| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Solar and wind farms scored a victory Friday when the Interior Department announced an extension of permits which allow renewable energy projects to accidentally kill or injure bald eagles without penalty.
Renewable energy companies will now be able...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:36 PM
WASHINGTON — On the heels of a fire season that burned more than 4,000 homes and killed 34 people across the country, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) on Tuesday called for a "saner approach" to preventing wildfires while budgets are strained as a...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:30 PM
"Symphony of the Soil" is a documentary on the advantages and the necessity of farming organically: without synthetic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge and genetically modified seeds. It's far from one of those propaganda films that...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Ethan Brown held up one of his ready-to-eat vegetarian chicken strips and peeled off stringy strands that mimicked the moist meat of the real thing.
"That's the beauty. That's absolutely everything," said Brown, founder of Beyond Meat, admiring the...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Janet Napolitano begins her new job as University of California president Monday, promising to "listen and learn" about the many issues facing the sprawling 10-campus university system.
Napolitano, who recently resigned as U.S. secretary of Homeland...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Sen. Jay D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee, is introducing a bill aimed at giving a boost to new digital video services that are trying to compete against established pay-television distributors.
| Oct 30, 2013
Re "Science has lost its way, costing all of us," Column, Oct. 27
As a retired research chemist, I agree with Michael Hiltzik's findings of duplicity and slipshod work in peer-reviewed papers. In that respect, his effort is on the mark. But the headline...
| Oct 3, 2013
It was entirely predictable. Even before the ashes have cooled on the 257,000-acre Rim fire in and around Yosemite this year, the timber industry and its allies in Congress were using the fire as an excuse for suspending environmental laws and expanding...
| Oct 5, 2013
California farmers raise vast quantities of wheat, but this most basic of foods has remained an industrial commodity, absent from farmers markets. That may be changing, however, since a passionate bread baker, Andrea Crawford of Kenter Canyon Farms,...
| Oct 10, 2013
Re "Beware the clear-cutters," Editorial, Oct. 4
Your editorial calls a bill in the House of Representatives to reduce the risk of forest fires a "flawed approach," but it then goes on to suggest that no policy changes are necessary to address the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:05 PM
A U.S. Department of Agriculture letter to Foster Farms highlights a series of food safety violations that may have led to the recent outbreak of salmonella that has sickened nearly 300 people across the nation.
Foster Farms was cited 12 times between...