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KQED Science News

KQED Science News

KQED Science is the largest multimedia science and environment journalism and education unit in Northern California. KQED Science explores ...

Is Brain Stimulation a Medicine of the Future?

While scientists study whether 'electroceuticals' might treat depression or chronic pain, among other ailments, DIY 'brain hackers' ...

California Drought One More Setback for River That Runs Dry

Just as salmon are being returned to the San Joaquin River, the extreme drought is bringing political heat to one of the most ambitious ...

Bay Area Residents Resist Crude-by-Rail as Accidents Rise

The East Bay city of Pittsburg is considering a new oil terminal to supply crude to Bay Area refineries, but some locals are concerned ...

Megadroughts: Four Points to Put California's Dry Times in Perspective

California has had its share of 'megadroughts.' This isn't one of them...yet.

Should Wine Bottles Carry a Deposit?

Some are calling for bottle deposits on wine and liquor bottles to solve the deficit in the states recycling fund, but the industry says ...

During Drought, Pop-Up Wetlands Give Birds a Break

As California's drought gets worse, farmers and conservationists are teaming up to create temporary wetlands for birds migrating on the ...

David Perlman: The Energizer Bunny of Bay Area Science Writers

David Perlman, the San Francisco Chronicle's science editor has been on the job for more than a half-century. He covered the launch of the ...

Silicon Valley Billionaire Battles Surfers Over Beach Access

A small beach in Half Moon Bay has become ground zero for a drawn-out legal battle between locals and one Silicon Valley billionaire who ...

In Dry Year, California Looks to Cloud Seeding

Theres no doubt about it its dry out there. 2013 ended as the driest year ever recorded in many parts of California. So water managers are ...

2013: Progress, But Long Road Ahead to California Climate Goals

Despite its deserved reputation for climate leadership, California will have to hustle to make its own long-range emissions goals.

49ers Tackle Sustainability With New Green Stadium

49ers fans may miss the cold weather at Candlestick Park, but can look forward to solar panels, bicycle parking and grass watered with ...

Money, Environmental Concerns Could Sink Governor's Delta Water Plan

Governor Jerry Brown's Bay Delta Conservation Plan is now open for public comment. State officials say the water supply for 25 million ...