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Past articles by Kqed:

Just One Day of Bad Air Can Impact Kids' Health. One Solution? More Prescribed Burning

A recent study out of Stanford suggests that exposure to wildfire smoke or air pollution can harm children’s immune and cardiovascular systems. But smoke from prescribed burns, which help prevent out-of-control wildfires, is less harmful. → Read More

Why So Many People Believe Trump Really Won the Election

Although believing conspiracies is often talked about as a pathological behavior, anyone might believe one under the right circumstances, says media psychologist Asheley Landrum. → Read More

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. → Read More

Video: How to Keep Indoor Air Clean

Now that the holidays and cold weather are here, chances are you'll be spending even more time indoors. But air pollution isn't just an outdoors threat. Here are tips on how to keep the air cleaner inside your home. → Read More

COVID-19: Official Risk Level for Each Bay Area County

California ranks each county's risk using a four-tier, color-coded system that dictates which businesses and activities can resume. → Read More

Satellite Images: California Fires From Space

Images from NOAA's GOES-West satellite and Planet Labs show wildfire smoke billowing over the Western U.S. → Read More

Yosemite National Park Plans to Reopen, But It's Not Going to Be the Same. Here’s What We Know

Yosemite National Park officials have drafted a plan to reopen as early as June. If approved by the Interior Department, however, things aren't going to be like they were pre-pandemic, at least not as first. → Read More

Coronavirus: When Will We Know if California Is Flattening the Curve?

Experts are telling us that staying home is the one way to 'flatten the curve' of the number of cases of COVID-19. But when will we know if this massive change to our daily lives is having enough of an impact? → Read More

How and When to Clean Your Home and Wash Your Hands to Prevent Coronavirus Infection

Sharon Begley, reporter for the health news website STAT, discusses specific precautions people can take to prevent infection from the new coronavirus. → Read More

Live Coronavirus Updates: Gov. Declares State of Emergency; Another Cruise Ship Cluster

Updates on COVID-19 in the Bay Area and California. → Read More

The Never-ending Battle Over Martins Beach Explained

The conflict between the state of California and a Silicon Valley billionaire over a beach on the San Mateo County coast is at an important juncture. → Read More

Lead Ammunition is Now Banned for Hunting Wildlife in California

As a lead ammunition ban goes into effect for hunting wildlife in California, we take a look at the science underpinning the ban. → Read More

California and Offshore Drilling: Like Oil and Water

The federal government hasn't issued leases for drilling along the Pacific coast since 1984. In an interview with KQED, ocean advocate Richard Charter discusses the administration's now-delayed plan to overturn this decades-long environmental policy. → Read More

See Super Blooms Transform California Landscape via Satellite

See what Calfornia's super bloom transformation looks like from space. → Read More

It Took a While, But California Is Now Almost Completely Out of Drought

Courtesy of a procession of atmospheric rivers, potent storms have brought flooding, power outages and canceled flights. But they have also lifted all but one percent of the state completely out of drought. → Read More

Surprise! It’s a Bipartisan Bill, and a Gift for California's Desert Wildlife

The legislation, which President Trump is expected to sign, protects more than 1 million acres of wilderness across the country, including a dramatic expansion in California. → Read More

New Rule Would Require Employers to Protect Indoor Workers From Heat Illness

A KQED investigation found indoor workers laboring at dangerous temperatures for nearly half their shifts. Reporter Molly Peterson clues us in on what would be first-in-the-nation protections against the rising threat of extreme heat in the era of climate change. → Read More

Before and After: See California's Monster Snow Year by Satellite

In the Sierra Nevada, 2019 is shaping up to be a bonanza for the snowpack. → Read More

580 Billion Gallons. That's How Much Water Recent Storms Added to California Reservoirs

The round of storms that soaked California in recent weeks has brought a huge influx of water to the state, according to a new analysis by The Mercury News. → Read More

Satellite Images: Snow Returns to the Sierra After Slow Start

It's early in the season, but snow accumulation in the southern Sierra is more than double the normal total. → Read More