science http://kvpr.org en Air District Questions Asthma-Air Pollution Link http://kvpr.org/post/air-district-questions-asthma-air-pollution-link-0 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New research this week questions the connection between air pollution and asthma.</span></p><p>In 2011, a study by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District established a link between asthma-related ER visits and levels of PM2.5, or fine particulate matter in valley air.&nbsp; But after a follow-up to that study, the Air District now reports that for a number of years, asthma-related ER visits increased even as PM2.5 levels dropped.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:28:41 +0000 Kerry Klein 34457 at http://kvpr.org Air District Questions Asthma-Air Pollution Link Central Valley Students Win Big at International Science and Engineering Fair http://kvpr.org/post/central-valley-students-win-big-international-science-and-engineering-fair <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week, 1700 high school students from over 70 countries met in Los Angeles for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, including 5 students from Fresno and Clovis.</span></p><p>Beatrice Choi, a sophomore from Fresno’s University High School, brought home third place in Chemistry.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 22:47:34 +0000 Kerry Klein 33120 at http://kvpr.org Central Valley Students Win Big at International Science and Engineering Fair San Joaquin Valley Groundwater Depletion Linked to Earthquakes http://kvpr.org/post/san-joaquin-valley-groundwater-depletion-linked-earthquakes <p class="p1">Researchers have long known that the mountain ranges surrounding the Central Valley have been rising faster than expected--a few millimeters every year for over a century.&nbsp; And over the same time, seismic activity in the area has also increased.&nbsp; According to a new study, both may be linked to the depletion of groundwater in the Central Valley.&nbsp; Colin Amos of Western Washington University is lead author on the study.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 23:51:37 +0000 Kerry Klein 32745 at http://kvpr.org San Joaquin Valley Groundwater Depletion Linked to Earthquakes Commentary: It's Not Too Late For Americans To Rekindle The Flame of Science http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-its-not-too-late-americans-rekindle-flame-science <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">America was once the scientific “City on the Hill”, investing its resources and its capital to improve the world’s physical, social and cultural infrastructure.&nbsp; But in the </span>21<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century America seems to have lost its moral compass in this regard. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:09:00 +0000 Madhusudan Katti 23845 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: It's Not Too Late For Americans To Rekindle The Flame of Science UC Scientists Work To Bring Back The White Abalone http://kvpr.org/post/uc-scientists-work-bring-back-white-abalone <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you live in California you’re probably familiar with abalone. The sea snails native habitat is along the California coast. For decades abalone fishermen have flocked to the shore to catch them. One abalone species has suffered the consequences of its tasty meat more than most. The white abalone is endangered almost to the point of extinction. But as Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, </span>UC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Davis scientists think they’ve set the mood for its recovery.</span></p> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 14:14:00 +0000 Amy Quinton 19802 at http://kvpr.org UC Scientists Work To Bring Back The White Abalone Google's 'Project Loon' Takes to the Skies Over Fresno http://kvpr.org/post/googles-project-loon-takes-skies-over-fresno <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tech giant Google has turned to the skies above Fresno as the latest site for a test of an experimental balloon-based internet technology.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 17:56:11 +0000 Joe Moore 19790 at http://kvpr.org Google's 'Project Loon' Takes to the Skies Over Fresno Robotic Sub Fails In Study of Tahoe Earthquake Fault Line http://kvpr.org/post/robotic-sub-fails-study-tahoe-earthquake-fault-line <div><p>An unmanned robotic submarine designed to explore Antarctica has taken a detour to Lake Tahoe. Its mission was to study the deepest earthquake fault line, more than 1,000 feet beneath the surface. It’s an area geologists had never seen before. But as Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, they still haven’t.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 01:25:53 +0000 Amy Quinton 19524 at http://kvpr.org Robotic Sub Fails In Study of Tahoe Earthquake Fault Line