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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/condors-vs-lead-bullets/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=condors-vs-lead-bullets target=_blank >Condors Versus Lead Bullets</a>

QUEST | November 3, 2014

Condors Versus Lead Bullets

Once nearly extinct, California condors are making a steady recovery. But a new threat, lead poisoning from old bullets, is slowing progress, leaving scientists between wildlife preservation and the politics of hunting.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/10/29/state-issues-tailored-quarantine-guidelines-for-travelers-from-ebola-affected-countries/ target=_blank >State Issues ‘Tailored’ Quarantine Guidelines for Travelers from Ebola-Affected Countries</a>

State of Health | October 29, 2014

State Issues ‘Tailored’ Quarantine Guidelines for Travelers from Ebola-Affected Countries

Gov. Jerry Brown met last week with state officials, including state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman, center left. (Brad Alexander/Office of the Governor) Joining other states across the country, California's health officer has now added guidelines for a “risk-based quarantine order” for people traveling to California from one of the three ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/on-gmo-labeling-oregon-and-colorado-learn-from-california-defeat/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-gmo-labeling-oregon-and-colorado-learn-from-california-defeat target=_blank >With GMO Labeling on the Ballot, Oregon and Colorado Learn From California Defeat</a>

QUEST | October 28, 2014

With GMO Labeling on the Ballot, Oregon and Colorado Learn From California Defeat

Voters in Oregon will head to the polls Nov. 4 to decide whether to require foods made with genetically engineered ingredients to be labeled. In doing so, they'll be voting on an initiative shaped in part by the experience of activists in California, who watched a similar measure fail ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/09/26/vaccine-opt-out-rate-at-sons-school-is-32-percent-should-i-freak-out/ target=_blank >Vaccine Opt-Out Rate at Son’s School is 32% — ‘Should I Freak Out?’</a>

State of Health | October 26, 2014

Vaccine Opt-Out Rate at Son’s School is 32% — ‘Should I Freak Out?’

(Jeff J. Mitchell: Getty Images) Statewide, there has been a dramatic increase in parents choosing not to vaccinate their children. The rate of parents opting out by filing what's called a “personal belief exemption,” or PBE, doubled over seven years. Parents check a school's test scores in advance. Why not vaccine rates? Earlier ...Read More

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Save the Redwood League’s Fern Watch Program Helps Monitor Climate Change

KQED Science | October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Save the Redwood League’s Fern Watch Program Helps Monitor Climate Change

How will climate change affect the redwood ecosystem, which is so dependent on summer fog and plentiful winter rain? Learn about Save the Redwoods' ongoing "Fern Watch" study from Sharol Nelson-Embry of the East Bay Regional Park District.

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South Napa Quake Offers Key Test for Real-Time GPS Detection

KQED Science | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

South Napa Quake Offers Key Test for Real-Time GPS Detection

The familiar GPS system is being enlisted to help improve earthquake shaking alerts; an experimental system is now operating at the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/10/16/listen-as-a-california-forest-grows-quiet-over-time/ target=_blank >Where Have All The Birds Gone? Listen As a California Forest Grows Quiet Over Time</a>

KQED News | October 20, 2014

Where Have All The Birds Gone? Listen As a California Forest Grows Quiet Over Time

Does the sound of the forest change over time? Bernie Krause knows. The point in the forest where Bernie Krause records each year View Larger Map The expert bio-acoustician has spent decades recording natural sounds all over the world, including one particular section of forest between Napa and Sonoma ...Read More

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Stanford Scientist Shares Nobel in Chemistry

KQED Science | October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stanford Scientist Shares Nobel in Chemistry

Two Americans and a German will share the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a new type of microscopy that allows researchers, for the first time, to see individual molecules inside living cells.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/10/07/will-recycling-phosphorus-help-stop-algae-blooms/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=will-recycling-phosphorus-help-stop-algae-blooms target=_blank >Will Recycling Phosphorus Help Stop Algae Blooms?</a>

QUEST | October 7, 2014

Will Recycling Phosphorus Help Stop Algae Blooms?

Excess phosphorus in lakes can cause destructive algae blooms big enough to be seen from satellites. NOAA image. We depend on big farms for our food. For crops, that means a lot of fertilizer; for animals, that means a lot of waste. For the lakes near these farms, that means a ...Read More

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Why Scientists are Seen as Competent but Untrustworthy (and Why it Matters)

KQED Science | October 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

Why Scientists are Seen as Competent but Untrustworthy (and Why it Matters)

According to a recent study, the public's distrust of scientists has gotten so bad that they are now on par with CEOs and lawyers. This loss of trust will almost certainly have profound implications for our future.

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Computer-Generated Molecular Models Promise Greener Concrete

KQED Science | October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Computer-Generated Molecular Models Promise Greener Concrete

More precisely targeted cement would use less calcium and use less energy to create it. A study at MIT exploring the molecular structure of cement promises substantial energy and greenhouse-gas savings in this crucial technology.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/education/2014/10/01/how-do-we-prioritize-protecting-species-in-the-face-of-climate-change/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-do-we-prioritize-protecting-species-in-the-face-of-climate-change target=_blank >How Do We Prioritize Protecting Species in the Face of Climate Change?</a>

KQED Science | October 1, 2014

How Do We Prioritize Protecting Species in the Face of Climate Change?

From KQED Education Do Now: The Earth is warming. Since the early 20th Century, the global average temperature has increased approximately 1.4°F. How do we balance protecting species with human interests in dealing with and adapting to climate change? What do we prioritize?

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2014/09/26/the-inequalities-of-climate-change-visualized-in-one-fascinating-map-and-6-other-great-interactive-resources/ target=_blank >The Inequalities of Climate Change Visualized in One Fascinating Map</a>

The Lowdown | September 26, 2014

The Inequalities of Climate Change Visualized in One Fascinating Map

The Carbon Map was created by Duncan Clark and Robin Houston from the design firm KILN as an entry to the World Bank's Apps for Climate competition. Recently updated and featured on The Guardian, the map resizes the world's geography to reflect the nations most responsible ...Read More

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Two New Studies Underline How Methane Matters to Global Carbon Cycle

KQED Science | September 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Two New Studies Underline How Methane Matters to Global Carbon Cycle

Natural gas is often called a "bridge fuel" that will help ease us off of carbon-based energy. But a study suggests that without policies to push us toward renewables and away from fossil fuels, natural gas will still leave the sky as a waste dump.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/09/21/drought-may-be-linked-to-increase-in-west-nile/ target=_blank >Drought May Be Driving Increase in West Nile</a>

State of Health | September 21, 2014

Drought May Be Driving Increase in West Nile

A security guard walks the perimeter of the Almaden Reservoir in San Jose. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Public health experts say the state's historic drought is partly to blame for the recent rise in West Nile virus infections. Cases this year have more than doubled ...Read More

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Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change

KQED Science | September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change

Streets in New York City and other towns are being taken over by marchers Sunday in what organizers hope will be the largest climate change protest in history.

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Stanford Psychologist Who Studies Racial Profiling Wins ‘Genius Grant’

KQED Science | September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stanford Psychologist Who Studies Racial Profiling Wins ‘Genius Grant’

A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation 'genius grants.'

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Coastal Cleanup 2014: Taming Beach Trash

KQED Science | September 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Coastal Cleanup 2014: Taming Beach Trash

Plastics provide convenience but litter our oceans and waterways. Find out about efforts to clean up our coast and inland waterways at this year's annual Coastal Cleanup and how the "bag ban" may help keep trash out of our environment.

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Apple Jumps Into Health Monitoring With New Watch

KQED Science | September 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Apple Jumps Into Health Monitoring With New Watch

The debut of the device marks Apple's entrance into multibillion-dollar mobile health industry.

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California Aquaculture Companies Explore Sustainable Fish Farming

KQED Science | September 8, 2014 | 2 Comments

California Aquaculture Companies Explore Sustainable Fish Farming

Most of the farm-produced seafood consumed in this country is imported, much of it from Asia, and that has raised concerns about environmental and public health regulation at overseas fish farms. Now some California aquaculture businesses are pitching environmentally friendly ways to bring more business here.

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