The Science of Sustainability

Shuka Kalantari

Shuka Kalantari

Shuka Kalantari is a freelance writer and a health and medicine journalism student at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. She has written for San Francisco Downtown Magazine, Common Ground Magazine, and Time Inc.’s health website, Health.com. Shuka is currently working for KPFA Radio's: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa in Berkeley, and an intern for KQED's QUEST in San Francisco.

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Hiking Through Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve

Hiking Through Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve

California's plant life is reducing as the climate changes. A hike through Jasper Ridge Biological Reserve in Woodside, California, reveals that some plants have a better chance at surviving than others.

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Quest Picks: Talking Elephants at the Oakland Zoo

Quest Picks: Talking Elephants at the Oakland Zoo

Can elephants feel seismic waves? Scientists have known for years that elephants can communicate. By using low frequency vocals, called rumbles, elephants can 'talk' with eachother, sometimes communicating from very long distances. But the new question being asked by some scientists is: can elephants feel those rumbles in the earth? Biologist Dr. Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell from […]

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Plastic not Fantastic

Plastic not Fantastic

Humans produce 500 billion plastic bags annually. In China, they recently banned it. Australia, Bangladesh, Ireland, Italy, South Africa,Taiwan, Mumbai and India have either banned it or discouraged its use by raising taxes. And on March 27, 2007, San Francisco became the first city in the USA to ban it from large grocery stores. More […]

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