Millions of people visit the shoreline along San Francisco each year, and some of them may even brave the cold water to swim in the Bay or the Pacific Ocean. But potentially dangerous bacteria could be lurking in the water, including the dreaded E. coli. Read More
When the recent debate over hydraulic fracturing in California first got started, Gov. Jerry Brown made a statement that’s worth recalling: “California is the fourth-largest oil producing state and we want to continue that.” Fortunately, we have the resources and the technology to ensure we remain a leading energy producer. Read More
If you studied logic in high school, you probably learned about a style of argument called “reductio ad absurdum.”
Reduction arguments are persuasive because they simply accept all the premises of the opposing side, then draw absurd conclusions, demonstrating that the premises themselves must be flawed. Read More
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson visited a recycling facility in San Francisco this afternoon as part of a tour to promote President Obama's jobs plan and federal efforts to promote sustainability.
Jackson visited Recology's Recycle Central station at Pier 96 following Obama's speech last week on his plan to create more jobs. Read More
American Electric Power Chairman Michael Morris announced last week that his company would be forced to close five coal-fired power plants, spend an additional $8 billion refitting other plants, and lose 6,000 megawatts of its coal-generated capacity if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency follows through with its latest proposed regulation of coal power plants. That’s just fine with President Barack Obama and Lisa Jackson, his appointment as EPA administrator. Read More
Since 2005, anytime a new coal-fired power plant was proposed anywhere in the United States, a lawyer from the Sierra Club or an allied environmental group was assigned to stop it, by any bureaucratic or legal means necessary. And they succeeded. According to The Los Angeles Times, by 2008, the coalition claimed to have stopped construction of 65 power plants nationwide. Read More
“Leave us alone.” That’s what members of the Denver-based Western Energy Alliance, which represents over 400 independent oil and gas trade associations, told members of Congress this week as they came to Washington to seek relief from layers of bureaucratic red tape they say makes it “incredibly difficult” to extract energy resources from federal lands. Read More
A week of sunshine may come to an end today when what is expected to be mildly radioactive rain blankets the Bay Area.
The weatherman says there is at least a 60 percent chance of light showers, as well as isolated thunder, lightning and hail, especially during daylight — but the precipitation itself is not expected to be hazardous to your health. Read More
On Monday, representatives from community groups said government agencies colluded inappropriately with Lennar Corp. when investigating a cloud of asbestos kicked up in 2006 by contractors working on the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Read More