Failed rainy season gives 12M São Paulo residents a 'very critical' water crisis
In São Paulo, Brazil, 33-year-old computer engineer Camila Menezello Lucena was both thirsty and perspiring by the time she arrived home from work. Normally, she would have gulped down several glasses of water before taking a leisurely shower, but it was Tuesday and water was limited.
Democratic leader's pitch to make carbon tax part of broader reform meets some skepticism
SACRAMENTO -- California's Senate majority leader yesterday proposed a carbon tax for transportation fuel to replace part of the state's landmark cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases but immediately ran into opposition from fellow top Democrats and environmental groups.