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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/07/tuolumne-county-resident-indicted-for-starting-rim-fire-in-yosemite/ target=_blank >Tuolumne County Resident Indicted for Starting Rim Fire in Yosemite</a>

News Fix | August 7, 2014

Tuolumne County Resident Indicted for Starting Rim Fire in Yosemite

Flames from Rim Fire consume trees on Aug. 25, 2013 near Groveland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) A 32-year-old man from the Tuolumne County town of Columbia has been charged by a federal grand jury with starting the devastating Rim Fire. Federal prosecutors say that Keith Matthew Emerald faces a ...Read More

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Stanford Scientists Use Fruit Flies to Study Diabetes

KQED Science | August 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

Stanford Scientists Use Fruit Flies to Study Diabetes

Stanford researchers have developed a new way to use fruit flies to sort through the complicated genetics of Type 2 diabetes.

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There’s a New Bird Species in California, Sort Of

KQED Science | August 4, 2014 | 3 Comments

There’s a New Bird Species in California, Sort Of

When is a clapper rail not a clapper rail? Answer: when it's in California, as it turns out.

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A Tale of Two Tern Towns in the Bay Area

KQED Science | August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Tale of Two Tern Towns in the Bay Area

The Bay Area hosts two large breeding colonies of endangered California least terns. Find out more about these birds and the East Bay Regional Park District's efforts to manage their populations.

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Richmond Approves Contentious Chevron Project

KQED Science | July 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

Richmond Approves Contentious Chevron Project

Richmond's city council has given the green light to a controversial refinery project. Chevron's $1 billion upgrade at its Richmond refinery will allow it to refine higher-sulfur crude oil.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/what-is-an-heirloom-tomato-anyway/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-is-an-heirloom-tomato-anyway target=_blank >What is an Heirloom Tomato, Anyway?</a>

QUEST | July 29, 2014

What is an Heirloom Tomato, Anyway?

Animation by Michaela Vatcheva “Heirloom” tomatoes. “Hybrid” cucumber seeds. Cereal free of “genetically modified” ingredients. These food labels are everywhere, but what exactly do they mean? In the short animation above, we remove some of the mystery by showing that these terms refer to different ways of creating plants with appealing ...Read More

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Drought Becomes Top Environmental Priority for Californians

KQED Science | July 23, 2014 | 5 Comments

Drought Becomes Top Environmental Priority for Californians

Those surveyed say they favor mandatory restrictions on water use.

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California Fire Season: Threat of Dry Lightning Looms

KQED Science | July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

California Fire Season: Threat of Dry Lightning Looms

Weather experts say the next couple of weeks could be some of the worst in state history for wildfires caused by lightning strikes.

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California Has Little Say Over Oil Train Safety

KQED Science | July 21, 2014 | 3 Comments

California Has Little Say Over Oil Train Safety

The state can't set speed limits on trains. It can't tell railroads to choose less hazardous routes. It can't tell oil companies not to bring trains carrying volatile crude through cities.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/07/20/140213/sixthgraders_science_fair_finding_shocks_ecologists?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Sixth-Grader's Science Fair Finding Shocks Ecologists</a>

KQED News | July 20, 2014

Sixth-Grader's Science Fair Finding Shocks Ecologists

When 12-year-old Lauren Arrington heard about her sixth-grade science project, she knew she wanted to study lionfish. Growing up in Jupiter, Fla., she saw them in the ocean while snorkeling and fishing with her dad. Her project showed that the lionfish can survive in nearly fresh water. The results blew away ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/07/17/yosemite-bans-wilderness-campfires/ target=_blank >Yosemite Bans Wilderness Campfires</a>

News Fix | July 17, 2014

Yosemite Bans Wilderness Campfires

Half Dome, from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. (James Chang/Flickr)Yosemite National Park is banning back-country campfires in an attempt to prevent human-caused fires. The ban will be in effect for wilderness areas below 6,000 feet elevation. The National Park Service says that fires are still allowed in designated campgrounds and ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/07/16/chevron-richmond-refinery-two-alarm-fire target=_blank >Chevron: No Health Risk from Early-Morning Richmond Refinery Fire</a>

News Fix | July 16, 2014

Chevron: No Health Risk from Early-Morning Richmond Refinery Fire

Several investigations are under way into a small fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond this morning nearly two years after a much larger blaze led to state scrutiny of the facility.

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Present-Day Tibetans Inherited Genetic Gifts from Paleolithic-Era Ancestors

KQED Science | July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Present-Day Tibetans Inherited Genetic Gifts from Paleolithic-Era Ancestors

The world had been awash in news about how we can see the evidence in our DNA of ancient humans mating with Neanderthals and their close relatives, the Denisovans. Now in a new study out in the journal Nature, a group of researchers has found the strongest evidence to date that this mating mattered.

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NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft: A Decade of Discovery at Saturn

KQED Science | July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft: A Decade of Discovery at Saturn

A decade ago, NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the largest and most complex robotic probe yet built, arrived in the Saturn system to begin a marathon exploration of the gas giant, its famous and awe-inspiring rings and what has turned out to be a collection of some of the most eye-opening moons in the solar system.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/07/09/illegal-water-diversions-to-pot-farms-running-some-streams-dry/ target=_blank >Illegal Water Diversions to Pot Farms Running Some Streams Dry</a>

News Fix | July 9, 2014

Illegal Water Diversions to Pot Farms Running Some Streams Dry

The state of Washington is launching legal recreational marijuana sales this week, once again raising the question of whether California will someday follow suit. But a report from state wildlife officials is raising concern about the environmental cost of expanding cannabis cultivation in the Golden State — especially amid ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/07/07/drakes-bay-oyster-company-kevin-lunny-fights-closure-order target=_blank >Government Pursues ‘Prompt Wind-Down’ of Drakes Bay Oyster Co.</a>

News Fix | July 7, 2014

Government Pursues ‘Prompt Wind-Down’ of Drakes Bay Oyster Co.

Drakes Bay Oyster Co. workers harvest strings of oysters on Schooner Bay near Point Reyes. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)Federal government lawyers are expected to discuss a plan for “the prompt and orderly wind-down” of Drakes Bay Oyster Co. operations at Point Reyes National Seashore — marking the possible end of a ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/07/07/Berkeley-Struggling-To-Reach-Zero-Waste-Goal-by-2020/ target=_blank >Berkeley Struggling To Reach Zero Waste Goal by 2020</a>

News Fix | July 7, 2014

Berkeley Struggling To Reach Zero Waste Goal by 2020

Drew Jaffe, Berkeleyside Students at John Muir Elementary sort for composting and recycling, but more Berkeley residents need to recycle in order for the city to meet its 2020 zero waste goal. Photo: Green Schools Initiative A recent audit of several City of Berkeley departments has ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/07/02/california-drought-water-sales/ target=_blank >As California Drought Deepens, Those With Water Can Sell at a High Price</a>

News Fix | July 2, 2014

As California Drought Deepens, Those With Water Can Sell at a High Price

By Garance Burke Associated Press Folsom Lake, east of Sacramento, pictured in January as it reached its winter low. (Dan Brekke/KQED) Throughout California's desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in. As a third drought year forces farmers to fallow fields and lay off workers, two water districts ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/06/30/new-guidelines-say-many-women-can-skip-pelvic-exam/ target=_blank >New Guidelines Say Many Women Can Skip Pelvic Exam</a>

State of Health | June 30, 2014

New Guidelines Say Many Women Can Skip Pelvic Exam

Pelvic exam has no benefits, lots of harms, for healthy, asymptomatic women. ...Read More

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You Can Transform Your Genetic Ancestry Data Into Health Info, But Your Results May Vary

KQED Science | June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

You Can Transform Your Genetic Ancestry Data Into Health Info, But Your Results May Vary

An online service called Promethease allows you to convert your genetic ancestry data into health data. If you do, keep in mind that you may miss key health data because your ancestry test might not have been designed to find important health markers.

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