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Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 09:22 AM PDT

Senate Shuns Green New Deal Amid Claims of Bad Faith

Senate Shuns Green New Deal Amid Claims of Bad Faith

The Senate turned away from the Green New Deal on Tuesday as both parties shunned an opportunity to debate a comprehensive climate change plan offered by Democrats. Republicans in the GOP-controlled Senate...

Monday, Mar 25, 2019 at 12:45 PM PDT

Key Melting Greenland Glacier Is Growing Again — For Now

Key Melting Greenland Glacier Is Growing Again — For Now

A major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again, a new NASA study finds. Around 2012, the Jakobshavn glacier was retreating about 1.8 miles (3...

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 10:24 AM PDT

Rescue of the At-Risk Vaquita Porpoise

Rescue of the At-Risk Vaquita Porpoise

For the first time in four years, fishermen are back on the water in the Upper Gulf of California fishing inside the vaquita marina sanctuary, the only place in the world where the smallest marine mammal can be...

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 at 12:47 PM PDT

Planet Savior Or Horror Show? Green New Deal Inflames Debate

Planet Savior Or Horror Show? Green New Deal Inflames Debate

To Democratic supporters, the Green New Deal is a touchstone, a call to arms to combat climate change with the full measure of the nation's resources and technological might. "A mission to save all of creation,"...

Friday, Mar 22, 2019 at 03:50 AM PDT

Midwest Floods Expose Threat to Military Posed by Climate Change

Midwest Floods Expose Threat to Military Posed by Climate Change

The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive...

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 12:54 PM PDT

US Judge Blocks Oil, Gas Drilling Over Climate Change

US Judge Blocks Oil, Gas Drilling Over Climate Change

A judge blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles (1,295 sq. kilometers) in Wyoming and said the federal government must consider the cumulative climate change impact of leasing broad swaths of...

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 07:33 AM PDT

Hawaii Considers Nation's 1st Statewide Ban on Plastics in Restaurants

Hawaii Considers Nation's 1st Statewide Ban on Plastics in Restaurants

Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean. Dozens of cities nationwide have banned plastic foam...

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 07:28 AM PDT

Analysis: Heat Is Setting Records Twice as Often as Cold

Analysis: Heat Is Setting Records Twice as Often as Cold

Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold, a new Associated Press data analysis shows. The AP looked at 424...

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 03:08 PM PDT

NYC Students Join Global Strike for Climate Change

NYC Students Join Global Strike for Climate Change

Middle and high school students joined a global strike in more than 100 countries to call on lawmakers to acknowledge climate change on March 15. Students gathered at Columbia University for a rally organized by...

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 01:25 PM PDT
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By Nina Lin

Students Strike for Climate Change in Over 100 Countries

Students from Australia to the United States coordinated "school strikes" to...View gallery

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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

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'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.