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Bay pipefish (Syngnathus leptorhynchus)Our usual view of the Bay doesn't even scratch the surface. Literally. As we admire that beautiful expanse of water, how often do we stop to wonder what’s going on underneath it all? The Bay below the surface is a rich ecosystem of worms, snails, anemones, sea stars, clams, shrimp, crabs, and [...]
Post on Jun 14, 2007 by Ann Dickinson
Silicon Valley is planning what will be the country's biggest wireless network, serving 40 cities and 2.4 million people. How will it work, and what are the real costs?
Audio Report on Jun 13, 2007 by KQED QUEST staff
The Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard bears traces of a toxic — and historic– military legacy. It could also be the site of the new 49ers stadium. But cleaning up this 500 acre Superfund site is costly and time consuming.
Audio Report on Jun 07, 2007 by KQED QUEST staff
Abandoned boats in the San Francisco Bay and Delta do more than take up space in marinas and harbors. They can become a wellspring of pollutants, including leaking battery acid, oil, fuel, and lead from paint. But what do you do with these rusting relics?
Audio Report on May 31, 2007 by KQED QUEST staff
California's landmark stem cell research program made headlines nationally, but what is the latest story behind the science? QUEST investigates the potential for medical breakthroughs in the next decade and how the Bay Area is leading the way.
Video on May 29, 2007 by Josh Rosen
Scoop a handful of critters out of the San Francisco Bay and you'll find tourists from far away shores. Invasive kinds of mussels, fish and more are choking out native species, challenging experts around the state to change the human behavior that brings them here.
Video on May 29, 2007 by Amy Miller
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.
Video on May 29, 2007 by Chris Bauer
Not long ago, nuclear power was unthinkable among environmentalists, particularly in California, where a moratorium on new power plants has put a lid on the industry for thirty years. But that sentiment may be changing.
Audio Report on May 24, 2007 by KQED QUEST staff
Between the ocean and the edge of Santa Cruz lies one of the largest monarch butterfly overwintering sites in the western United States. The park also hosts large coastal scrub meadows that in spring are filled with native wildflowers.
Science Hike on May 23, 2007 by Craig Rosa
QUEST radio takes a look at the largest wetlands restoration in the West– the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project. It will take decades and cost up to $1 billion to roll back the clock to the Bay's pre-industrial conditions.
Audio Report on May 18, 2007 by KQED QUEST staff
Most people think of their house as a sanctuary from toxic air, but indoor air pollution can be at least as potent — and often much more so — as what you breathe outdoors.
Audio Report on May 11, 2007 by KQED QUEST staff
Photo: John WoodwardThere were many rude awakenings in my transition from the priesthood and life in a religious community (I was a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross, a community of priests, brothers, and sisters founded as a teaching order in France in the mid-18th Century). Religious priests, unlike diocesan priests, take a vow [...]
Post on May 04, 2007 by Jim Gunshinan
Two pairs of Peregrine falcons are carrying out their mating season under the gaze of thousands of observers, online and in two Bay Area cities. QUEST Radio reports.
Audio Report on May 04, 2007 by KQED QUEST staff
Can someone who's quadriplegic or hearing impaired play a video game? QUEST TV takes you to the international Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, where a group of gamers used colorful tactics to convince mainstream developers to make video games accessible for everyone.
Video on May 01, 2007 by Gabriela Quirós
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.
Video on May 01, 2007 by Chris Bauer
A growing number of Bay Area police are putting away their old radar guns and embracing new laser beam guns, clocking cars with much more precision than before. QUEST TV finds out how they work.
Video on May 01, 2007 by Chris Bauer
For 20 years, U.S. factories that put toxic chemicals into the air and water had to report them to the federal government and the public. The Bush Administration recently lowered those requirements by rewriting E.P.A rules. QUEST radio reports.
Audio Report on Apr 27, 2007 by KQED QUEST staff
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?
Video on Apr 24, 2007 by Chris Bauer
Devastating over 1 million oak trees across Northern California in the past 10 years, Sudden Oak Death is a killer with no cure. But biologists now are looking to the trees' genetics for a solution.
Video on Apr 24, 2007 by Amy Miller
QUEST TV talks with George Smoot, big bang researcher at UC Berkeley and winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Video on Apr 24, 2007 by Josh Rosen