Explore different types of greenhouse gas, from carbon dioxide to fluorinated gas, in this interactive graphic.
Jennifer Holm is an Earth systems scientist and terrestrial ecologist who uses models to study how forests respond to climate change.
Explore California’s drought, sea level rise, renewable energy and more at the touch of your finger tip! Clue into Climate is a new e-book series about the science behind climate change with interactive animations, infographics, videos and audio reports from KQED and its partners.
Think you know all there is to know about energy? Buff up your energy awareness and knowledge with KQED's new e-book and iTunes U course.
The American chestnut was the king of the trees in forests in the eastern U.S. until a fungus from Asia brought them down. We are getting very close to making a resistant American chestnut. Now the question is whether or not we should plant it out in the wild.
If your town were suddenly struck by an earthquake or hurricane, you could count on the arrival of police, firefighters, and medical technicians to aid in the emergency response. As of this past January, the US government has added a new team of responders to this list—scientists.
While most people are out enjoying the warmer weather spring offers, there are some who cannot wait to make their way underground. With the rainy season behind us, California Caverns are opening up for those who aren't afraid of the dark.
If you’re a scientist these days, getting the money to do your research is a lot like getting into Stanford or Yale. Assuming you aren’t rich or connected, being incredibly skilled, hardworking and accomplished isn’t enough. You need to get lucky too.
Now that scientists are starting to get a handle on what kinds of microbes live in the human body and, roughly, how those populations differ from one individual to another, a key question will be whether there is such a thing as an “ideal” microbiome.
The European Space Agency's Planck mission has generated a map of the infant universe that refines our understanding of what it's all made of and has upped its age by 100 million years.
An hour of crowded freeway or a jaunt through granite, greenery and history? The choice is yours.