| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The "train to nowhere" is beginning to look a bit more like a train to somewhere. Flush with $250 million this year and the promise of billions more from the state's cap-and-trade program, the California High Speed Rail Authority has proposed accelerating...
| Jul 13, 2014
The discovery of a tiny microbe inside a rabbit's gut wooed Jennifer Holmgren away from the company where she had worked for 23 years and into the arms of a little known startup, LanzaTech New Zealand Limited.
This wasn't just any microbe.
Inside a test...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Former Saucon Valley School Director Robert Osmun is best known for subduing the diabolical hypnotic dragon puppet, Pumsy.
Their epic struggle over a children's self-esteem program and Osmun's long history of wacky controversy landed both of them in...
| May 27, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Hyundai has upset Honda for the title of the Greenest Automaker in the United States, according to the latest ranking by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), an independent nonprofit organization.
The Korean automaker and its sister brand Kia have...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 2:08 PM
As a former resident of Bakersfield, I cringed when I read state Sen. Kevin de León’s comments about the decision to start building the bullet train in the Central Valley – a place he described as “the middle of nowhere” and just...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Economists should be bound by facts and reason. I simply can't embrace liberal positions on the minimum wage, climate change and gender discrimination, and call myself a scientist. Let's take them one by one:
The minimum wage: The Congressional Budget...
| May 24, 2014
The federal government has ratcheted down its estimates for oil production from the Monterey Shale twice in less than a year. This latest, dramatically lower estimate leaves no doubt that California needs to focus on developing and advancing clean fuels...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:35 AM
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy earlier this month announced plans to lower the carbon emissions from our antiquated coal-fired power plants 30 percent by 2030. Much of the justification for this has been focused on the need to...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:35 AM
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:40 PM
With only a few days left before the deadline, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders are negotiating a budget that would expand preschool opportunities for poor children and tap an environmental fund to help pay for the state's beleaguered bullet train...