FROM Richard Ambrose
New Artificial Kelp Reef Unveiled near San Onofre Nuclear Plant The nuclear power plants at San Onofre suck in and discharge 2.4 billion gallons of seawater every day. For decades, Southern California Edison claimed the environmental damage was minimal, but scientists proved the cooling system kills marine life, including garibaldi, the state fish, and shrinks the kelp forest. Since 1997, SCE has worked to compensate, and today it announced completion of the biggest artificial reef in the country. UCLA Professor Richard Ambrose, who's been studying the problem since the mid-80's, is a lead scientist on the project.
"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."
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?
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.