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Friday, Aug 30, 2019 at 12:17 AM PDT

Australia Lowers Great Barrier Reef Outlook to 'Very Poor'

Australia Lowers Great Barrier Reef Outlook to 'Very Poor'

The government agency that manages Australia's Great Barrier Reef has downgraded its outlook for the corals' condition from "poor" to "very poor" due to warming oceans. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 12:22 PM PDT

Brazil Bans Most Burning for 60 Days to Curb Amazon Fires

Brazil Bans Most Burning for 60 Days to Curb Amazon Fires

Brazil on Thursday banned most legal fires for land-clearing for 60 days in an attempt to stop the burning that has devastated parts of the Amazon region. The decree prohibiting the fires was signed by...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 02:15 PM PDT

Trump Admin. to Roll Back Rules for Methane, a Major Heat-Trapping Gas

Trump Admin. to Roll Back Rules for Methane, a Major Heat-Trapping Gas

The Trump administration moved Thursday to revoke Obama-era regulations on climate-changing methane leaks from oil facilities, a proposal that environmental advocates said would renounce key federal legal...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 at 02:13 PM PDT

Sharks to Saiga, Nations Up Support for Endangered Wildlife

Sharks to Saiga, Nations Up Support for Endangered Wildlife

From towering giraffes to bottom-feeding sharks and many species in between, endangered species got new protections under an agreement finalized Wednesday by most of the world's countries at a conference on...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 at 12:54 PM PDT

Why Is the Amazon on Fire?

Why Is the Amazon on Fire?

Tens of thousands of fires are raging through the world's largest rainforest. Global leaders and environmentalists are calling for answers.

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 at 09:02 PM PDT

Vast Fires Sweep Across Bolivia as Well as Brazil

Vast Fires Sweep Across Bolivia as Well as Brazil

While global attention has been focused on fires burning across the Brazilian Amazon, neighboring Bolivia is battling its own vast blazes, which have charred an area nearly as extensive as the nation of...

Monday, Aug 26, 2019 at 11:26 PM PDT

Brazilian Firefighters Toil in Amazon Region Hazy With Smoke

Brazilian Firefighters Toil in Amazon Region Hazy With Smoke

Equipped with hoses connected to rubber backpacks, Brazilian firefighters in the Amazon on Monday raced in a truck along dirt roads toward plumes of smoke after a spotter in a military helicopter directed...

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 09:43 PM PDT

Brazil's Bolsonaro Causes Global Outrage Over Amazon Fires

Brazil's Bolsonaro Causes Global Outrage Over Amazon Fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has insulted adversaries and allies, disparaged women, blacks and homosexuals, and even praised his country's 1964-1985 dictatorship. Yet nothing has rallied more anger at home...

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 05:25 PM PDT

G-7 Leaders Vow to Help Brazil Fight Fires, Repair Damage

G-7 Leaders Vow to Help Brazil Fight Fires, Repair Damage

Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the...

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 07:17 AM PDT

Extinction Bites: Countries Agree to Protect Sharks and Rays

Extinction Bites: Countries Agree to Protect Sharks and Rays

Countries have agreed to protect more than a dozen shark species at risk of extinction, in a move aimed at conserving some of the ocean's most awe-inspiring creatures who have themselves become prey to...

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Mother of Tierrasanta Toddler Found Dead in Car Arrested
Mother of Tierrasanta Toddler Found Dead in Car Arrested

The mother of a toddler found dead inside a car in Tierrasanta in early August was taken into custody Thursday and booked at Las Colinas Detention Facility on child cruelty charges, the San Diego Police...

3-Minute Video, 911 Call Detail Poway Synagogue Shooting
3-Minute Video, 911 Call Detail Poway Synagogue Shooting

Surveillance video from a Poway synagogue was shown in court Thursday depicting the moment a gunman charged into the place of worship with an assault rifle and opened fire before congregants chased him away.

Gunman Tells 911 Dispatchers 'I Just Shot Up A Synagogue'
Gunman Tells 911 Dispatchers 'I Just Shot Up A Synagogue'

Moments after the suspected gunman opened fire on a Poway synagogue in April, he called 911 to report his attack.

Hit-and-Run Suspect with Toddler In Car Hits Border Patrol SUV
Hit-and-Run Suspect with Toddler In Car Hits Border Patrol SUV

A woman who damaged a U.S. Border Patrol SUV and other civilian vehicles in a hit-and-run was arrested on the shoulder of State Route 905 Thursday, and a child riding in her back seat was hospitalized.

2nd Day of MSNBC’s Climate Forum Coincides With Global Protests
2nd Day of MSNBC’s Climate Forum Coincides With Global Protests

Presidential candidates will take the stage for a second day Friday to detail their plans for fighting climate change as part of a televised forum hosted by MSNBC. Meanwhile, global climate protests were also...

#OnFriar Podcast: Lamenting an Awful Road Trip
#OnFriar Podcast: Lamenting an Awful Road Trip

The Padres went 1-6 on the road so we try to come up with reasons to keep watching them