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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/03/03/the-ski-cast-is-there-hope-for-the-slopes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-ski-cast-is-there-hope-for-the-slopes target=_blank >The Ski-cast: Is There Hope for the Slopes?</a>

QUEST | March 3, 2014

The Ski-cast: Is There Hope for the Slopes?

Despite predictions that many ski resorts in New England and around the nation may no longer be economically viable in just 15 years, researchers point to adaptation as the key to staying the course. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/02/27/134365/neil_degrasse_tyson_explains_why_the_cosmos_shouldnt_make_you?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Why The Cosmos Shouldn't Make You Feel Small</a>

KQED News | February 27, 2014

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Why The Cosmos Shouldn't Make You Feel Small

Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History in New York, is a prolific writer and frequently cited authority on astronomy in the popular media. This spring, Tyson hosts a new TV series called Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, an update of the influential 1980 PBS series Cosmos: A Personal Journey.

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Fukushima Radiation on its Way to California, Scientists Say it Poses No Threat

KQED Science | February 24, 2014 | 4 Comments

Fukushima Radiation on its Way to California, Scientists Say it Poses No Threat

Scientists are testing samples and using models to try to zero in on when it will reach the California coast and how much there will be when it does.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/02/20/marin-county-coho-salmon-drought-endangered-species/ target=_blank >Marin’s Coho Salmon, the Drought, and Us</a>

News Fix | February 21, 2014

Marin’s Coho Salmon, the Drought, and Us

It's natural for us humans to think of the current California drought as a human crisis. Yes, it affects all 38 million of us who have staked a claim on this desirable real estate, and yes, people across the United States and beyond who consume our state's bounty of farm ...Read More

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Recent Observations Confirm Presence of Water Vapor on Dwarf Planet Ceres

KQED Science | February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recent Observations Confirm Presence of Water Vapor on Dwarf Planet Ceres

Recent observations of the dwarf planet Ceres by the European Herschel Space Observatory have revealed for the first time the presence of water vapor on this object in the Main Asteroid Belt.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/02/14/133957/illegal_remote_pot_farms_in_california_poisoning_rare_wildlife?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Illegal, Remote Pot Farms In California Poisoning Rare Wildlife</a>

KQED News | February 14, 2014

Illegal, Remote Pot Farms In California Poisoning Rare Wildlife

Insecticides and rat poisons, heavily used to protect crops, are killing wildlife, biologists warn. ...Read More

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NASA’s LADEE Spacecraft Sends Back New Moon Images

KQED Science | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

NASA’s LADEE Spacecraft Sends Back New Moon Images

The NASA spacecraft is designed to answer a 42-year-old mystery about lunar dust, but it's also snapping photos along the way.

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Could We Find Tomorrow’s Water Supply Under the Ocean?

KQED Science | February 6, 2014 | 3 Comments

Could We Find Tomorrow’s Water Supply Under the Ocean?

We've thought about drilling offshore for oil and gas long before we thought about finding fresh water there. A recent review paper in Nature has brought the topic of offshore fresh groundwater to wider visibility.

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Using Art to Imagine a Restored Bay Delta Watershed

KQED Science | February 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Using Art to Imagine a Restored Bay Delta Watershed

The San Francisco Bay Delta watershed is enormous. It has also been enormously altered. Volunteer, non-profit and government efforts have all done a great deal to restore the watershed. But according to Derek Hitchcock, an ecologist with The Watershed Project, “Cultural healing is needed before watershed healing.”

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/01/31/133423/state_dept_delivers_unwelcome_news_for_keystone_opponents?source=npr&category=politics target=_blank >State Dept. Delivers Unwelcome News For Keystone Opponents</a>

KQED News | February 1, 2014

State Dept. Delivers Unwelcome News For Keystone Opponents

But the question of whether the northern stretch of the pipeline will be built remains open. ...Read More

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Co-Existing with the Dynamics of California’s Changing Coastline

KQED Science | January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Co-Existing with the Dynamics of California’s Changing Coastline

A rising sea makes things only a little worse than what we're used to, or at least what geologists are used to. Geoscientists are ready to help with this foreseeable future.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/01/29/california-egg-dairy-producers-win-big-in-farm-bill-2/ target=_blank >California Egg, Dairy Producers Win Big in Farm Bill</a>

News Fix | January 29, 2014

California Egg, Dairy Producers Win Big in Farm Bill

It's more than two years late, but California farmers say they're relieved the House finally passed a compromise farm bill. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201401280850/c target=_blank >Earthquake Early Warning System Relies on Sensors Around the State</a>

The California Report | January 28, 2014

Earthquake Early Warning System Relies on Sensors Around the State

Earthquake experts always say it's not a matter of if but when "The Big One" will strike. In the near future, though, Californians could get a warning before the shaking reaches them. That is, if the state is able to build up its bare-bones early warning system. A series of ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/01/26/133124/a_reading_teacher_who_lost_the_ability_to_read?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >A Reading Teacher Who Lost The Ability To Read</a>

KQED News | January 26, 2014

A Reading Teacher Who Lost The Ability To Read

M.P. is teaching herself how to read again by tracing letters. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/01/24/legislators-reach-agreement-on-bill-to-outlaw-plastic-bags target=_blank >State Lawmakers Make Deal on Plastic-Bag Ban</a>

News Fix | January 24, 2014

State Lawmakers Make Deal on Plastic-Bag Ban

Agreement would outlaw most throwaway bags by 2016 while promoting the use of reusable bags. ...Read More

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California Drought Loosens Some Environmental Rules

KQED Science | January 20, 2014 | 4 Comments

California Drought Loosens Some Environmental Rules

Governor Jerry Brown's emergency drought declaration allows regulators to relax some water quality standards, as the state tries to balance the needs of wildlife and people.

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The Mystery of the Missing Monarch Butterflies

KQED Science | January 17, 2014 | 4 Comments

The Mystery of the Missing Monarch Butterflies

Monarch butterfly populations are declining across North America and scientists are concerned. Why are Ardenwood Historic Farm's monarchs missing and where might they have gone?

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/01/16/wildfire-burns-1700-acres-north-of-los-angeles target=_blank >Wildfire Burns 1,700 Acres Near Los Angeles, Destroys at Least 2 Homes</a>

News Fix | January 16, 2014

Wildfire Burns 1,700 Acres Near Los Angeles, Destroys at Least 2 Homes

Authorities say they've arrested three people in connection with brushfire near Glendora. ...Read More

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Want to Save Water? Try Some Neighborly Competition

KQED Science | January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Want to Save Water? Try Some Neighborly Competition

Utilities find that nothing drives water savings quite like giving you a peek at your neighbors' habits.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/01/13/national-weather-service-posts-red-flag-warning-for-bay-area target=_blank >Forecasters Post Red-Flag Warning for Bay Area, Northern California</a>

News Fix | January 14, 2014

Forecasters Post Red-Flag Warning for Bay Area, Northern California

Very high fire danger forecast for hills and mountains. Little hope of rain for the rest of the month. ...Read More

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