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KQED's award-winning team of science reporters explores climate change, water, energy, toxics, biomedicine, digital health, astronomy and other topics that shape our lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a trusted news source, KQED Science tackles tough questions facing humanity in our time with thoughtful and engaging storytelling.

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KQED's award-winning team of science reporters explores climate change, water, energy, toxics, biomedicine, digital health, astronomy and other topics that shape our lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a trusted news source, KQED Science tackles tough questions facing humanity in our time with thoughtful and engaging storytelling.

    If You’re Offered the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Take It, Experts Say. Here’s Why

    If You’re Offered the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Take It, Experts Say. Here’s Why

    The risk of a blood clot developing after a J&J vaccine is tiny, but it's also scary and confusing. We break down ways to evaluate vaccine options.

    • 3 min
    ‘Worst. Editorial. Guidance. Ever.’ KQED Science Reporters Reflect on the Pandemic’s Early Days

    ‘Worst. Editorial. Guidance. Ever.’ KQED Science Reporters Reflect on the Pandemic’s Early Days

    Struggles, decisions and startling moments that shaped KQED's science coverage in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 7 min
    Kelp, Sea Otters and Urchins. Who’s Eating Who in Monterey Bay

    Kelp, Sea Otters and Urchins. Who’s Eating Who in Monterey Bay

    California's underwater kelp forests are suffering massive declines. But a new study shows that sea otters are helping to preserve kelp off the Central Coast.

    • 4 min
    California Has a Rule to Protect Workers Against Pandemics. Here’s How It’s (Not) Working

    California Has a Rule to Protect Workers Against Pandemics. Here’s How It’s (Not) Working

    California has a rule aimed at preparing hundreds of thousands of workers from airborne disease. Why didn't it protect more people?

    • 6 min
    Only 2,000 Monarch Butterflies Remain in California. But They Still Don’t Have Protection

    Only 2,000 Monarch Butterflies Remain in California. But They Still Don’t Have Protection

    Federal wildlife officials say that monarch butterflies qualify to be protected as an endangered species but won't be receiving that protection for now.

    • 1 min
    Analysis: Trump Administration Incompetence Helped Save Environmental Regulations

    Analysis: Trump Administration Incompetence Helped Save Environmental Regulations

    Donald Trump had one of the most antienvironmental agendas in U.S. history, says Rolling Stone's Hannah Murphy. However, his administration 'was really quite bad' at carrying out its plans. KQED talks to Murphy about this and what Joe Biden can do to put the environment front and center.

    • 4 min

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