The Science of Sustainability

Water

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SkyTEM Aquifer Mapping

SkyTEM Aquifer Mapping

Watch how geologists are using SkyTEM, a flying high-tech rig, to detect and map underground fresh water reserves.

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Food

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Napa Wineries Face Global Warming

Napa Wineries Face Global Warming

California’s Napa Valley has a microclimate that produces world-famous wines, but what happens as the climate warms up? Vintners are using advanced technology to conserve water, while scientists are testing varieties that could replace the cool-climate Pinot Noirs of today.

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Energy

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Science Spotlight: The Combustion of Wood

Science Spotlight: The Combustion of Wood

What happens when wood burns? In this animated explainer, learn about the chemistry of combustion.

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Climate

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What’s the Best Path to a Sustainable Future?

What’s the Best Path to a Sustainable Future?

From KQED Education Do Now: As we face the consequences of a changing climate, many people wonder how we can most effectively change the consumptive habits of U.S. citizens. Is it more effective to change people’s behavior and attitudes or have the government implement regulations?

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Biodiversity

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To What Extent Should Organisms Be Collected from the Wild?

To What Extent Should Organisms Be Collected from the Wild?

From KQED Education Do Now: For centuries, museums and scientists have been collecting animals, plants and other organisms from the wild for research purposes. To what extent do you think collecting living and nonliving specimens should be allowed?

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