The Science of Sustainability

Elizabeth Pepin

Elizabeth Pepin is an Associate Producer on QUEST, in addition to producing her own independent documentaries. Elizabeth has more than eleven years of production experience in the Bay Area and has won four regional Emmy Awards for her documentary film work. Her numerous projects include: Coastal Clash; One Winter Story; American Family Portraits; Bay Window: Hope on the Street and The Fillmore: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco.
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),(In addition to being a filmmaker, Elizabeth is a freelance photographer and a journalist. Her first book as an author, Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era was published by Chronicle Books in 2006. Elizabeth's photographs have appeared in numerous museums, galleries, newspapers, websites, and magazines, and in four books on women's surfing including, Sister Surfer and Surfing: Women of the Waves. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University and was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Landslide Detectives

Landslide Detectives

With its rolling hills and winter storms, the Bay Area has been a landslide hotspot, putting houses and lives at risk. Now geologists are using new high-tech tools to understand and predict these natural disasters.

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Wi-Fi Revolution (TV)

Wi-Fi Revolution (TV)

Silicon Valley is planning one of the world's largest wireless networks, providing outdoors Web access to all and services to police and first responders. But how exactly does the technology known as Wi-Fi work?

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Fatal Attraction: Birds and Wind Turbines

Fatal Attraction: Birds and Wind Turbines

California's largest wind farm cluster at Altamont Pass unintentionally kills golden eagles, burrowing owls and other threatened birds. Now, wind companies, scientists and environmentalists are working to bird-proof these massive wind farms.

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Fur Seal Pup Rehab

Fur Seal Pup Rehab

QUEST sails out with the Marine Mammal Center as researchers release fur seals that stranded themselves on California beaches and try to understand their mysterious behavior.

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Lands End Facelift

Lands End Facelift

The land north of the Cliff House near the old Sutro Baths is getting a multi-million-dollar face life by the National Park Service and local philanthropists.

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Underwater Flight with Graham Hawkes

Underwater Flight with Graham Hawkes

It's not James Bond– it's Graham Hawkes, record holder for the deepest underwater solo dive and inventor of Deep Flight, a winged submersible that may revolutionize underwater travel. QUEST TV Reports.

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Science of Big Waves

Science of Big Waves

The organizers of the famous Maverick surf contest have voted that the conditions are right for hanging ten this weekend. The monster waves at Mavericks attract big wave surfers from around the world. But what exactly makes these Half Moon Bay waves so big?

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Journey Into Darkness

Journey Into Darkness

How do you prepare someone who is becoming blind? QUEST follows seeing adults through their physical and psychological training as they learn to live without sight.

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Orientation Center for the Blind – Student Stories (web only)

Orientation Center for the Blind – Student Stories (web only)

The Orientation Center for the Blind, in Albany, educates adults who are becoming blind. How do you prepare someone for their journey into darkness? Meet 2 more students who are walking this path.

Additional footage from our Journey into Darkness story.

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Super Microscope

Super Microscope

Cutting-edge microscopes at UC San Francisco are helping scientists create three-dimensional images of cells, and may help lead to new medical breakthroughs, including a treatment for Type 1 diabetes.

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Genetic Testing through the Web

Genetic Testing through the Web

If you could learn your risk of getting cancer, would you? A San Francisco company now makes it easy to order medical genetic tests through the Web.

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San Francisco Bay Debris

San Francisco Bay Debris

Admiral Chester Nimitz was nearly killed when his seaplane hit a floating telephone pole 65 years ago. Ever since, a group of Sausalito sailors have been SF Bay's trash collectors – removing everything from floating concrete to dead bodies.

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Me and Bio D

Me and Bio D

Two years ago, my husband David and I decided that we needed to make a concerted effort to live as green a lifestyle as possible. Being avid surfers, we have seen first hand how pollution and a non-sustainable world are affecting the environment and our health. So it made sense that when our trusty van […]

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