FROM Eric Holthaus
Drinking Our Waste Water Desalination could be one answer to our drinking water problems here in California. But recycling and purifying our wastewater could be a much better and cheaper solution. The problem is the “ick factor”: People don’t like the idea of drinking something that used to be sewage.
UN 'Climate Change' Report Says Entire Planet Being Affected More than 110 governments across the globe have now agreed that climate change already threatens the systems that support human existence, and that global action must be taken immediately. That's the latest report of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Eric Holthaus is a meteorologist who writes for Future Tense on Slate.com.
California congressmen clash over Russian meddling Two California congressmen are at the center of the investigation into possible ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. Republican Devin Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, is a Central Valley dairy farmer. His Democratic counterpart is Adam Schiff, a Los Angeles former prosecutor.
LA County social workers on trial, and reforms to juvenile justice Four former LA County social workers will go to trial on child abuse and other charges in the death of an 8-year-old boy. Also, two California state senators introduced new legislation that would end incarceration for kids under 12 and ban life sentences without parole for those under 18.
Twists and turns on Capitol Hill What’s the political fallout over the GOP health care bill? The investigation into Russia’s ties to the Trump campaign also took another twist today. And, will Democrats filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch?