Health, Science, Environment

11:39pm

Sun May 18, 2014

6:28pm

Tue May 13, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

StoryCorps: Navigating patients to spiritual health at Highland Hospital

Beneca Curry and Zhonnet Harper
StoryCorps

From time to time, the StoryCorps team goes mobile, and collects interviews at different sites around the Bay Area. One of the places they visited was Highland Hospital in East Oakland. The public hospital has been around since 1927, and has since served thousands of patients from all walks of life.

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10:09am

Fri May 9, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Cannabis News Roundup: 05.09.14

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SF General to study cannabis as aide for sickle cell sufferers… Don’t look for pot parties in newly legal Uruguay… “Bank co-op” awaits Colorado Governor’s signature… “Pot heart attack” report challenged… Cannabis tourism guide… and more.

LEGALIZATION

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12:00am

Thu May 8, 2014

4:22pm

Thu May 1, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Fracking: a small town deals with big oil

Pennsylvania farmer sees fracking's effects on farms.
Under CC license from Flickr user Public Herald

California is experiencing one of the worst droughts in years. As politicians try to figure out how to conserve more water, many have began pointing fingers at fracking for using large amounts of water. Fracking is the process that involves pumping water and chemicals under high pressure in order to release oil trapped in rock. They argue that fracking not only uses up water, but also poses risks to the state’s natural resources.

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