KQED Radio Staff
Multimedia Producer, Climate Watch
As the multimedia producer for Climate Watch, Gretchen reports and produces radio stories, creates web features, and writes regularly for the Climate Watch blog. She has reported for Climate Watch from the Bay Area, Yosemite, and Lake Tahoe, as well as from the Southwest, the Arctic Circle, and Mexico. In her past life, Gretchen led wilderness expeditions in Australia and Alaska as an adventure travel guide, wrote for The Boston Globe, and was laid off by three dot-coms in two years. She grew up in a small city north of Boston and still can't decide which coast is home. Gretchen holds a BA in Anthropology from Yale and a MA in Journalism from NYU.
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Stories (24 archives)
In the likely absence of national leadership at the UN climate talks in Cancun, California is stepping forward to take the stage. This report is part of our ongoing Climate Watch Series. Reporter Gretchen Weber is in Cancun for the next two weeks. She'll be posting updates at CaliforniaReport.org/climatewatch.
Cities and states must carry the torch to cut carbon emissions and fight climate change. That's the message from Governor Schwarzenegger's third and final Governors' Global Climate Summit, which just concluded at UC Davis.
The San Joaquin Valley has some of the worst air quality in the nation. So bad, in fact, that it's facing $29 million in federal fines for exceeding ozone limits. Regulators are meeting Thursday to consider a proposal that would impose a new fee on drivers to offset the cost.
While the far North may seem a world away from California, scientists say changes there could very likely be affecting us here in the not too distant future. Climate Watch producer Gretchen Weber journeys to the Arctic Circle to investigate.
The state's air quality regulators are charging ahead with measures designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars. This report is part of our Climate Watch initiative.