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“Fear of fracking is rampant,” said KQED science editor Craig Miller when asked about California’s energy headlines of 2013. But more electric vehicles are on the road and...
Part of Power Year in Review, December 2013
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"This country has forgotten rural America for far too long," said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Although the U.S. has had the best farm economy in the last 5...
Part of Ag & Trade, November 2013
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"The Bay Delta debate sucks all the oxygen out of the water discussion," according to Lester Snow, executive director of the California Water Foundation. While the Bay Delta...
Part of Parched California, November 2013
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“We could start by being rational about how we spend the money that we have,” said U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell about taking care of national parks. She discussed...
Part of Secretary Sally Jewell, November 2013
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"We have been fracking in California for 60 years and we have done it safely," according to Paul Deiro, an energy lobbyist with KP Public Affairs. "We believe in transparency...
Part of Fracked State, November 2013
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"Every second breath comes from the ocean," said Mary Hagedorn, a research scientist with the Smithsonian Institution and the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology. Many people...
Part of Blue Economy, October 2013
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“We want skiers to literally help save the world,” said Porter Fox, editor at Powder Magazine. Climate change has already impacted the length and intensity of winters and...
Part of Mountain Meltdown, October 2013
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“Humans are problem-solving animals – you would never know it reading the press,” said environmentalist Paul Hawken. He and NY Times writer Andy Revkin discussed how...
Part of Carbon Gift, October 2013
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“You would much rather breathe the air in any American city than breathe it in Beijing – thank you, EPA,” said former Secretary of State George Shultz, who served as...
Part of OPEC Oil Embargo +40, October 2013
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"The Delta is not just a canteen to supply water...it’s a place that a lot of people live and work and call home," said Kip Lipper, Chief Councilor for Energy and the...
Part of The Bay Delta: A Grand Bargain?, October 2013
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“We have the potential to use grazing lands and use cattle and livestock to help slow climate change,” according to UC Berkeley professor Whendee Silver. Grasslands are under...
Part of Grazing, Grass and Gas, October 2013
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While ethanol burns cleaner than gasoline, some researchers argue its production makes it less than environmentally friendly. University of California, Davis professor of...
Part of Corn, Cars and Cows, August 2013
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“Climate change will be the biggest health issue of my grandchild’s lifetime and my great-grandchildren’s lifetime…we will be looking at somewhere in the range of half a...
Part of Overheated, June 2013
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An emerging area of economics aims to put a price on nature as a way of justifying preserving it in societies dominated by the wisdom of markets. A mountain stream, for...
Part of Nature's Price Tag, July 2013
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Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is “the most profound [energy] revolution that we’ve had in decades,” said San Francisco Chronicle reporter David Baker. Thanks to fracking...
Part of Fracking News, July 2013
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There is a pattern between the way we do business and the changes in our climate. “The companies that are the biggest polluters make the biggest profits,” according to Amy...
Part of Environmental Debt, July 2013
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Hurricane Sandy and the devastating Colorado fires of 2012 underscore the idea that climate disruption is amplifying natural disasters, if not causing them. Forest fires in...
Part of Governors Ritter and Whitman, June 2013
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Humans have been using their ingenuity to deal with sea level rise, floods, and fluctuating coasts for the past 15,000 years, and recent extreme events have emphasized the...
Part of Sea Surge, June 2013
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Rising interest in clean power is presenting electric monopolies with competition for the first time. Community choice aggregation (CCA) gives towns and cities the...
Part of Power Choice, June 2013
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In the wake of the Fukushima disaster, the U.S. is struggling to define its nuclear energy future. The film “Pandora’s Promise” asks whether we should use nuclear energy to...
Part of Pandora's Promise Movie Screening and Discussion, June 2013

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