July 21, 2021

Energy

Commissioner Jim O’Connor Supports Children’s Health While Saving Energy

At the Arizona Corporation Commission’s July 13, 2021, Open Public Meeting, Commissioner Jim O’Connor successfully convinced three additional Commissioners to join his vote to support his proposal for Arizona Public Service Company (“APS”) to implement a new Energy Efficiency program which allows greater outside air to flow indoors to often-crowded school classrooms by upgrading their

Opinion

Opinion: Have You No Shame Asks the Healer in Chief

One of Joe Biden’s campaign promises was to heal the country after what he called the divisive four years of Donald Trump. This will go down on the list of broken campaign promises. You cannot be a healer when you refer to half the country as Racist, White Supremacist, Nazi Republicans every time you speak.

Food

For some craft beer drinkers, less can mean more

For years, the market was inundated with heavy IPAs. Now drinkers are starting to push back. Bruce Milton Miller/Fairfax Media via Getty Images   Colleen C. Myles, Texas State University My prepandemic summers were always packed with travel – trips to Europe for work and play, and, most recently, a road trip across the American

China

China Keeps Fooling Washington with Empty Climate Promises

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry met in Shanghai in April with China’s Climate Change Envoy Xie Zhenhua. Although China joined the U.S. in a joint statement committing to address climate change, it was evidently a fruitless meeting. Just one month later, Kerry told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that trusting China’s climate change promises would be

Wildfires

Monster wildfire tests years of forest management efforts

Ecologists in a vast region of wetlands and forest in remote Oregon have spent the past decade thinning young trees and using planned fires to try to restore the thick stands of ponderosa to a less fire-prone state. This week, the nation’s biggest burning wildfire provided them with an unexpected, real-world experiment. As the massive

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