Law and the Environment Foley Hoag LLP Dakota Access Must Shut Down. Is It a Harbinger?

by Seth Jaffe : lawandenvironment – excerpt I don’t like to speculate, so I won’t say that July 6, 2020, was the beginning of the end of fossil fuel infrastructure in the United States. I will say, with apologies to Judith Viorst, that it was a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day… First came … More Law and the Environment Foley Hoag LLP Dakota Access Must Shut Down. Is It a Harbinger?

International Doctors Start Residencies at U.S. Hospitals Amid COVID-19 Surge

By Joel Rose : kqed – excerpt Dr. Basim Ali graduated at the top of his medical school class in Pakistan and landed a residency at a renowned teaching hospital in Texas, where he’ll be on the front lines of one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the U.S. “There’s obviously some degree of anxiety … More International Doctors Start Residencies at U.S. Hospitals Amid COVID-19 Surge

Bribery, fraud and wildfire: How a PG&E contractor with a sketchy past made millions

By Scott Morris, Bay City News Foundation : sfexaminer– excerpt Utility hired a company with a history of illicit dumping to clean up after the Camp Fire It was a last-ditch effort to save a scofflaw business. For years, the owners of Bay Area Concrete Recycling had run an unlicensed dump in the city of … More Bribery, fraud and wildfire: How a PG&E contractor with a sketchy past made millions

Coronavirus mutation has taken over. Scientists don’t know why.

sfgate – excerpt When the first coronavirus cases in Chicago appeared in January, they bore the same genetic signatures as a germ that emerged in China weeks before. But as Egon Ozer, an infectious-disease specialist at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, examined the genetic structure of virus samples from local patients, he noticed … More Coronavirus mutation has taken over. Scientists don’t know why.

Like Poking a Beehive’: The Worrisome Link Between Deforestation And Disease

By Nathan Rott : npr – excerpt In 2013, an 18-month old boy got sick after playing near a hollow tree in his backyard, in a remote West African village. He developed a fever and started vomiting. His stool turned black. Two days later, he died. Two years and more than 11,000 deaths later, the … More Like Poking a Beehive’: The Worrisome Link Between Deforestation And Disease

SFPUC could be accepting PG&E’s nuclear energy

By Tim Redmond : 48hills – excerpt It’s free. It’s worth $1.4 million a year. But it’s by no means ‘clean energy’ — so why is CleanPowerSF considering it? The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is facing an unusual choice: PG&E wants to give the city’s clean-power agency $1.4 million worth of free power a … More SFPUC could be accepting PG&E’s nuclear energy

Squatter/Denser Plans for Lower Potrero Hill Site

socketsite – excerpt Plans to level the low slung commercial complex at 300 De Haro and develop a 13-story building at the corner of 16th Street appear to have been abandoned.  But a squatter set of plans for the odd shaped Lower Potrero Hill site have been drawn. While the 13-story structure was envisioned to yield … More Squatter/Denser Plans for Lower Potrero Hill Site

BayREN

bayren – excerpt The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is a collaboration of the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area. Led by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), BayREN provides regional-scale energy efficiency programs, services, and resources. BayREN is funded by utility ratepayer funds through the California Public Utilities Commission, … More BayREN