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Craig Miller

Craig Miller
Science Editor

Craig is KQED's science editor, specializing in weather, climate, water & energy issues, with a little seismology thrown in just to shake things up. Prior to his current position, he launched and led the station's award-winning multimedia project, Climate Watch. Craig is also an accomplished writer/producer of television documentaries, with a focus on natural resource issues.

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The California Report | Jun 3, 2014 8:50 AM
California Has Head Start on New EPA Regulations

California is farther ahead than most states in terms of thinking of shrinking its carbon footprint. But the new federal energy rules just released will require changes, and they could prove costly.

The California Report | Jan 29, 2014 8:50 AM
Winemakers Brace for the Economic Effects of Drought

The drought is a serious worry for everybody involved in California agriculture. You need water to grow everything from avocados to wine grapes. Napa Valley vintners are praying for rain, and taking practical steps in the meantime.

The California Report | Jan 3, 2014 4:30 PM
California's Long Road to Greenhouse Gas Emissions Goals

After measuring the Sierra snowpack Friday the California Department of Water Resources called the situation "dismal," adding conditions are "worse than some of the most devastating droughts the state has ever seen." And scientists say climate change is expected to make managing the state?s water supply even tougher. But California is doing its part to reduce carbon emissions -- last year launching the nation's broadest cap-and-trade program against industrial greenhouse gases. Still, California's journey toward meeting its climate goals has just begun, seven years after passing a landmark law.

The California Report | Nov 8, 2013 8:50 AM
Interior Secretary Addresses California's Fracking Concerns

These days Governor Brown can barely go anywhere without being confronted by anti-fracking protestors. "Fear of fracking" is rampant -- and that has the federal government's top land manager worried.

The California Report | Sep 20, 2013 4:30 PM
Plan to Raise Shasta Lake May Hinge on Sacred River

Moving forward with a proposal to raise the water level of California's biggest reservoir will have an array of spillover effects -- not the least of which are on the rivers flowing into Shasta Lake, and the people who live, play and pray along them. As we find out, the McCloud River could be the key to whether the plan goes forward.

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