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Chemicals firm SQM asks Chile to block Albemarle lithium project

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean chemicals group SQM said on Thursday it has asked local authorities to block U.S. lithium producer Albemarle Corp from expanding production in the South American nation for environmental reasons.

Are you ready for goldfish sushi?

Escaped pets make up one of the most profitable fisheries in Lake Erie.

North Pacific’s sea slug invasion linked to mystery ocean blob

A mass northern migration of colourful nudibranchs could signal the start of a decade-long climate shift across North America

The Rolling Stones want Donald Trump to stop using their songs at his campaign rallies

Bernie Sanders' fundraising is plummeting just when he needs it most May 5 2016, 7:07 AM Some Republicans start accepting Donald Trump as their candidate while the Democratic candidates stay focused on the California primary. Bernie Sanders' powerful fundraising machine is slipping heading into...

In Europe, there's a sense that Trump could actually win

Bernie Sanders' fundraising is plummeting just when he needs it most May 5 2016, 7:07 AM Some Republicans start accepting Donald Trump as their candidate while the Democratic candidates stay focused on the California primary. Bernie Sanders' powerful fundraising machine is slipping heading into...

Time Inc. to offer a streaming video service based on its magazines

Time Inc. is using the resources from its magazine titles to create a new streaming video service. Called the People/Entertainment Weekly Network, the service will feature long-form pop culture, lifestyle and human interest series and specials along with live event coverage. The company, which...

Republican senator: This race needs a candidate who acts like an adult

Bernie Sanders' fundraising is plummeting just when he needs it most May 5 2016, 7:07 AM Some Republicans start accepting Donald Trump as their candidate while the Democratic candidates stay focused on the California primary. Bernie Sanders' powerful fundraising machine is slipping heading into...

El Niño rains added fuel to California's upcoming fire season, experts say

As he drove east of Fresno to the next Wildfire Awareness Week event in Kern County on Wednesday, Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott turned his gaze toward the browning landscape. “I’m looking at grass that’s 2 feet tall easily, and it’s already dead,” Pimlott said. Meanwhile, far away in the southern...

Boys' basketball: Allan Ellis is hired as head coach at Burroughs

Allan Ellis, a Crespi graduate who has been an assistant basketball coach, has been hired as the head coach at Burbank Burroughs. Ellis, 32, has served as an assistant at Westlake, Chaminade and Royal. He was the JV coach at Westlake the last two seasons. For the latest on high school sports, follow ...

In landmark step, feds will regulate e-cigarettes; sales to minors banned

Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multibillion-dollar industry attempting to position itself as an alternative to traditional cigarettes.  The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday...

Q&A: Kaskade's L.A. takeover makes history and brings EDM to the L.A. Convention Center

A few years ago, Kaskade made history when he became the first EDM artist to land a Las Vegas residency, and then to headline — and sell out — Staples Center. Now the 45-year-old DJ (a.k.a. Ryan Raddon) will add another first to his list when on Saturday he becomes the only musician to play a full...

In Benin, a new stove turns rice waste into clean fuel

COTONOU, Benin (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Naman Abibate's business is hard to miss. A towering pile of neatly arranged logs, collected by her husband from a forest near their village home, sits at the side of the busy Cotonou-to-Niger highway, north of Benin.

Africa's Great Green Wall could halt youth migration, extremism: experts

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A project to plant a wall of trees stretching across Africa aims not only to halt desertification, but also to improve food security, create jobs, and offer young people an alternative to migration and extremism, environmental experts said on Thursday.

Some still resist, but many Republicans come to terms with their new reality: It's Trump

With Kasich and Cruz out, the California GOP primary turns moot May 5 2016, 4:04 AM Some Republicans start accepting Donald Trump as their candidate while the Democratic candidates stay focused on the California primary. Bernie Sanders is losing his powerful fundraising heading into California...

With Kasich and Cruz out, the California GOP primary turns moot

With Kasich and Cruz out, the California GOP primary turns moot May 5 2016, 4:04 AM Some Republicans start accepting Donald Trump as their candidate while the Democratic candidates stay focused on the California primary. Bernie Sanders is losing his powerful fundraising heading into California...

Overnight, California Republicans lose the promise of a competitive primary and high turnout

With Kasich and Cruz out, the California GOP primary turns moot May 5 2016, 4:04 AM Some Republicans start accepting Donald Trump as their candidate while the Democratic candidates stay focused on the California primary. Bernie Sanders is losing his powerful fundraising heading into California...

We can't slow L.A.'s growing homeless crisis unless we know why it's happening

Ayear after a jarring 12% increase in homelessness in Los Angeles County delivered an emergency wake-up call to city and county officials — and an even greater rise in the number of people living in tents and other encampments made the problem visible to Angelenos on a daily basis — new figures...

Woman found alive after six days in collapsed Nairobi building

A woman has been found alive after six days in a collapsed building and rescuers are working to free her, a Kenyan government official said Thursday. Rescuers are creating room to release the woman, who is speaking to medics waiting to treat her, said Pius Masai, head of the National Disaster Management...

At a North Korea farm, is there more than meets the eye -- or less?

It looked like a farm: Cabbages were growing in neat rows in the dirt. Cucumber vines stretched to the ceiling in a spotless greenhouse, with an orange tractor parked out front. And it smelled, faintly, like a farm. But in North Korea, master of the Potemkin everything, what looks like a duck and...

Does recycling glass do more harm than good?

Advice maven Umbra Fisk has a message (in a bottle) for beach-combers.

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