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Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 06:00 PM PDT

Bolsonaro to Send Army to Fight Huge Fires in the Amazon

Bolsonaro to Send Army to Fight Huge Fires in the Amazon

Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil's Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to...

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 01:47 PM PDT

The Causes and Risks of the Amazon Fires

The Causes and Risks of the Amazon Fires

Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region. The world's largest rainforest is often called the "lungs of the earth."

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 04:45 AM PDT

Global Worry Over Amazon Rainforest Fires Escalates

Global Worry Over Amazon Rainforest Fires Escalates

Amid global concern about raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil's government complained Thursday that it is being targeted in smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 01:27 PM PDT

Giraffes Move Closer to Endangered Species Protection

Giraffes Move Closer to Endangered Species Protection

Nations around the world moved Thursday to protect giraffes as an endangered species for the first time, drawing praise from conservationists and scowls from some sub-Saharan African nations. Thursday's vote by...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 03:01 PM PDT

Bernie Sanders' $16T Climate Plan Builds on Green New Deal

Bernie Sanders' $16T Climate Plan Builds on Green New Deal

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a $16.3 trillion climate plan on Thursday before touring a Northern California town ravaged by wildfire, declaring the setting a "wake-up call for our...

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 05:46 PM PDT

Toy Company Hasbro Is Saying Goodbye To Plastic

Toy Company Hasbro Is Saying Goodbye To Plastic

Hasbro said Tuesday that all its packaging for new products will be mostly plastic free by the end of 2022.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 06:12 PM PDT

UN: Don't Worry About Drinking Microplastics in Water

UN: Don't Worry About Drinking Microplastics in Water

The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don't appear to be risky, but that research has been spotty and more is needed into their effects on the environment and...

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 05:40 PM PDT

Environmentalists Sue Over Endangered Species Act Rollbacks

Environmentalists Sue Over Endangered Species Act Rollbacks

Seven environmental and animal protection groups teamed up to file the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's rollback of the Endangered Species Act. The environmental law nonprofit Earthjustice...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 07:13 AM PDT

Bolsonaro Suggests NGOs Setting Amazon Fires, Gives No Proof

Bolsonaro Suggests NGOs Setting Amazon Fires, Gives No Proof

Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could...

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 10:13 AM PDT

Actor Javier Bardem Urges UN Delegates to Protect Oceans

Actor Javier Bardem Urges UN Delegates to Protect Oceans

Spanish actor and environmental activist Javier Bardem said Monday "we are all villains" for playing "deaf and blind" and not caring about the world's oceans, which are under more pressure than at any time in...

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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