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Monday, Jul 8, 2019 at 10:59 AM PDT

Alaska's Largest City Sets High-Temperature Record

Alaska's Largest City Sets High-Temperature Record

Alaskans who routinely pack knit caps and fleece jackets in summer on Friday were swapping them for sunscreen and parasols amid a prolonged heatwave. Residents of Anchorage and other south-central cities...

Monday, Jul 1, 2019 at 12:45 PM PDT

Floating Antarctic Ice Goes From Record High to Record Lows

Floating Antarctic Ice Goes From Record High to Record Lows

The amount of ice circling Antarctica is suddenly plunging from a record high to record lows, baffling scientists. Floating ice off the southern continent steadily increased from 1979 and hit a record high...

Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 04:07 PM PDT

Sacred Hawaiian Tree Species Threatened by Deadly Fungus; Tourists Can Help Save It

Sacred Hawaiian Tree Species Threatened by Deadly Fungus; Tourists Can Help Save It

A deadly fungus threatens one of Hawaii’s most beloved and important species, the ʻōhiʻa tree, and those believed responsible for introducing the threat to the tree in the first place are now being asked to help...

Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 10:35 AM PDT

UN Chief Warns Paris Climate Goals Still Not Enough

UN Chief Warns Paris Climate Goals Still Not Enough

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver...

Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 at 05:08 PM PDT

Jet Stream Blasting Europe With Heat Could Be 'New Normal'

Jet Stream Blasting Europe With Heat Could Be 'New Normal'

An oppressive heat wave baked Western Europe this week, setting record high temperatures in France, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. In India, a severe drought has choked water supplies in the city of...

Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 at 03:28 PM PDT

Oregon Republican Senators End Walkout Over Carbon Bill

Oregon Republican Senators End Walkout Over Carbon Bill

Republican lawmakers returned to the Oregon Senate on Saturday, ending an acrimonious nine-day walkout over a carbon emissions bill that would have been the second such legislation in the nation. The boycott...

Friday, Jun 28, 2019 at 11:38 PM PDT

40 Tons of Fishing Nets Retrieved in Pacific Ocean Cleanup

40 Tons of Fishing Nets Retrieved in Pacific Ocean Cleanup

In a mission to clean up trash floating in the ocean, environmentalists pulled 40 tons (36 metric tons) of abandoned fishing nets this month from an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Mariners on a...

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 08:27 AM PDT

AI Can Help Lessen Dangers of Climate Change, Industry Leaders Say

AI Can Help Lessen Dangers of Climate Change, Industry Leaders Say

Almost everyone agrees that humans caused climate change, and now some scientists and business leaders say it will take superhumans to help fix it. A study co-written by leading academics and business...

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 at 02:07 PM PDT

Smoke From US Wildfires Boosting Health Risk for Millions

Smoke From US Wildfires Boosting Health Risk for Millions

Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike...

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 at 12:22 PM PDT

Climate Activists Dress as Pikachu and Rally Outside of Japanese Embassy in Manila

Climate Activists Dress as Pikachu and Rally Outside of Japanese Embassy in Manila

Filipino activists from the climate-change group 350.org dressed as Pikachu, the famous Japanese cartoon character, to call on the Japanese government to stop financing coal projects as the country prepares...

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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