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A Fourth Drought Year for California: What Are the Odds?

KQED Science | June 15, 2014 | 4 Comments

A Fourth Drought Year for California: What Are the Odds?

Two prominent California water experts advise: don't bet on wet.

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Kepler 10c: An Unexpected Heavyweight Earth

KQED Science | June 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kepler 10c: An Unexpected Heavyweight Earth

How big can an Earth-like planet be? Astronomers thought they had a pretty good handle on this question but have just been given a fresh example of how nature never ceases to outpace our imaginations and show us something unexpected.

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Drought Outlook: ‘Disastrous Consequences’ If 2015 Is Dry

KQED Science | June 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Drought Outlook: ‘Disastrous Consequences’ If 2015 Is Dry

A new report echoes some of the worst fears of a fourth straight drought year.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/06/09/fruit-juice-vs-soda-both-beverages-pack-a-wallop-of-sugar-usc-study/ target=_blank >Fruit Juice vs. Soda? Both Beverages Pack a Wallop of Sugar</a>

State of Health | June 9, 2014

Fruit Juice vs. Soda? Both Beverages Pack a Wallop of Sugar

USC researchers report that fruit juices have almost as much fructose as soda, making them just as unhealthful for you. ...Read More

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Crude-by-Rail: More Information Coming to California

KQED Science | June 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

Crude-by-Rail: More Information Coming to California

Beginning Saturday, railroads must notify states when large shipments of crude oil come through by train. The new rule is in response to safety concerns with crude-by-rail.

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New Rules for Power Plants: What They Mean for California

KQED Science | June 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

New Rules for Power Plants: What They Mean for California

New rules for existing power plants could mean more partners for California's carbon market.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/moodys-says-drought-not-hurting-state-finances-yet target=_blank >Report: Drought Impact on Farms No Problem for Economy — Yet</a>

News Fix | May 21, 2014

Report: Drought Impact on Farms No Problem for Economy — Yet

Moody's Investors Service says even in agricultural counties, the financial effects are limited. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/05/18/137881/fighting_bugs_with_bugs_hatching_a_solution_for_troubled_trees?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Fighting Bugs With Bugs: Hatching A Solution For Troubled Trees</a>

KQED News | May 18, 2014

Fighting Bugs With Bugs: Hatching A Solution For Troubled Trees

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/san-diego-fires-investigation-of-cause target=_blank >The Hunt is On for Who or What Caused San Diego Area Blazes</a>

News Fix | May 16, 2014

The Hunt is On for Who or What Caused San Diego Area Blazes

Were they ignited by something as ordinary as sparks from cars or something as sinister as an arsonist? ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/new-evacuations-ordered-in-san-diego-county-wildfires target=_blank >New Evacuations Ordered in San Diego County Wildfires</a>

News Fix | May 15, 2014

New Evacuations Ordered in San Diego County Wildfires

One of nine blazes in county races across hillsides near campus of Cal State-San Marcos. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/san-diego-wildfires-force-residents-from-homes target=_blank >San Diego County Fires Prompt Evacuation Notice for 11,000</a>

News Fix | May 14, 2014

San Diego County Fires Prompt Evacuation Notice for 11,000

Hundreds forced to flee rapidly advancing flames in Carlsbad. Fire closes freeway in Anaheim. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/bay-area-hot-smoggy-with-enhanced-fire-danger target=_blank >Bay Area Weather: It’s Hot, Our Air Is Bad, and Watch Out for Fire</a>

News Fix | May 12, 2014

Bay Area Weather: It’s Hot, Our Air Is Bad, and Watch Out for Fire

Don't be deceived by a balmy Monday: Region is in for an early heat wave starting Tuesday. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/05/07/stanfords-coal-divestment-environmental-or-financial/ target=_blank >Stanford’s Coal Divestment: Environmental or Financial?</a>

News Fix | May 7, 2014

Stanford’s Coal Divestment: Environmental or Financial?

The school's $18 billion endowment will no longer include coal, an increasingly bad investment. ...Read More

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An Unusual Stanford Art Exhibit Draws Upon Disease for Inspiration

KQED Science | May 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

An Unusual Stanford Art Exhibit Draws Upon Disease for Inspiration

Imagine entering an art museum, only to recognize a disease you've struggled with. A variety of maladies are featured in the exhibit “Inside Rodin’s Hands: Art, Technology, and Surgery at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/05/06/137379/monterey_bay_an_ocean_buffet_open_for_business_this_spring?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Monterey Bay An 'Ocean Buffet Open For Business' This Spring</a>

KQED News | May 6, 2014

Monterey Bay An 'Ocean Buffet Open For Business' This Spring

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/tioga-road-through-yosemite-national-park-reopens target=_blank >More No-Snow News from the Sierra: Tioga Pass Road Reopens</a>

News Fix | May 2, 2014

More No-Snow News from the Sierra: Tioga Pass Road Reopens

Yosemite opens the high-country highway, the third-earliest date traffic has resumed on the route. ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/05/01/urban-neighborhood-is-perfect-place-to-grow-lettuce/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=urban-neighborhood-is-perfect-place-to-grow-lettuce target=_blank >Urban Neighborhood is Perfect Place to Grow Lettuce</a>

QUEST | May 1, 2014

Urban Neighborhood is Perfect Place to Grow Lettuce

A $17 million greenhouse pioneers large-scale hydroponic technology and replaces vacant land in a troubled Cleveland neighborhood. ...Read More

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True Water Restrictions Rare, Even in California’s Record-Breaking Drought

KQED Science | April 28, 2014 | 12 Comments

True Water Restrictions Rare, Even in California’s Record-Breaking Drought

With California deep in a drought, communities are cracking down on water wasters, right? Demanding that residents take shorter showers and stop watering their lawns? Not exactly.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/04/24/california-is-now-100-percent-in-drought/ target=_blank >Drought Milestone: 100 Percent of California Now in Drought</a>

News Fix | April 26, 2014

Drought Milestone: 100 Percent of California Now in Drought

The state passes a dramatic and worrisome milestone. ...Read More

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In California Drought, Desperation May Make Water Flow Uphill

KQED Science | April 22, 2014 | 4 Comments

In California Drought, Desperation May Make Water Flow Uphill

A 47-mile section of the California Aqueduct, the main artery of the state's water system, could be engineered to flow backward this summer.

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