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Utilities can turn off power to reduce the risk that their equipment could spark wildfires during extreme weather events. Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images

Colorado is latest state to try turning off the electrical grid to prevent wildfires − a complex, technical operation pioneered in California

Turning off power is a last-ditch strategy for utilities to reduce the risk that their systems could spark wildfires. In most states, deciding whether to take that step is up to utilities.
The public needs to be consulted when developing legislation to regulate artificial intelligence. (Shutterstock)

The federal government’s proposed AI legislation misses the mark on protecting Canadians

The Canadian government’s proposed legislation to regulate artificial intelligence doesn’t address the government’s own applications. More oversight and consultations are needed to protect Canadians.
Juries render decisions on complex legal questions and could do the same as part of the regulatory process. image Source, via Getty Images

Would you sit on a jury to review government regulations? Citizen oversight panels could make this process more open and democratic

People love to hate bureaucracy, but regulatory agencies play key roles in modern society. Conservatives want to cut back their power, but a political scientist proposes a different option.
As more homes like these in Folsom, Calif., add solar power, electricity pricing becomes more complicated. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

California is wrestling with electricity prices – here’s how to design a system that covers the cost of fixing the grid while keeping prices fair

California is considering a controversial proposal for utilities to charge customers for electricity based partly on household income. Two scholars explain how this approach could benefit everyone.
A study of the Austrian slopes has found that forever chemicals in ski wax end up on the slopes, in soil and snow. Artur Didyk/Shutterstock

Forever chemicals in ski wax are being spread on snowy slopes

Synthetic chemicals found in ski wax have been found in the snow and soil on ski slopes and could pose a toxic threat to the environment.

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