The Science of Sustainability

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What Is Climate Change?

What Is Climate Change?

Explore this QUEST interactive graphic to see major climate zones in the United States and how climate differs from weather.

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Evidence of Global Warming

Evidence of Global Warming

Explore how rising sea levels, increases in ocean heat and melting glaciers indicate a warming planet in this interactive.

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What Are Greenhouse Gases and Where Do They Come From?

What Are Greenhouse Gases and Where Do They Come From?

Explore different types of greenhouse gas, from carbon dioxide to fluorinated gas, in this interactive graphic.

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The Keeling Curve Explained

The Keeling Curve Explained

Explore the Keeling Curve, which has measured CO2 levels in the atmosphere since 1958, in this interactive graphic.

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How Do Greenhouse Gases Work?

How Do Greenhouse Gases Work?

Find out how greenhouse gases trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere with this interactive graphic.

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Water Vapor's Role in Climate Change

Water Vapor's Role in Climate Change

Learn how water and the Earth's climate directly affect each other in this interactive graphic.

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Ocean Acidification and Marine Life

Ocean Acidification and Marine Life

In this interactive graphic, discover how carbon dioxide from the atmosphere mixes with the ocean making it difficult for shellfish to thrive.

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Climate Change: Beyond the Headlines

Climate Change: Beyond the Headlines

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.

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How Do We Prioritize Protecting Species in the Face of Climate Change?

How Do We Prioritize Protecting Species in the Face of Climate Change?

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?

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As Tropics Expand, Tropical Storms Follow

As Tropics Expand, Tropical Storms Follow

Tropical storms like hurricanes and typhoons are reaching their peak intensity further and further from the equator.

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Keeping Cows Cool as Temps Heat Up

Keeping Cows Cool as Temps Heat Up

If you’re looking for relief on an unusually hot summer day, so are the cows grazing in the pastures. When temperatures climb, milk production drops.

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A Hidden World Thrives Below the Snow

A Hidden World Thrives Below the Snow

Although the layer of snow that blankets much of the Northern Hemisphere every winter looks inhospitable, it’s actually a cozy refuge for many plants and animals. But as the world warms up, this safe haven is disappearing.

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The Ski-cast: Is There Hope for the Slopes?

The Ski-cast: Is There Hope for the Slopes?

Despite predictions that many ski resorts in New England and around the nation may no longer be economically viable in just 15 years, researchers point to adaptation as the key to staying the course.

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Ocean Acidification: The Basics

Ocean Acidification: The Basics

More than half of the CO2 emitted by humans has been absorbed by the ocean. Scientists say this means less CO2 in the air, but it also means a change in ocean chemistry — ocean acidification. Now what?

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Ocean Acidification: Vocabulary Game

Ocean Acidification: Vocabulary Game

Test your knowledge! Ocean acidification has 14 important vocabulary words. Educators can use this flashcard game as a pre-test or to check what students have learned. Easily play on screen or print the cards.

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Balancing Act: Otters, Urchins and Kelp

Balancing Act: Otters, Urchins and Kelp

By balancing their ecosystem, otters are playing a role in the fight against climate change. Watch this video and learn about the important connections among sea otters, sea urchins, kelp forests, and climate change.

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Ocean Acidification Awareness Game

Ocean Acidification Awareness Game

Challenge your brain in the categories of Ocean Dynamics, Ocean Chemistry, and Life in the Ocean! Play your way to ocean acidification knowledge in this multiple-choice game.

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Landowners Make Way for More Shoreline

Landowners Make Way for More Shoreline

How one family’s decision to remove their waterfront wall has sparked the recovery of coastal ecosystems on a popular Washington island.

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From the Top of the Space Needle: A New View on Carbon Emissions

From the Top of the Space Needle: A New View on Carbon Emissions

A CO2 monitor atop Seattle’s Space Needle supplies empirical data on the city's carbon emissions

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Symphony of Science: Q&A with John Boswell, A.K.A. melodysheep

Symphony of Science: Q&A with John Boswell, A.K.A. melodysheep

John Boswell of Bellingham, WA — also known as “melodysheep”– speaks with QUEST Northwest producer Katie Jennings about his musical remixes of science lectures and documentaries known as the "Symphony of Science."

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