Lauren Sommer is a science and environment reporter for KQED Public Radio in San Francisco, California.
Your Questions Answered About California’s Power Shut-Offs
Strong winds could damage power lines and spark deadly wildfires, so utility companies are shutting off power to millions of California residents.
California And The Federal Government Clash Over Environmental Rules (Again)
Trump Administration officials have pulled out of talks with California over fuel economy standards for cars.
As Trump Pushes Offshore Drilling, Local Lawmakers Push Back
How states like California could put up their own barriers to proposed drilling rules.
Has California’s Five-Year Drought Washed Away?
Predicting rain, snow, and water supply in the warming West.
A Somber Room of Climate Scientists
Science and environment reporter Lauren Sommer delivers the news from the American Geophysical Union meeting.
Amphibians Versus Fungus: Saving the Yellow-Legged Frog
What one frog’s fight against the deadly chytrid fungus could mean for the survival of imperiled amphibians around the globe.
Reservoir Rules, Killer Prairie Dogs, and Wine Weather
Rethinking the rules of running reservoirs, and will climate change help wine makers?
Stranded Sea Lions, Warming Lakes, and Floating Schools
Sea lions struggle to navigate after domoic acid exposure, and communities around the world try to innovate in the face of climate change.
Testing Ocean DNA, Americans Pass a Science Quiz, and Polar Bear Diets
KQED’s Lauren Sommer talks testing ocean DNA and other science news stories from this week.
El Niño Vs. the Blob, Yeast Painkillers, and a Butter Bummer
This week’s news roundup takes us to San Francisco, where Ira is joined by KQED science and environment reporter Lauren Sommer.