“I meet with shareholders and they say ‘we would like you to move really quickly into renewables.’ I say, ‘we can do that, would you like us to cut the dividend?’ They go, ‘no, no, don’t do that.’ We’ve got to find the right balance and pace here.” … [Read more...] about BP CEO warns of pitfalls of moving too fast on climate change
If so, he’s running out of time. Hallowe’en is tomorrow! (Yessss. We’re already pre-distressing our fishnets.) Still, McCain has lately been making a fuss over a video from an Obama fund-raiser earlier this year, in which the Democratic presidential candidate praises and appears alongside Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi. Khalidi teaches classes on Arab Studies and has been accused of being a former spokesman for the PLO, a charge he denies. McCain has compared Khalidi’s pro-Palestine views to “neo-Nazism,” and has attacked the Los Angeles Times for bias because they withheld the video. (The Times said it did so per their agreement with a source, and published a detail account of what was on the video.) … [Read more...] about Is McCain Trying to Make Rashid Khalidi Into an October Surprise?
The five states with the highest percentage of "A" hospitals this spring are Hawaii, Idaho, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Virginia Ten states have hospitals with "F" grades are California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey and New York Leapfrog says you shouldn't refuse emergency care because of a bad safety grade. They're meant to be used as a guide for planned events and a research tool for potential emergencies. … [Read more...] about Hospital Safety: Did Saddleback Memorial Hospital Make The Grade?
Green was handcuffed and placed in the front passenger seat of a cruiser while officers waited for a drug recognition expert, police said. Owen got into the driver's seat and fired a short time later. Authorities are investigating what preceded the shooting. … [Read more...] about Officer charged with murder of handcuffed man
The ravenous beetles feed off nutrients found in bark, along the way releasing pheromones that attract swarms of fellow insects, according to experts. When enough beetles lay their eggs, reproducing in even greater masses, the trees become deprived of necessary nutrients. … [Read more...] about California’s new normal: How the climate crisis is fueling wildfires and changing life in the Golden State