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Most Recent Episodes

Bay Area Landslide Risk Goes Up as Rains Pour Down

Many conditions affect whether a landslide happens, but the most significant risk factor is heavy rain on saturated ground.

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Carbon Capture Flops in California Despite Millions in Investment

State officials aren't giving up on the idea of snatching carbon emissions and stashing them underground, but investors and utilities might be.

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When Will California's Drought End?

After heavy rain, the Sierra snowpack is finally above average and reservoirs are gaining water, so when will the drought be over?

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Scientists Track Undersea Noise Pollution as Ship Traffic Swells

Scientists are deploying new tools to measure how noise affects a wide array of ocean denizens, from whales to snapping shrimp.

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Drought Could Help Reveal Secrets of Sierra's Origins

The low water in Millerton Lake, northeast of Fresno, reveals ancient geology that may help scientists solve mysteries of the Sierra.

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The Hidden Climate Threat That Gas Companies Noticed, But Rarely Fixed

For decades, California utilities have logged, but not repaired, thousands of pinprick leaks in pipelines criss-crossing the state.

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With Rooftop Solar Booming, California Utilities Want to Charge More

This winter, solar companies and utilities are headed for a showdown. The question is, should homeowners who have rooftop solar pay more to help maintain the power grid?

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A Cure for AIDS: Scientists Say It's 'On the Horizon'

Thirty years since the AIDS epidemic broke out, we're closer than ever to finding a cure. And Bay Area scientists are getting $20 million to help find it.

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Flying Into the Heart of the West's Biggest Storms

Scientists take to the air to find out more about atmospheric rivers, the rich plumes of Pacific moisture that feed California's winter storms.

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Governor Brown Takes Climate Message to World Stage

World leaders will be hashing out a climate change agreement in Paris, but Governor Brown is showing up with one in hand.

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