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Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 at 10:47 PM PDT

NASA Climate Scientist Behind 'OMG' Study Moonlights as Comedian

NASA Climate Scientist Behind 'OMG' Study Moonlights as Comedian

Climate change can be a difficult topic to explain and understand, but one NASA scientist has found a funny way to talk about the issue. Josh Willis is a climate scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory....

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 09:16 PM PDT

Temple Grad Sentenced for 'Biggest Green Scam' in History

Temple Grad Sentenced for 'Biggest Green Scam' in History

One of three people, including two Temple University graduates, behind what is believed to be the biggest scam involving clean energy in American history was sentenced Friday in Philadelphia federal court. Ama...

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 08:42 AM PDT

Environmental Groups to Sue Shell Over Climate Change

Environmental Groups to Sue Shell Over Climate Change

Climate activists delivered a court summons Friday to oil company Shell in a court case aimed at forcing it to do more to rein in carbon emissions. Friends of the Earth Netherlands, one of the groups involved...

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 01:07 PM PDT

How Cherry Blossoms Are Impacted by Climate Change

How Cherry Blossoms Are Impacted by Climate Change

The iconic cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. are impacted by climate change. Their peak blooms have shifted five days earlier over the past century.

Monday, Apr 1, 2019 at 09:12 AM PDT

Al Roker Travels to the Arctic for Firsthand Look at Climate Change

Al Roker Travels to the Arctic for Firsthand Look at Climate Change

What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic. And scientists studying global warming are trying to learn why, TODAY reports. That’s why Al Roker headed to Utqiagvik, Alaska, considered ground zero for...

Monday, Apr 1, 2019 at 10:25 AM PDT

It’s Not You. Allergy Seasons Are Getting Longer and Worse

It’s Not You. Allergy Seasons Are Getting Longer and Worse

If it feels like the annual allergy season is getting longer and worse, it’s because it is. Climate researchers say rising temperatures and higher concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are...

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 10:58 PM PDT

Cities Around the World Turn Off Lights to Mark Earth Hour

Cities Around the World Turn Off Lights to Mark Earth Hour

Cities around the world marked Earth Hour on Saturday by turning off lights at 8:30 p.m. local time in a call for global action on climate change. Earth Hour, spearheaded by the World Wildlife Fund, calls...

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 07:29 PM PDT

Judge Restores Obama-Era Drilling Ban in Arctic

Judge Restores Obama-Era Drilling Ban in Arctic

President Donald Trump exceeded his authority when he reversed bans on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic Ocean and dozens of canyons in the Atlantic Ocean, a U.S. judge said in a ruling that restored...

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 03:22 PM PDT

New York Poised to Become 3rd State to Ban Plastic Bags

New York Poised to Become 3rd State to Ban Plastic Bags

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and fellow Democrats who control the Legislature reached a deal Friday to make New York the third state with a ban on single-use plastic grocery bags as they worked to finalize budget...

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 at 06:52 PM PDT

US Sues California, Says Water Policy Violates Law

US Sues California, Says Water Policy Violates Law

The federal government sued California on Thursday over a water policy it said violates the state's environmental protection law. The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit in Sacramento federal court to block a...

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