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Are the benefits of genetically engineered foods worth the risks? This half-hour QUEST Northern California special explores the pros and cons of genetically engineered crops, and what the future holds for research and regulations.
Video on May 07, 2013 by Gabriela Quirós
Lighter than an SUV and covered with more than 12,000 solar cells, Solar Impulse, the world's first solar plane that can fly day and night without recharging, launched from Moffet Field this morning in a cross country voyage.
Post on May 03, 2013 by Lindsey Hoshaw
Californians spend over 45 billion dollars each year on health impacts due to indoor air pollution. Scientists at Berkeley Lab have identified the indoor air pollutants with the greatest health consequences, and they are now looking for ways to improve indoor air quality.
Post on Apr 29, 2013 by Jennifer Huber
Climate change and rising tides are predicted to take a toll on our shoreline areas in the Bay Area. Find out more about last winter's King Tides and what actions are underway to help plan for future sea level rise.
Post on Apr 26, 2013 by Sharol Nelson-Embry
The long-running dam replacement project must pause to deal with a sleeping monster.
Post on Apr 25, 2013 by Andrew Alden
Calling all students on this Earth Day: Do you make it a regular practice to care for the environment? If so, what do you do? If not, why?
Post on Apr 22, 2013 by Andrea Swensrud
The budget proposal by the Obama administration is a mixed bag in terms of funding for science.
Post on Apr 22, 2013 by Dr. Barry Starr
A pair of local young artists have won a big environmental prize.
Post on Apr 22, 2013 by Amy Standen
There has been a lot of buzz of late about bringing back extinct species like mammoths or passenger pigeons. While it might be a good idea to start thinking about these possibilities, we are years or even decades away from being able to actually pull this off with most long dead animals. The problem isn’t [...]
Post on Mar 25, 2013 by Dr. Barry Starr
Since the first extra-solar planet was found in 1992, we've made some decent progress in exploring other worlds out there, and may even be zeroing in on that "other Earth."
Post on Mar 22, 2013 by Ben Burress
Why is a rotting whale on the Antarctic seafloor exciting to geologists?
Post on Mar 21, 2013 by Andrew Alden
It's well known that talking on your cell phone compromises your ability to perform simple tasks like walking and driving. Now it turns out cell phones impact cognition in bystanders as well: listening to another person talk on their cell phone isn't just incredibly annoying, it also interferes with your memory and concentration.
Post on Mar 20, 2013 by Liza Gross
Wild birds, injured on the beach, get a helping hand from dedicated staff and volunteers. Here's the story of one injured water bird.
Post on Mar 15, 2013 by Sharol Nelson-Embry
Invasive ant species have powerful—and poorly known—effects on a region's soil.
Post on Mar 14, 2013 by Andrew Alden
I have been reading a book called "Regenesis" where in one part the authors propose a way to re-engineer the human race so all people are resistant to all viruses, known and unknown. This will theoretically be possible in the next few decades (or even sooner) and, if done right, is predicted to make us resistant for a very long time and possibly even forever.
Post on Mar 11, 2013 by Dr. Barry Starr
Is the universe really so big, or are we just very, very small?
Post on Mar 08, 2013 by Ben Burress
California is not yet finished producing the gold that made it wealthy and famous.
Post on Mar 07, 2013 by Andrew Alden
Six years after the EPA's new arsenic rule for drinking water went into effect, poor communities in the San Joaquin Valley—who can’t afford the costs of complying with the stricter standard—face the highest risk of exposure to unsafe arsenic levels.
Post on Mar 06, 2013 by Liza Gross
As spring approaches, an egret and a heron have been hard at work preparing for their future brood…together. This will mark the sixth year that "Jabby," a snowy egret (Egretta thula), and "Lefty," a black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) have nested as a pair at CuriOdyssey (formerly Coyote Point Museum) in San Mateo.
Post on Mar 05, 2013 by Rachael Rufino
Invasive species are here and more are on the way! Find out about the problems and some possible solutions.
Post on Mar 01, 2013 by Sharol Nelson-Embry