Health, Science, Environment

6:05pm

Tue June 17, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Fracking California: Can Jerry Brown be a climate leader if he does not oppose fracking?

The Kern River Oil Field in the city of Bakersfield is over 10 thousand acres large, and densely packed with pumpjacks.
Lisa Morehouse


When Jerry Brown stepped up to the microphone at the California Democratic Party’s convention in March, it looked like it might be an environmental love-fest. He was kicking off his campaign for a fourth term as governor of the state that is perhaps the world’s leading environmental trend-setter.

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5:28pm

Mon June 16, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Fracking California: The view from Kern County

Kern County residents Rodrigo Romo and Anabel Marquez oppose fracking. They are standing with organizer Jaun Flores in a community garden surrounded by oil wells that were fracked.
Lisa Morehouse

In the farming town of Shafter, in Kern County, kids are playing outside Sequoia elementary school. On the other side of the playground is an organic community garden where some people are picking vegetables.

“We are just cutting little zucchinis because the season is coming to pick them,” says Shafter resident Rodrigo Romo.

Anabel Marquez adds, “It is time to take them out. We are using them to make food, to cook.”

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11:56pm

Sun June 15, 2014

12:04am

Mon June 9, 2014

6:36pm

Thu June 5, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Salmon Release

Jasmin Lopez communes with the fishies

 

All week long we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

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