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 →
I’ll admit it. I even take my phone with me to fire off a few texts when I go to the restroom. Or I’ll scroll through my email when I leave the office for lunch. My eyes are often glued to my phone from the moment I wake up, but Read More … Source:: Future … Continue reading Your Devices Are Probably Eroding Your Productivity. Here’s Why. →
When doctors want to help untangle confusing and sometimes contradictory findings in the scientific literature, they often turn to specially crafted summary studies. These are considered the gold standard for evidence. But one of the leading advocates for this practice is now raising alarm about them, because they are increasingly Read More … Source:: State … Continue reading Reviews of Medical Studies May be Tainted by Funders’ Influence →