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  • Skepticism on power companies well-earned [Editorial]

    Skepticism on power companies well-earned [Editorial]
    Like it or not, a new generation of electric meters is on its way to Harford County. BGE has called the new devices smart meters, a name that appears to have been coined to capitalize on the popularity of smart phones, even as that tactic appears to...
  • Edison again says customers should help pay for San Onofre

    SACRAMENTO -- For the second time in two months, Southern California Edison Co. has put advertisements in local papers to make the case that customers should help pay for the closing and cleanup of the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Ratepayer advocates...
  • 'Night Moves' marks Kelly Reichardt's take on action-thriller

     'Night Moves' marks Kelly Reichardt's take on action-thriller
    Kelly Reichardt calls it "a thriller with a small t." Her newest film, "Night Moves," has its North American premiere Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival following its world premiere a little over a week ago at the Venice Film Festival....
  • Film Review: 'The Fake'

    If Yeon Sang-ho's "The King of Pigs" served as a brutal reminder that feature-length animation can be an ideal medium for harsh social critique, the Korean helmer is at it again with "The Fake," a ferocious, unsubtle indictment of organized religion in...
  • Old Hydroelectric Mill Speaks To The Preservation Of Killingworth's Past

    Old Hydroelectric Mill Speaks To The Preservation Of Killingworth's Past
    "We have no plans for it and we don't know what to do with it." Those words were spoken by Stanley Bates, a planner for the state parks and forests nearly 37 years ago shortly after Oscar Swenson sold the "old Forster powerhouse" and 40 acres surrounding...
  • In Rim fire's aftermath, a new worry emerges: water

    In Rim fire's aftermath, a new worry emerges: water
    GROVELAND, Calif. — As autumn turns to winter and rain falls over the charred landscape left behind by the Rim fire, forest rangers and emergency planners have a new worry: water. Over 90% of the blaze burned in the Tuolumne River watershed, where...
  • Walking through feeder pipe

     
    March 1976: Workman walks through water feeder pipe during construction of Castaic Hydroelectric Power Plant....
  • Letters: College students vs. fossil fuels

    Re "For students, fossil fuels become an issue of conscience," Aug. 26 Congratulations to the students of San Francisco State University who persuaded the trustees of their college to divest from fossil fuel companies. However, this article has an...
  • Venice Film Review: 'Night Moves'

    One of the most sharp-eyed and politically attuned filmmakers of her generation, Kelly Reichardt blends her lucid observational approach with a topical-thriller format to engrossing effect in "Night Moves." Perfectly consistent with the director's earlier...
  • Sediment behind dams creates greenhouse gas 'hot spots,' study finds

    Sediment behind dams creates greenhouse gas 'hot spots,' study finds
    Hydroelectric dams may be known as a relatively clean and low-cost energy source, but a new study says that the sediment trapped behind them makes them hot spots for greenhouse gas emissions. A team of European scientists found that methane, which is...
  • Laos to begin building hotly debated Xayaburi dam this week

     
    Laos plans to start building a dam on the Mekong River this week over the objections of Cambodia and Vietnam downstream, a step that neighboring countries fear could imperil fish and cripple rice fields. The Xayaburi dam is expected to reap profits for...