| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:53 PM
Recent years have not been kind to the California Public Utilities Commission.
Two high-profile disasters—the 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion, which killed eight, and the shutdown last year of the San Onofre nuclear power plant—have...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Don't expect to see lush fields of marijuana growing in Florida, the state's agriculture chief said Wednesday, even if the state's voters authorize medical marijuana in November.
"This is not a boon for Florida agriculture," Agriculture Commissioner...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:06 AM
Chicago-based Exelon Corp. said Thursday on a conference call following its quarterly earnings results that it will shut down nuclear plants to save money if it doesn't see a path to steady profits this year.
The company’s large fleet of nuclear...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:57 AM
In a just world, all the people who have piled on to the federal government for blowing the launch of healthcare.gov would take a look at the UPS Christmas Day screwup and swallow hard.
But it's not a just world, so the lesson of how the nation's...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:53 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — Buz Marthaler felt the once-proud aerial predator fall limp in his arms, and the veteran animal caretaker knew he was facing a mystery unlike any in his career.
Bald eagles are dying in Utah — 20 in the last few weeks...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 4:31 PM
After coping with the June shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power plant near San Clemente, the fallout from a fatal 2010 explosion of a natural gas pipeline in the Bay Area and a batch of consumer protection issues, the state's Public Utilities...
| Dec 31, 2013
The world is rightly worried about Iran's uranium enrichment program. Iran claims this technology is for producing fuel for nuclear power plants, but it could be quickly shifted to making nuclear bomb material. Unfortunately, some in Congress, in their...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 8:22 PM
WASHINGTON — Although California is home to some of the nation's biggest drone manufacturers, the state was passed over Monday when the federal government picked six sites across the nation for testing the use of robotic aircraft in U.S. airspace....
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:59 PM
The osprey swooped down to the surface of the water in the Florida Everglades to snatch a large fish, and then flapped its strong wings to regain altitude.
That was not what impressed my wife and me the most. In flight, the bird used its talons to twist...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Tough as scrap iron but blessed with a stubbornly tender heart, "Selfish Giant" is a haunting new work from writer-director Clio Barnard that bends the 1888 Oscar Wilde fairy tale "The Selfish Giant" into an entirely new shape. It works on its own, with...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:12 AM
Wealthy Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner struggled Thursday to explain his shifting statements about Illinois’ minimum wage, maintaining he never said he supported cutting the state’s $8.25 per hour minimum wage by $1, even though he...