Day: September 14, 2019

California lawmakers defy Newsom, block Trump on environment

Gov. Gavin Newsom, in his first year, tried to avoid being pulled into California’s incessant and perilous fights over water. That didn’t work out.Before adjourning early Saturday morning, California lawmakers passed sweeping legislation, over Newsom’s objections, allowing the state to impose strict endangered species protections and water pumping restrictions for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.The…

The Hamptons Love Green Energy. But That Wind Farm?

The transmission line would go through an area where homeowners include the billionaire Ronald Lauder and Marci Klein, daughter of Calvin Klein.ImageMichael Hansen, who lives in the Wainscott neighborhood in East Hampton, N.Y., supports an offshore wind farm there. The wind farm’s transmission cable would be buried under the beach and roads.CreditCreditJohnny Milano for The…

Why Is It So Hard to Land on the Moon?

In an artist’s concept, the Indian lander Vikram nears the lunar surface. (Image: © ISRO) Space is hard. That was the takeaway on Sept. 7, when the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) lost contact with its Vikram lunar lander during an attempt to touch down at the moon’s south pole. India was poised to become the…