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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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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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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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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Is This Heat Wave Evidence of Global Warming?

Is This Heat Wave Evidence of Global Warming?

Another heat wave is upon us. It seems like there have been a lot of heat waves this summer. We in the Bay Area were sweating for a few days back in August; New York City had the hottest summer on record; Russia suffered through horrible heat and fires. Are all these heat waves the result of global warming?

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QUEST Education at the School of Rock

QUEST Education at the School of Rock

Only about 20 science educators each year get to spend two weeks on the scientific drill ship JOIDES Resolution. Find out what QUEST Education's Andrea Swensrud is doing on board.

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The Importance of Studying the History of Sea-Level Change in San Francisco Bay

The Importance of Studying the History of Sea-Level Change in San Francisco Bay

Sea-level rise is happening and more than 100 million people could be affected globally over the next century even under somewhat conservative projections.

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Producer's Notes: DIY Fog at The Exploratorium

Producer's Notes: DIY Fog at The Exploratorium

Ever wonder how advection fog is produced? Learn how from The Exploratorium.

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