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Changing Climate

In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 07:17 AM PDT

Supersized Solar Farms Sprout Around the World

Supersized Solar Farms Sprout Around the World

Power utilities around the world are supersizing their solar farms, with a collection of more than 5 million photovoltaic panels in southern Egypt set to be globe's largest, NBC News reported. The $4 billion...

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 05:28 AM PDT

Daimler to Stop Selling Electric Smart Cars in US, Canada

Daimler to Stop Selling Electric Smart Cars in US, Canada

German automaker Daimler will stop selling its all-electric Smart EQ fortwo cars in the United States and Canada, according to a company spokesman. The company will stop selling Smart in the two countries...

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 06:34 PM PDT

Beto O'Rourke Unveils Climate Plan With Yosemite as Backdrop

Beto O'Rourke Unveils Climate Plan With Yosemite as Backdrop

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday announced his first major policy initiative, a $5 trillion plan to combat climate change that he says will keep the Earth from sliding past the point of...

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 06:04 AM PDT

Skin Cancer Risks Remain High as Earth's Ozone Faces New Threats

Skin Cancer Risks Remain High as Earth's Ozone Faces New Threats

Exposure to UVB radiation from the sun causes non-melanoma skin cancer and is linked to increased risk of melanoma development, according to the National Cancer Institute. People with fair skin or who are...

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 04:05 AM PDT

How Climate Change Could Muck Up the Chesapeake's Recovery

How Climate Change Could Muck Up the Chesapeake's Recovery

Due to climate change, storms will likely hit the Chesapeake Bay watershed more often and drop more rain and snow, a serious danger to go with rising seas and rising temperatures. The increased precipitation...

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 04:24 PM PDT

Major Emperor Penguin Breeding Ground Gone Barren Since 2016

Major Emperor Penguin Breeding Ground Gone Barren Since 2016

For the past three years, virtually nothing has hatched at Antarctica's second biggest breeding grounds for emperor penguins and the start of this year is looking just as bleak, a new study found. Usually...

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 at 05:11 AM PDT

How Countries Around the World Are Dealing With Climate Change

How Countries Around the World Are Dealing With Climate Change

From trading recyclable items for transportation passes to requiring all public buses be electric, countries are thinking of creative ways to reduce carbon emissions. Climate change continues to threaten...

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 at 05:40 PM PDT

What to Expect for DC's Future Climate as the Earth Warms

What to Expect for DC's Future Climate as the Earth Warms

With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reporting that March 2019 was the second warmest March on record, the reality of climate change is difficult to dispute. But even more concrete are the...

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 at 05:47 PM PDT

Children Release 13,000 Ladybugs on Earth Day

Children Release 13,000 Ladybugs on Earth Day

Children in North County learned about nature and the ecosystem on Earth Day in a unique way.

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 at 03:13 PM PDT

Calif. Earth Day Protesters Scale Universal Studios Globe

Calif. Earth Day Protesters Scale Universal Studios Globe

A pair of protesters scaled the globe at Universal Studios in Los Angeles on Monday, waving green flags to call attention on Earth Day to a "climate emergency." The two apparently had affixed themselves to...

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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.