning label on soda. ...Read More
Something strange and unsettling is happening to Bay Area honeybees. Entomologists at San Francisco State University have identified the culprit: a tiny parasitic fly is causing the bees to exhibit bizarre nocturnal behaviors before suffering a gruesome demise.
With the World Series in full swing, most Americans would probably say they know the basic rules of baseball: the pitcher throws it, the batter hits it, three strikes and you’re out. But underneath it all, the rules that truly govern this game are the laws of physics. “When you go to a ballgame you’re […]
Some lessons of this summer's blaze will take years to be revealed. But the immediate impact is dramatic. ...Read More
There are now strains of bacteria that are resistant to even the strongest antibiotics, and they're causing deadly infections. On Fresh Air, Terry Gross interviews journalist David Hoffman, who says that understanding and fighting these bacteria should be a national priority.
The $286 million tunnel is the first ever to cross under the Bay, and -- once it comes online in 2015 -- will carry 300 million gallons of water a day from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir to San Francisco and Peninsula residents.
Nature shows almost no signs of the Loma Prieta earthquake 24 years later. But the human landscape still carries scars that should remind us to practice continual preparedness.
By Kelley Weiss, CHCF Center for Health Reporting Children's advocates are hoping for a big Christmas present this year – a billion dollars to remove toxic lead paint from homes. A Santa Clara Superior Court judge has until the end of the year to decide if paint companies should pay ...Read More
Now that California's legislative session is now over, here's a roundup of the environmental bills that passed -- and a review of some big ones that didn't.