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EPA Critic to Get Sharp Questions on Industry Ties as He Vies to Run Agency
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has sparked controversy for his denial of climate science and his ties to fossil-fuel interests.
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California Says Oil Companies Can Keep Dumping Wastewater During State Review
For years, California has allowed oil companies to put wastewater into protected aquifers. Now, they’re missing a deadline to stop it.
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Roly Polies Came From the Sea to Conquer the Earth | Deep Look
With winter rains, Bay Area pill bugs are out in force. Fortunately, they’re one of our most beloved “bugs.” Pill bugs. Doodle bugs. Potato bugs. Wood Shr
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Obama Just Expanded Protections Along California’s Coast — Can Trump Undo Them?
The expansion of the California Coastal National Monument, lauded by environmentalists, includes significant Native American grounds.
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Obama was SUPPOSED TO HELP IN NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR FUEL ECT..HE DIDN'T DO SHIT ?! SOME WINDMILLS THAT KILLED EAGLES AND A FEW SOLAR PANELS!; THATS JUST BULLSHIT PATHETIC ,ATTEMPT ,,THERE ARE MULTIPLE WAYS TO FUEL TRANSPORTATION ! BUT GOVT IS GETTING RICH ,FROM HANDOUTS FROM OIL COMPANIES!!
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New PBS Documentary Explores the Private and Public Lives of Rachel Carson
In 1962, Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, her groundbreaking exposure of the environmental harms posed by the mosquito-killing pesticide DDT. Informed by her alarm over the atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons, Carson's work challenged prevailing assumptions about chemical safety and contributed to the birth of the modern environmental movement. A new PBS documentary, scheduled to premiere on January 24, examines Carson's writing, resear...
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UCSF Receives Historic Half-Billion-Dollar Donation
The educational gift, from a local philanthropic organization, is one of the largest in U.S. history.
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Global Warming Drives Record Heat For Third Straight Year
For the third year in a row, Earth experiences record-setting high temperature, according to federal scientists.
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Neurologist Suzanne O’Sullivan on Psychosomatic Illnesses and How the Mind Affects the Body
For more than 20 years, neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan has treated patients who have debilitating physical symptoms -- such as pain and seizures -- with no identifiable cause. These patients, O'Sullivan notes, "find themselves trapped in a zone between the worlds of medicine and psychology, with neither community taking responsibility." O'Sullivan joins Forum to talk about her new book "Is It All in Your Head?," an exploration of psychosoma...
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Underwater Art Installation Opens Near Catalina Coast
Environmental groups hope artist Doug Aitken's latest installation will help raise consciousness about the plight of the world's oceans.
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Bay Area Refinery Malfunctions Lead to Jump in Gasoline Prices
'It causes a panic on the market, and the price just skyrockets,' said Consumer Watchdog's Cody Rosenfield.
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The ‘Cancer Moonshot,’ One Year After Takeoff
This year, more than 1.6 million cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. More than 600,000 Americans are expected to die of the disease. That's the backdrop with which the White House launched the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative last year. It's goal is to achieve a decade's worth of progress in the battle against cancer in only five years. Led by Vice President Joe Biden who visited San Francisco earlier this week to discuss t...
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Tuesday Storm Update: Widespread North Bay Flooding, More Heavy Rain Coming
Hundreds of homes and businesses inundated at Guerneville amid another day of pounding rain.
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Stay informed about the latest science news, trends and events with KQED Science. And explore the Bay Area through stories from QUEST, a science, nature and environment multimedia series produced in collaboration with KQED and other PBS stations.