Health, Science, Environment

11:19pm

Wed June 5, 2013

5:33pm

Tue June 4, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Stanford fellow tracks Nigerian government files online

Musikilu Mojeed
http://www.musikilumojeed.com/

Musikilu Mojeed is a Nigerian investigative journalist who has been reporting on his country’s oil sector for over a decade, risking his safety to uncover massive corruption that was found at the highest levels of government. He is now here at Stanford University on a one-year fellowship, where he is learning how to create an online database that will allow journalists in his country to access government files more freely. Mojeed spoke with KALW's Hana Baba. 

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4:58pm

Tue June 4, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Grow your own farm-fresh wardrobe

Rebecca Burgess, creator of Fibershed Project

Here in the Bay Area, it’s all about going local. Especially when it comes to food. But what about other things in our lives? Like what we wear, for example? The fact is, few of us know exactly what goes into making our clothes, the chemicals, fibers, and dyes. But one Bay Area woman, Rebecca Burgess, is determined to take Localism to her wardrobe and has set out to live a year wearing clothes made completely within 150 miles from her home in Marin County.

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9:42pm

Sun June 2, 2013

4:26pm

Thu May 23, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Getting ready for rising seas in the Bay Area

Sutro Baths on the San Francisco shoreline.
Flickr user Wally Gobetz

In 1995, the movie Waterworld predicted catastrophic changes to the earth’s sea levels, and painted a picture of the chaos that resulted when the water rose and society collapsed.

The movie was a flop. But it got one thing right: scientists say melting glaciers are already contributing to rising sea levels, and that they’ll melt faster in the next century. Changes in the Bay Area—which has over a thousand miles of shoreline—could be dramatic.

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