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Earthquake Preparedness: How Retrofitting Makes a Difference

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Geologists say major earthquakes happen on the Hayward fault every 140 years on average. The last time was 1868, so we are one year overdue. This story from KQED's Quest series shows how scientists and community members are working to prepare for what may be the next big one.

 

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Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack

The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).

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"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area

KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.

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