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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:07 AM PDT

Carbon Dioxide Reaches Levels Not Seen in 3 Million Years

Carbon Dioxide Reaches Levels Not Seen in 3 Million Years

This weekend, Earth's atmosphere had a concentration of carbon dioxide last seen more than 3 million years ago, before humans had evolved, NBC News reported. The greenhouse gas was detected at 415 parts per...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 04:32 AM PDT

Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

For sale: waterfront property with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Waves erode beach regularly. Flooding gets worse every year. Saltwater damage to lawn. Asking price: anyone's guess. Some research...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 03:47 PM PDT

NYC Mayor Holds Green New Deal Rally in Trump Tower's Lobby

NYC Mayor Holds Green New Deal Rally in Trump Tower's Lobby

Mayor Bill de Blasio scheduled a rally Monday morning at President Donald Trump’s doorsteps — right in the lobby of Trump Tower — to promote the city's Green New Deal which aims to make the city carbon-neutral...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:08 AM PDT

UN: Plastic Waste Pact Approved With US Among Few Holdouts

UN: Plastic Waste Pact Approved With US Among Few Holdouts

Almost every country in the world has agreed on a legally binding framework for reducing polluting plastic waste, with the United States a notable exception, United Nations environmental officials said...

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 03:27 PM PDT

Rancho Peñasquitos Neighbors Upset Large Bee Colony Was Killed

Rancho Peñasquitos Neighbors Upset Large Bee Colony Was Killed

A man in Rancho Peñasquitos said he is heartbroken after he tried to get a bee colony removed and ended up finding the insects dead.

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1st of 5 Women to Testify at Ex-NFL Player's Rape Trial
1st of 5 Women to Testify at Ex-NFL Player's Rape Trial

Prosecutors plan to call the first of five women to testify Tuesday at the rape trial of former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr., whose accusers include a 54-year-old who got a ride from him hitchhiking and a...

New Helmet Concept May Save the Game of Football
New Helmet Concept May Save the Game of Football

Motivated by personal tragedy and working for free, a neurologist in Northern California believes his new helmet concept could help save the game of football.

'God Is Real': Billionaire's Gift Wipes Compton Grad's $150K Student Debt
'God Is Real': Billionaire's Gift Wipes Compton Grad's $150K Student Debt

A Southern California was about to leave college Sunday and enter the real world carrying $150,000 in student loan debt when the billionaire commencement speaker at his graduation made a stunning announcement:...

2 Westview HS Teachers Weren't Fired Despite Inappropriate Texts with Students
2 Westview HS Teachers Weren't Fired Despite Inappropriate Texts with Students

An investigation by NBC 7’s media partner, Voice of San Diego, shows that teacher-student communication via texting and social media are often at the root of incidents of teacher misconduct.

Gusty Winds Remain Despite Brief Break From Showers
Gusty Winds Remain Despite Brief Break From Showers

A brief break from the rain is expected Tuesday before a cold front brings another bout of showers to the region but gusty winds will still be a factor, forecasters said.