Health, Science, Environment

10:55am

Tue November 22, 2011
Health, Science, Environment

Off the Grid: Homegrown waste management

Flickr photo by Batbob. http://www.flickr.com/photos/batbob/464678834/

Compared with the rest of the nation, the Bay Area is an easy place to go green – many restaurants will give you take-out with biodegradable containers and silverware, trash cans have a section for recyclables, and San Francisco, along with other Bay Area cities, even offers compost collection

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10:43am

Tue November 22, 2011
Health, Science, Environment

DIY: How to recycle water in your home

Patrick Smith

Think about the parts of your home where you can conserve water: there’s the shower, the sink, the toilet, and if you’ve got them, maybe a dishwasher or washing machine. You can reduce the amount of water you use, but what about reusing it? KALW’s Thea Chroman decided to learn how to reuse water spent on cleaning herself – and stuff – in a segment called D.I.Y.

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11:53am

Mon November 21, 2011
Health, Science, Environment

If you can hear me now, you might be in trouble

Photo courtesy of Ed Yourton. http://www.flickr.com/photos/yourdon/3754271881/

California is one of many states that bans talking or texting on a handheld device while driving. It's a national problem. In 2009, more than 5,000 people were killed on U.S. roads and about 450,000 were injured due because of so-called "distracted" driving.

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11:42am

Mon November 21, 2011
Health, Science, Environment

Cell phone towers make waves

Flickr photo by Nguyen-Anh Le. http://www.flickr.com/photos/discopalace/853965582/

As many San Franciscans know, dropped calls are such a common problem with cell phones that in 2002, Verizon Wireless launched a commercial empire based on that now-famous tagline:

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3:42pm

Wed November 16, 2011
Health, Science, Environment

A genius among us: UCSF neuroscientist William Seeley

UCSF neuroscientist William Seeley was named a 2011 MacArthur fellow

“Genius” is a pretty loaded title. But the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation began bestowing that honor on American luminaries who shine in a variety of respective fields. They no longer call the recipients “geniuses,” but they do still award half-a-million dollars to 20 or so every year to support their work. No strings attached.

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