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High Temps Intensified California Drought

KQED Science | October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

High Temps Intensified California Drought

Heat and drought often go hand-in-hand, creating a vicious cycle that looks a lot like California these days.

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El Niño Fizzle: No Relief Likely for California Drought

KQED Science | August 7, 2014 | 8 Comments

El Niño Fizzle: No Relief Likely for California Drought

Odds of a strong pattern of warm Pacific waters forming in time to bring winter rains are diminishing.

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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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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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Short Version: Yes, We Need More Rain

KQED Science | November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Short Version: Yes, We Need More Rain

The "wet season" is off to a slow start in California, but the most critical two months are still ahead.

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What Makes ‘Sneaker Waves’ so Sneaky — and Dangerous

KQED Science | October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

What Makes ‘Sneaker Waves’ so Sneaky — and Dangerous

These insidious waves often seem to come out of nowhere and claim lives -- even on calm, sunny days. But how?

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What the Heat Wave Means for California’s Crops

KQED Science | July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

What the Heat Wave Means for California’s Crops

The heat wave that pushed inland temperatures into triple-digits for days is finally wearing off, but farmers are still figuring out how it will affect their crops. It's a mixed bag, depending on what a farmer grows.

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It’s Dune-Boarding Season on Mars!

KQED Science | June 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s Dune-Boarding Season on Mars!

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and its high-powered HiRISE camera has been capturing extremely detailed pictures all over the surface of Mars for a few years now. MRO now reveals a number of surprising, curious, and often captivating landscape features, many of which have inferred the action of dynamic weather processes on Mars.

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What Australia’s “Angry Summer” May Indicate About California’s Future Climate

KQED Science | June 27, 2013 | 4 Comments

What Australia’s “Angry Summer” May Indicate About California’s Future Climate

The record-breaking Australian summer of 2012–13 could not have happened without the human disturbances—greenhouse gases, aerosols and ozone—that underlie global warming. Australia’s experience may provide a clue about the future for dry continental areas like our own American West.

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