The Science of Sustainability

Tag: KQED. QUEST

The Key to Sustainable Fish Farming? Vegetarian Fish

The Key to Sustainable Fish Farming? Vegetarian Fish

World demand for seafood is rising, but many of the world’s oceans are already overfished. Now scientists are creating vegetarian diets for species like trout, which may lessen the strain on over-fished oceans.

Continue Reading

Transforming San Francisco Into a Model of Disaster Preparedness

Transforming San Francisco Into a Model of Disaster Preparedness

The next “big one” is never out of mind for San Francisco residents who may have a new place to gather if one landscape architecture firm has its way.

Continue Reading

Stanford Students Debut Solar-Powered Prefab Home

Stanford Students Debut Solar-Powered Prefab Home

Stanford University students set out to revolutionize home design by entering a solar powered prefab house into the Department of Energy's biennial Solar Decathlon competition.

Continue Reading

The Great Escape: How Soil Protects Us from Carbon Emissions

The Great Escape: How Soil Protects Us from Carbon Emissions

Recent measurements show that the billions of tons of old carbon hidden deep in the earth may release into the atmosphere, greatly accelerating climate change.

Continue Reading

Work Begins on Largest Dam Removal Project in California History

Work Begins on Largest Dam Removal Project in California History

Construction crews are starting work on the largest dam removal project in California history.

Continue Reading

With Condors on the Brink, California Considers a Lead-Bullet Ban for Hunters

With Condors on the Brink, California Considers a Lead-Bullet Ban for Hunters

Lead poisoning is a major obstacle to recovery for the endangered California condor, but a bill to address the problem has gun owners up in arms.

Continue Reading

Coastal Cleanup by the Numbers

Coastal Cleanup by the Numbers

The annual cleanup is the largest, international volunteer event. How much trash has been collected and why is it important?

Continue Reading

KQED QUEST Receives 5 Northern California Area Emmy® Award Nominations!

KQED QUEST Receives 5 Northern California Area Emmy® Award Nominations!

KQED QUEST has been nominated for five Northern California Emmy® Awards in 2012.

Continue Reading

15 Months Later, Rediscovered San Francisco Plant Thrives

15 Months Later, Rediscovered San Francisco Plant Thrives

Fifteen months after a native plant thought to be extinct was rediscovered in San Francisco, local botanists have succeeded in growing it and are making plans to plant it out in the wild.

Continue Reading

Producer's Notes for Science on the SPOT: Life on the Farallones

Producer's Notes for Science on the SPOT: Life on the Farallones

The Farallon Islands off the coast of California are a vital home to many birds and marine mammals. See what life is like for scientists working in this forbidding and inhospitable world.

Continue Reading