QUEST is an Emmy-Award winning multimedia series with a new focus on exploring the science of sustainability. Meet people across the country who are breaking new ground in science, technology and engineering to create a more sustainable future. Discover new stories about food, energy, water, climate and biodiversity at questscience. org.
QUEST Previous Broadcasts
Wineries and Global Warming /The Planet Hunters (Episode #116)
KQED 9: Wed, Dec 26, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
* Wineries and Global Warming - The Napa and Sonoma microclimates produce world famous wines, but what happens if the climate changes? Scientists are predicting that global warming could increase the number of super-hot days in the California wine region, interfering with the way grapes ripen. Local scientists and wineries are beginning to look at how to prepare.
* The Planet Hunters - Do other planets like Earth exist? To find out, a team of astronomers from the University of California is building a new telescope in the hills east of San Jose. Quest finds out how the team searches for planets and why it matters.
* The Great Switch-Out - Compared to traditional incandescent light bulbs, new compact fluorescent bulbs use at least two-thirds less energy and last up to 10 times longer. Many say that widespread use would produce major energy savings and reduce global warming emissions. But some people say their lighting is too harsh. Quest sheds some light on the bulb battle.
- KQED 9: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 -- 1:30 AM