The Science of Sustainability

Tag: Climate

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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Revitalizing Grasslands, One Steak at a Time

Revitalizing Grasslands, One Steak at a Time

A prehistoric approach to livestock management could help revive dying grasslands and combat climate change.

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Triple Threat: Trees At Risk From Drought, Heat, And Fire

Triple Threat: Trees At Risk From Drought, Heat, And Fire

In the western U.S., trees are facing a triple threat of heat, drought and wildfire. Despite efforts to find more resilient tree species, some forests may not survive past mid-century.

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Fish Earbones Provide a Rare Glimpse into the Past and Future of Fisheries

Fish Earbones Provide a Rare Glimpse into the Past and Future of Fisheries

Archiving artifacts from the sea, a natural history museum preserves precious data for scientists.

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Solar plane takes off on historic cross-country trip

Solar plane takes off on historic cross-country trip

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.

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Thousands March To Curb Climate Change

Thousands March To Curb Climate Change

Tens of thousands of people join rallies in Washington DC and San Francisco to urge action on climate change.

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Scientists More Outspoken on Exteme Weather-Climate Links

Scientists More Outspoken on Exteme Weather-Climate Links

One of the giants of climate science talks about extreme weather…and trashes California's plan to cut emissions.

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KQED Science News Coverage Expands

KQED Science News Coverage Expands

KQED Science coverage expands to include award winning Climate Watch team, Craig Miller and Molly Samuel.

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Heat, Salt and Pests Threaten California Fields

Heat, Salt and Pests Threaten California Fields

California's warming climate is having a big impact on farmers. Find out more from our multimedia series, "Heat and Harvest."

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The Heat is On For California Wines

The Heat is On For California Wines

You’ve probably heard of the wines that made Napa and Sonoma famous, like Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay. But what about Negroamaro or Nero d’Avola? They’re wine grapes that are well-adapted to hotter temperatures — the kind of conditions that California may be facing as the climate continues to warm.

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KQED Science Fan Spotlight

KQED Science Fan Spotlight

We'd like to share your stories about why you're passionate about science.

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The Deep, Cold Secret Behind Summer Fog

The Deep, Cold Secret Behind Summer Fog

Another foggy morning. Why is the Bay Area so foggy in summer? To answer that question, look west—at the Pacific Ocean.

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Climate Change Favors Invasive Species in California Grasslands

Climate Change Favors Invasive Species in California Grasslands

California’s grasslands are some of the most heavily invaded habitats in the state. As the climate changes—temperatures increase and water becomes scarcer—the conditions will favor exotic grasses, which will become even more prevalent.

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Resolving Clouds in Climate Change Models

Resolving Clouds in Climate Change Models

As supercomputers grow, so does their energy appetite. Researchers are trying to solve that problem by using a smaller, more pervasive technology.

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Summer Solstice, Shifting Spring

Summer Solstice, Shifting Spring

Tomorrow is our summer solstice—the longest day of the year here in the Northern Hemisphere.

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California's Climate Cousins

California's Climate Cousins

Spain, in the Mediterranean Basin, is California’s climate cousin.

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Insuring for Extreme Weather

Insuring for Extreme Weather

Climate change is throwing a wrench into the calculations of insurance companies trying to assess the risks of floods and other natural disaster events.

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The Rhythms of the El Niño-La Niña Climate Pattern

The Rhythms of the El Niño-La Niña Climate Pattern

El Niño is the nickname of the climate pattern called the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, or ENSO.

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Living in La Niña

Living in La Niña

Ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe area received over 170 inches of snow throughout the weekend. But heavy snow and rain are not expected to continue in the Bay Area, because the world is experiencing a La Niña.

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Teaching Climate Change

Teaching Climate Change

The California Academy of Sciences and the Monterey Bay Aquarium have a big advantage that some educational institutions in other parts of the country do not: most of their local visitors believe that climate change is real.

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