FROM Deven Upadhyay
Metropolitan Water District Overwhelmed with Lawn Rebate Requests To conserve water, Governor Brown has declared war on lawns, and more homeowners have joined the battle than anybody expected. They may have mixed emotions, but they're ripping out grass and collecting the rebates. Deven Upadhyay is manger of the Water Resources Manage Group for the Metropolitan Water District , the water wholesaler for much of Southern California, which hands out the rebates.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."