Danielle Venton, KQED Public Media

Danielle Venton

KQED Public Media

Petaluma, CA, United States

Contact Danielle

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • KQED Public Media
  • The Verge

Past articles by Danielle:

California Wildfires Killed 106 People Two Years Ago. Researchers Say the Smoke Killed 3,652

The true costs of wildfires and other climate-driven disasters are severely underreported in official statistics, say scientists. → Read More

Most Coronavirus Transmission Happens at Indoor Restaurants, Cafes, Gyms: Study

The research used phone data to determine the types of locations where the most transmissions occurred. → Read More

What Is the True Cost of California Wildfires? No One Really Knows

'There are many things under the state's control that we can do to make this problem better,' said Michael Wara, who led the team assessing wildfire costs. → Read More

Even After Care Homes Abandoned Residents, California Still Isn’t Ready for Wildfires

Chaotic evacuations at long-term care facilities have brought into stark relief just how unprepared nursing homes and assisted living centers are for wildfires. Now, a KQED investigation has found thousands of these care homes are still at risk. → Read More

Ten Simple Rules for Building an Anti-Racist Research Lab

There's nothing simple about solving racial inequity in science, but here is one place to start. → Read More

So You Can't Find Any Hand Sanitizer ... Relax

We know a lot of you love hand sanitizer -- it's just -- it's not the thing that will best protect you. → Read More

What Works to Kill Coronavirus as You Clean Your Home?

Here's how to keep your home clean to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus. → Read More

When Your Power’s Out, Internet’s Off and There’s No Cell Service, Radio Still Works

During the Kincade Fire, when other communication methods failed, radio once again proved its worth. → Read More

How the Bay Area Helped Apollo 11 Get Home Safely

The moonwalk 50 years ago made two men, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, very famous. But it took hundreds of thousands of engineers, scientists and technicians to get them there. We take a look at how the Bay Area's NASA research center helped drive the moonshot. → Read More

What Happens to the Bodies of Dead Whales?

Dead whales used to remain on beaches until they decomposed naturally, but that's not how things work anymore. → Read More

So, It's New Year's Eve ... Can You Prevent That Hangover?

All about that oh-so-special feeling you get after a night of heavy drinking, from the author of "Proof: The Science of Booze." → Read More

WATCH: Live Coverage of Mars InSight Landing

KQED Science is following the Mars InSight landing closely. This will be the first time since 2012 a new spacecraft touches down on the Red Planet. → Read More

How to Watch NASA's InSight Land on Mars

NASA's most recent mission to Mars will investigate the interior of the Red Planet. → Read More

Proposition 7: California Edges Toward Year-Round Daylight Time

In one of the most lopsided votes among statewide propositions on the ballot, voters declared that they're sick of changing their clocks twice a year. → Read More

Voting on Daylight Saving Time, Animal Confinement and Water. Propositions 3, 7 and 12, Explained

Should California go full-time daylight saving time? Take animals out of cages? Pass a water bond? For Bay Curious Prop Week, we explore the three science-related propositions. → Read More

A Glimpse Into the Future of Northern California Plant Life

A new, long-term art and science project at the University of California Santa Cruz tests possible scenarios for what gardens might look like 50 years from now as regional temperatures continue to rise. → Read More

Let's Talk Thor's Hammer and Wakanda ... Sciencewise

With summer blockbusters upon us, KQED Science talks to Rick Loverd. He works at the National Academy of Sciences in a department that helps Hollywood to make scientifically compelling sci-fi and superhero movies. → Read More

New Chief of EPA Region 9 Has Deep Ties to Industry

California is often at the forefront of the nation’s environmental movement and any efforts to address climate change. But, President Trump’s new appointment of Mike Stoker to lead EPA's Southwest Region has many environmentalists concerned. → Read More

Get Outside This Weekend and Go Flower Hunting, as Rare Blooms Abound

Whether you're taking part in the "City Nature Challenge" or on a mission to see the rarely blooming whispering bell, now's the time to get with the flowers. → Read More

3.9 Quake Jolts the South Bay

A 3.9 magnitude quake rumbled through the South Bay Monday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake, centered northeast of Alum Rock, took place around 9:40 a.m. → Read More