Stories for February 22, 2011
Democratic Assemblywoman Nora Campos has a bill that would require the state’s Department of Public Health to set a standard for hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium six.
Construction replaced destruction at Lindbergh Field today as workers began installing steel girders for the Terminal 2 expansion project.
Only about 10 percent of Americans take in enough vitamin D each day to ward off breast cancer and other diseases, according to a study released Tuesday.
Two suspected drug dealers, who were allegedly caught by authorities unloading hundreds of bales of marijuana into a rental moving truck outside an Imperial Beach home, were scheduled to be arraigned today in downtown San Diego.
In this episode of NOVA scienceNOW, come face to face with social robots that understand human feelings, carry on conversations, even make jokes. Then travel to Haiti, where geologists investigate the 2010 earthquake not long after it struck for clues to how to better forecast future quakes. Afterwards, join engineers at General Motors who are testing tiny, two-wheeled cars called EN-Vs, which one day might drive themselves through city streets.
San Diego was one of two major housing markets that gained value in December when compared to prices a year ago.
This morning we discuss recent cases involving Zip Code information in credit card transactions; gay marriage standing and the religious employer exemption from Federal employment discrimination law.
Could the defeat of Proposition H force Chula Vista to cut city services? We'll discuss the strange afterlife of the failed ballot measure.
Legislation introduced in Sacramento would ensure that California ceases to be both a major supplier and consumer of shark fins through a ban on the possession, sale, trade, and distribution of fins. Hawaii has passed a similar ban. Oregon and Washington are also considering bans. Every year people kill up to 73 million sharks for shark fin soup, a practice considered wasteful and unsustainable. Some scientists say many shark populations have collapsed worldwide due to overfishing. We discuss the new legislation, the traditional Chinese shark fin soup and the status and importance of shark populations in the oceans.
If the violence and unrest in Libya continues, should the U.S. or other members of the international community get involved? We speak to KPBS Guest Military Blogger Beth Ford Roth about the possibility that the U.S. could step in to bring order to the country.
An effort to cure irritable bowel syndrome may have given us a drug that will cure baldness. There's already a move in the works to turn it into a marketable product.
Palomar Pomerado Health has unveiled a prototype of a mobile wireless system designed to help doctors make better decisions. The application provides real-time patient information to smart phones and wireless tablets.
Water is serious business in the City of San Diego. Still, the city doesn't have a comprehensive approach to handling its supply. But that could soon change.