Last week marked the 25th anniversary of the devastating East Bay Hills (or Tunnel) Fire. The blistering firestorm reached 2,000 degrees and was hot enough to boil asphalt, melt bronze and turn houses to ash almost instantly. What had seemed like an easy-to-handle grass fire at first quickly overwhelmed Read More … Source:: Newsfix – … Continue reading Lessons From the East Bay Hills Fire, 25 Years Later →
For a long time, Daniel Au Valencia got the message that she was wrong, wrong, wrong. She stood wrong. She talked wrong. She looked at people wrong. “There’s a lot of shame around autism,” she says. “There’s a lot of being told you look weird.” Valencia, 22, often taps her feet Read More … Source:: … Continue reading Can Ecstasy Help Relieve Social Anxiety Epidemic Among Autistic People? →
Some critics of California’s Delta water tunnel project say allowing flooding to occur again in the San Joaquin Valley is a better alternative to the costly and controversial water infrastructure plan.
Refinery operator Phillips 66 is rejecting a finding by the Coast Guard that a marine terminal at its Rodeo facility played a role in an oil spill in San Pablo Bay last month. The Coast Guard announced late Thursday that it has completed its investigation into two oil sheens that appeared Read More … Source:: … Continue reading Refinery, Shipping Firm Dispute Finding They’re Responsible for Oil Spill →
Publicly traded water utilities may have investors wary, while agricultural land with water rights is looking hot. But smart water investors also have to grapple with the risk to their reputations if they’re seen profiting from the scarcity of a vital resource.
We all know that texting while driving is perilous and answering a phone during a face to face conversation is rude. Many of us now understand that screen time before bed inhibits sleep. And, as we recently reported, we only think we can multitask, when in Read More … Source:: Future of You – tagged … Continue reading ‘Help! My Phone Is Ruining My Life’ — 8 Tips for the Addicted →
Twenty five years ago Wednesday, a small, mostly-extinguished grassfire was stoked by a hot, dry wind, that ignited a firestorm in the Oakland and Berkeley hills killing 25 people and destroying more than 3,400 homes. In this hour Forum invites listeners to share their memories from the fire and its Read More … Source:: Forum … Continue reading Reflecting on the Oakland Hills Firestorm 25 Years Later →
A first of its kind study of the ecological health of Mt. Tamalpais finds that while birds are thriving, Coho salmon, steelhead trout and some frog species are struggling. We’ll discuss the study, which also looked at the the impact of sudden oak death, invasive species, fires and floods. Read More … Source:: Forum – … Continue reading Report: Mt. Tam Overall Health Stable, Fish Populations ‘Dangerously Small’ →
This year marks an anniversary that in all probability flew under your radar: The iPSC is 10-years-old. Great! you say. What’s that, some sort of mobile fantasy sports league? Nooo. Would you guess induced pluripotent stem cells? They’re the product of a revolution in stem cell research that helped stem the controversy Read More … … Continue reading What Stem Cell Researchers Talk About When They Talk About Ethics →