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.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?
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?