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CA tech geniuses: Global warming strategy a flop
The smartest climate scientists at Google's Silicon Valley research labs have now joined one of the most brilliant Microsoft techies in concluding that the conventional wisdom about how to fight global warming can't succeed. John Seiler and George Will, among others, don't buy climate change conv...
Good news: Lantern brings Internet to everybody
Some good news. A new pocket-sized, solar-powered device, Lantern, brings the Internet to everybody -- including the poorest people who have no local Internet. Lantern brings down satellite signals to your computer or smart phone, then lets you communicate with the world. So people living in som...
CA GOP eyes special state Senate election
Aside from preventing Democrats from again nabbing two-thirds supermajorities in the California Legislature, the Nov. 4 national GOP electoral wave did little to change the political dynamic here. With two years to go before the 2016 elections, Golden State Republicans have gained an opportunity -...
Biggest solar farm eclipsed
Solar was supposed to be the key "renewable energy" powering California away from dirty old fossil fuels and into the Radiant Future. A 2011 law Gov. Jerry Brown signed mandated 33 percent renewable energy by 2020, now just a little over five years way. He actually said when signing the law, "I didn...
Federal drought bill dead in water until 2015
  Better and wetter luck next year, California. On Thursday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., put the kibosh on passing a federal water bill dealing with California’s drought during the lame-duck session. She wrote in a statement: “Over the past several weeks I have been working clos...
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