The Science of Sustainability

Andrea Kissack

Andrea is KQED's Senior Science Editor . Andrea was born in Los Angeles and discovered radio news through listening to her college radio station. With a curious mind and a love for telling stories, she set off for Tampa where she landed her first job as a reporter for Florida Public Radio. After three years reporting in an unbearably humid climate and a brief stint as a miscast opera reporter, Andrea returned to L.A. to work for public radio, then for television news and finally as a reporter for CBS radio. Andrea has been at KQED for over twelve years, working first as a producer for Forum, and then as the senior producer for The California Report. She is now KQED's Senior Science and Environment Editor and narrates the QUEST television program. Andrea says she feels lucky to cover emerging science and environmental trends in a place where geek is chic.

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Historic Devil's Slide Tunnels Finally About To Open

Historic Devil's Slide Tunnels Finally About To Open

It's been a long time coming. The first highway tunnels to open in California in nearly fifty years are about ready for motorists.

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Nissan Explores Future Car Trends In Silicon Valley

Nissan Explores Future Car Trends In Silicon Valley

Nissan is the latest automaker to open a research center in Silicon Valley to explore the future of the car.

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Thousands March To Curb Climate Change

Thousands March To Curb Climate Change

Tens of thousands of people join rallies in Washington DC and San Francisco to urge action on climate change.

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Crowdsourcing San Francisco Bay

Crowdsourcing San Francisco Bay

The 1891-built Alma schooner once hauled goods around San Francisco Bay. Now it's part of a new crowdsourcing history project.

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Ford's C-MAX Takes On The Toyota Prius

Ford's C-MAX Takes On The Toyota Prius

Ford issues a hybrid throw down to Toyota. The company is trying to best the Prius with a faster, cheaper, more fuel efficient model.

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KQED Science News Coverage Expands

KQED Science News Coverage Expands

KQED Science coverage expands to include award winning Climate Watch team, Craig Miller and Molly Samuel.

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Internet in Cars: From the Desktop to the Dashboard

Internet in Cars: From the Desktop to the Dashboard

Car companies and Silicon Valley tech companies pair up to make smarter cars. But what happens when the internet makes its way into our dashboards?

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A Unique HIV Case Inspires New Research

A Unique HIV Case Inspires New Research

More than 34 million people live with HIV/AIDS worldwide but only one person may have been cured of the virus. We look at promising, genetic research that is aimed at replicating this apparent cure.

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It's Back…The New, All-Electric Toyota RAV4 Is Unveiled In L.A.

It's Back…The New, All-Electric Toyota RAV4 Is Unveiled In L.A.

More than ten years after releasing the all-electric Rav4, Toyota brings the EV model back.

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How Green Are Electric Cars?

How Green Are Electric Cars?

When it comes to greening your drive, location matters.

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Is Anyone Out There?

Is Anyone Out There?

Planet hunters enter a new phase in their search for extra solar planets and alien life.

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California Electric Car Drivers Get a Charge From the Governor

California Electric Car Drivers Get a Charge From the Governor

California Governor Jerry Brown announces plans to build a 100 million dollar electric car charging network.

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Feds Pay For Out-of-the-Box Energy Ideas

Feds Pay For Out-of-the-Box Energy Ideas

Did you know the federal government has a clean tech venture fund? QUEST talks with the head of the program, ARPA- E, about some potentially transformational energy ideas.

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Clean Car Diaries: Revenge is Sweet

Clean Car Diaries: Revenge is Sweet

The electric car's comeback is chronicled in a new film, "Revenge of the Electric Car", which is now out on DVD.

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Clean Car Diaries:  The President's New Clean Car Initiative

Clean Car Diaries: The President's New Clean Car Initiative

President Obama announces a multi-billion dollar clean car initiative at a time of slumping EV sales.

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New, Cleaner Volts and Priuses Arrive

New, Cleaner Volts and Priuses Arrive

More clean car customers will soon be driving solo in the carpool lane.

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Clean Car Diaries: Could Tesla's 'Brick Problem' Happen To Other EVS?

Clean Car Diaries: Could Tesla's 'Brick Problem' Happen To Other EVS?

Some Tesla owners have found that leaving an electric car parked for too long could become a serious problem.

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Clean Car Diaries: Should Electric Car Drivers Be Taxed?

Clean Car Diaries: Should Electric Car Drivers Be Taxed?

Should electric car drivers pay a tax to use roads and highways?

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Clean Car Diaries: Tesla Unveils and Fisker Stops Production

Clean Car Diaries: Tesla Unveils and Fisker Stops Production

Luxury electric car maker Tesla draws the curtain back on it's latest model as Fisker halts production.

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Life with the Leaf: 5 Tips to Beat Range Anxiety

Life with the Leaf: 5 Tips to Beat Range Anxiety

Five tips for easing range anxiety while driving an electric car.

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