QUEST Community Science Blog
From KQED Education Do Now: On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 three counties in California will decide by ballot whether or not to ban hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as “fracking.” It’s steeped in controversy, from the amount of water it uses to how and where that water–and added chemicals–are eventually disposed. Should fracking be banned? Why or why not?
Learn about Proposition One, which would issue billions in bonds for water projects.
As Oregon and Colorado vote on GMO labeling, advocates say they learned from the defeat of a similar measure in California in 2012. Watch the video to learn more.
Santa Barbara, Mendocino and San Benito counties will vote on hydraulic fracturing this November. San Benito activists were the first to qualify a ballot initiative to ban the controversial oil- and gas-extraction technique.
A marine mollusk with a coveted blood protein is shaping the way researchers treat cancer and autoimmune diseases.
From KQED Education Do Now: The Earth is warming. Since the early 20th Century, the global average temperature has increased approximately 1.4°F. How do we balance protecting species with human interests in dealing with and adapting to climate change? What do we prioritize?
From KQED Education Do Now: Climate change has been on the minds of a lot of people with the release of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report and the third National Climate Assessment. Who is responsible for curtailing carbon emissions?
San Francisco-based artist Phil Ross creates sustainable materials from mushrooms. What started as an art project has now turned into a budding startup.
Insect protein is all the buzz lately, and for good reason — it doesn’t require many resources to produce. Now one urban farmer in Ohio wants to cash in on that trend.
Lots of people are experimenting with ways to deal with urban blight. In this new video from QUEST Ohio, watch how one man is turning an abandoned house into what could be the world’s first “biocellar.”