We conclude our week long series on the Delta -- produced by our partners at California Public Radio Network -- by delving into the draft Bay Delta Conversation Plan, the controversial road map for the Delta's future as an ecological habitat and major source of water for the state of California.
As public health authorities urge people to safely dispose of old prescription drugs, Alameda County in Northern California has passed an ordinance requiring companies to pay for their disposal. But the big pharmaceutical companies are fighting such laws, saying taxpayers should foot the bill.
8/29/2013 8:16 AM
| Richard Harris
A study in the journal Nature could help explain why the Earth's average temperature hasn't increased during the past 15 years — despite a long-term trend of global warming.
The Earth's average temperature has risen by more than 1 degree Fahrenheit since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. But the temperature rise has not been moving in lock step with the rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide — mainly from burning fossil fuels — traps heat in the air.
8/22/2013 9:03 AM
| Larry Abramson
Sometimes you have to give up a little privacy in order to find out how much — or how little — privacy you really have. So I handed over the keys to my Gmail account to Cesar Hidalgo, a professor at the MIT Media Lab and the designer of a program called Immersion.