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[15 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | ]
California’s critical water cycle out of balance for state’s farmers With extreme drought conditions persisting throughout the state, Central California — known as the “Food Basket of the World” — is seeing fallow fields, sinking ground and livelihoods threatened.

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[11 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | ]
West Nile Virus is alarming example of climate change’s effects The local threat of West Nile Virus is high. As dwindling water supplies and rising temperatures bring tropical disease a lot closer to home, local agencies prep for potentially the worst mosquito season ever.

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[25 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
‘Nerd Nite’ events present intellectual talks in humorous way In early June, the third local event of the international nonprofit Nerd Nite was held in Palo Alto. The event is an example of lifelong learning, according to one of its founders.

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[18 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Yellow Fever Mosquito keeps Santa Clara, San Mateo Counties on alert Officials are not sure how this mosquito species got into California. The two primary and most concerning diseases spread by “Aedes aegypti” are the dengue and chikungunya viruses.

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[16 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Bay Area drone lovers are part of a growing community, as regulations remain unclear While drone regulations continue to be unclear, the Bay Area is still seeing a growing group of drone hobbyists who spend free time building and flying small, remote-controlled helicopters and airplanes.

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[9 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
SPECIAL REPORT – Leaded gas: A toxic tale “Leaded Gas: A Toxic Tale” is an adaptation of an award-winning print article that tells the story of how major corporate interests turned a blind eye to health risks from leaded gasoline from the 1920s through 1980s.

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[27 May 2014 | Comments Off | ]
A microscope made of paper? Stanford biophysicist demos ‘Foldscope’ At the Stanford School of Medicine’s annual Health Matters conference, Manu Prakash showcased the Foldscope, a microscope that costs less than a dollar and has a resolution of 700 nanometers.

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[22 May 2014 | Comments Off | ]
SPECIAL REPORT: Climate change comes home Climate change is happening and though local governments in the Bay Area have begun to recognize extreme weather events, sea level rise, prolonged heat waves and drought, are they doing enough?

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[21 May 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Paly students use humor to create engaging sustainability video From catching a teacher eating in front of an open refrigerator to probing a coach who forgot to cover the swimming pool, photography students use humorous situations to explore energy conservation.