FROM Shelly Sullivan
State Blueprint To Fight Global Warming Meets Wide Approval California is the first state make plans to combat global warming with comprehensive reduction of greenhouse gases. It won’t be easy. The first step was Assembly Bill 32 , which drew international news coverage when it was passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Schwarzenegger two years ago. It requires a 25% cut in emissions—back to 1990 levels—by 2020. Today, the Air Resources Board is unveiling proposals for implementation, and every sector of the economy would be affected.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
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?
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
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.