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SCIArc & Caltech
All mechanical systems in our house design have been selected to optimize the tradeoff between energy savings and cost of added photovoltaic (PV) energy generation. The HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) and DHW (domestic hot water)... Read More
National Science Foundation
Many species of mammals in Yosemite National Park have shifted their home ranges to higher elevations over the last hundred years. A research team led by Craig Moritz at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology of the University of California, Berkeley,... Read More
National Science Foundation
Recently, multiple NSF-funded researchers have documented genetic changes resulting from climate change. These studies suggest that extreme variation in temperature and rainfall are causing genetic shifts in organisms with short life spans.
National Science Foundation
Decadal fluctuations in ocean salinity, nutrients, chlorophyll, a variety of zooplankton species, and fish stocks in the Northeast Pacific have been unexplained for many years. They are often poorly correlated with the most widely used indicator of... Read More
KQED/Quest
Measuring Redwood Giants: Forest ecologist Steve Sillett is leading a team of scientists as they climb and measure every branch of some of the last and tallest old growth redwoods in California. Their goal is to learn how these ancient giants have... Read More
KQED/Quest
Scientists say it's no secret San Francisco Bay is rising, along with all of the earth’s oceans. This rise in sea level will affect everyone who lives, works, or plays near the bay. QUEST asks how high will the Bay rise and when? And what steps can... Read More
KQED/Quest
For years there's been buzz -- both positive and negative -- about generating ethanol fuel from corn. The Bay Area is rapidly becoming a world center for the next generation of green fuel alternatives. Meet the scientists investigating the newest... Read More
KQED/Quest
An explosion in green building is underway, with cleverly engineered libraries, office buildings, even public housing projects popping up across the Bay Area, and championed as much by landlords trying to cut energy and water costs as by... Read More
KQED/Quest
In a co-production with NOVA Science Now, QUEST explores the potential of algae once considered nothing more than pond scum to become the fuel of the future. Entrepreneurs from the Bay Area to LA are working to create the next generation of biofuels... Read More
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I say we implement the “Berkeley First Plan” a municipal bond program. Municipal Property Tax Assessment Financing Removing Key Barriers to Residential Solar JD Polk February 2009

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