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Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 at 08:24 AM PDT

California’s Largest Recycling Business Closes, 750 Laid Off

California’s Largest Recycling Business Closes, 750 Laid Off

California’s largest operator of recycling redemption centers shut down Monday and laid off 750 employees. RePlanet closed all 284 of its centers, and company president David Lawrence said the decision was...

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 at 07:38 PM PDT

The Secret to Shark Sightings Might Just Be Blowing in the Wind

The Secret to Shark Sightings Might Just Be Blowing in the Wind

A forecast of "partly cloudy with a chance of sharks" might actually one day be useful for beachgoers, if a meteorologist's theory connecting shark sightings with wind speed holds true. So far, the data...

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 10:14 AM PDT

Endangered List Sought for Delaware Firefly With Double-Green Flash

Endangered List Sought for Delaware Firefly With Double-Green Flash

Peering through the darkness under the faint light of a peach-colored moon, wildlife biologist Jason Davis spots a telltale green flash in the bushes. Quick as a flash himself, Davis arcs a long-handled mesh...

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 06:26 AM PDT

Europe Heat Wave Linked to Man-Made Global Warming: Study

Europe Heat Wave Linked to Man-Made Global Warming: Study

The heat wave that smashed temperature records in Western Europe last month was made more likely and intensified by man-made climate change, according to a study published Friday. The rapid study by a respected...

Monday, Jul 29, 2019 at 12:21 PM PDT

Sailing to America: Teen to Bring Her Climate Activism to US

Sailing to America: Teen to Bring Her Climate Activism to US

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said...

Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 at 04:05 AM PDT

Study: Airplane Contrails Are Adding to Climate Change

Study: Airplane Contrails Are Adding to Climate Change

Despite conspiracy theories about so-called chemtrails, there’s no evidence that the white plumes seen trailing from high-flying airplanes are part of a secret government program to spray toxic chemicals into...

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 10:57 AM PDT

Wind Turbines Above the Linc Disappeared. What Happened?

Wind Turbines Above the Linc Disappeared. What Happened?

The large wind turbines twirled for nearly a decade above Lincoln Financial Field, where the Philadelphia Eagles play home games. Now, they're gone, having disappeared in the last couple months.

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 01:57 PM PDT

Why Wildfires are Appearing at Unprecedented Rates in the Arctic

Why Wildfires are Appearing at Unprecedented Rates in the Arctic

Throughout June and July, hundreds of wildfires have flared across the Arctic Circle in Alaska, Siberia and Greenland, sending clouds of harmful carbon dioxide emissions into the air. Fires are common in the...

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 10:05 AM PDT

Air Pollution Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke, Researcher Finds

Air Pollution Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke, Researcher Finds

Breathing in air pollutants such as particulate matter (PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) increase your risk of developing cardiovascular illnesses such as atherosclerosis, a new study suggests. Researchers...

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 02:55 PM PDT

The Heat Goes on: June Toastiest on Record — July May Follow

The Heat Goes on: June Toastiest on Record — July May Follow

The heat goes on: Earth sizzled to its hottest June on record as the climate keeps going to extremes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday announced that June averaged 60.6 degrees (15.9...

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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