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Changing Climate

In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 at 12:58 PM PST

2018 Was 4th Warmest Year on Earth

2018 Was 4th Warmest Year on Earth

While Earth was a tad cooler last year than the last couple of years, it still was the fourth warmest on record, a new analysis shows. With the partial U.S. government shutdown, federal agency calculations for...

Monday, Jan 21, 2019 at 10:04 AM PST

San Diego Airport Captures Rainwater to Prevent Pollution

San Diego Airport Captures Rainwater to Prevent Pollution

As rain continues in the county, the San Diego International Airport is doing its part to prevent pollution of the ocean and bay.

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 12:23 PM PST

US Orders Refuges to Staff for Hunters Despite Shutdown

US Orders Refuges to Staff for Hunters Despite Shutdown

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is directing dozens of wildlife refuges to return staffers to work to make sure hunters and others have access despite the government shutdown, according to an email obtained...

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 at 08:37 AM PST

Making Your Own Home-Cleaning Products? Some Pro Tips

Making Your Own Home-Cleaning Products? Some Pro Tips

To reduce waste and avoid unnecessary plastic bottles and chemicals — and to save money — many people are opting to make cleaning products from scratch at home. You can find an abundance of recipes for household...

Sunday, Jan 6, 2019 at 03:14 AM PST

National Parks Struggle to Stay Open, Safe During Shutdown

National Parks Struggle to Stay Open, Safe During Shutdown

Nonprofits, businesses and state governments nationwide are putting up money and volunteer hours in a battle to keep national parks safe and clean for visitors as the partial U.S. government shutdown lingers....

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 03:09 PM PST

Environmental Groups Threaten to Sue EPA Over Air Quality

Environmental Groups Threaten to Sue EPA Over Air Quality

A coalition of environmental groups filed a notice of intent to sue on Thursday, warning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency it must hold Utah and Arizona accountable for missing deadlines to submit...

Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 at 09:12 PM PST

Washington Could Be First State to Legalize Human Composting

Washington Could Be First State to Legalize Human Composting

When Americans die, most are buried or cremated. Washington could soon become the first state to allow another option: human composting. As NBC News reported, the push to allow composting of human remains...

Friday, Dec 28, 2018 at 09:23 AM PST

Signs Point to Voters Demanding Action on Climate Change

Signs Point to Voters Demanding Action on Climate Change

Going into the midterm elections, few candidates made the warming planet a keystone of their campaigns despite devastating fires and storms that scientists say have been worsened by carbon pollution. Climate...

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 at 05:40 PM PST

Talks Adopt 'Rulebook' to Put Paris Climate Deal Into Action

Talks Adopt 'Rulebook' to Put Paris Climate Deal Into Action

Almost 200 nations, including the world's top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States, have adopted a set of rules meant to breathe life into the 2015 Paris climate accord by setting out how...

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 at 03:11 PM PST

Warming at Poles Showing Up at Weird Times, Places

Warming at Poles Showing Up at Weird Times, Places

Scientists are seeing surprising melting in Earth's polar regions at times they don't expect, like winter, and in places they don't expect, like eastern Antarctica. New studies and reports issued this week at a...

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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.