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Telenovela as live theater: 'Destiny of Desire' is a zany, funny delight

Playwright Karen Zacarías was tired of the way so many dramas written by Latino authors were dismissively compared to telenovelas. Her response was to write a play that celebrates, sends up and politically examines the steamy, coincidence-ridden, histrionic television genre that’s so beloved throughout...

Weather interrupts search for 74-year-old hiker missing from 4-day trip in Kings Canyon

Snow and high winds briefly stalled search efforts for a 74-year-old Manhattan Beach man who didn’t return last week from a four-day backpacking trip in the wilderness of Inyo County. Rescue crews were forced to suspend their search for Robert “Bob” Woodie after powerful winds, rain, lightning...

Dear God, is Oil a Blessing or a Curse?

Originally published on By calling on Oklahomans to pray for oil, Governor Mary Fallin has stretched the limits of my patience and perhaps a little bit of my better judgment. Governor Fallin would have us all believe that it’s been a really tough year for the oil industry. Show More Summary

A wave of deals pushes stocks higher; tech shares jump

U.S. stocks rose Monday as investors were cheered by a spate of corporate dealmaking over the weekend. Technology companies made the biggest gains. But investors were doubtful that the biggest deal, AT&T's agreement to buy Time Warner, will happen. Companies announced almost $100 billion in deals...

Panasonic and Schneider Electric Partner on Wireless Building Management

With just one interface, a building management system designed in a Panasonic/ Schneider Electric collaboration has the potential to deliver real-time data to reduce energy consumption and drive savings Panasonic and Schneider Electric Partner on Wireless Building Management was originally posted on: PlanetSave. Show More Summary

Two men convicted of murder in shooting of 19-year-old over gang colors

Two gang members were convicted Monday in the shooting death of Tavin Price, a 19-year-old who was killed in front of his mother in the parking lot of a Hyde Park car wash last year. The jury deliberated for less than three hours before finding Kanasho Shadrick Johns, 29, and Kevin Deon Johnson,...

Researcher: It Appears That The Entire Coast Off Washington, Oregon, & California Is A Giant Methane Seep

In an example of how little is actually known about what goes on in the world’s oceans, researchers recently discovered 500 “new” (newly discovered, that is) methane vents off the west coast of the US. “It appears that the entire coast...Show More Summary

What’s The Future Of California’s High Speed Rail System?

California’s high speed rail system has been moving at a low speed since voters approved a bond issue to launch it in 2008. That ballot measure authorized a bullet train from San Francisco to Los Angeles and eventually Anaheim, at speeds of 220 miles per hour and stops in Central Valley cities like Fresno and […]

October Surprises: A Month of Major Advances in Climate Policy

As the campaign seems to get more and more awful, I thought you might like to hear some good news. Behind the tumult of the campaign, there has been real progress in addressing climate change in the U.S. and around the world.  In particular, there were four major advances just this month. The first is that […]

The pope’s call for climate action backfired in conservative America.

Right-leaning Americans were less concerned about climate change after hearing the pope's message, according to a new survey.

The Clinton campaign considered proposing a carbon tax.

According to WikiLeaks, Hillary Clinton's advisors discussed a greenhouse gas "pollution fee."

At least state debates pay attention to climate change. Oh, wait.

Only 21.4 percent of debates in hotly contested state races included a question on climate change.

There’s hope for you yet, coffee fiends.

The devil's beans may be less susceptible to climate change than we'd thought.

Dakota Access pipeline opponents occupy land, citing 1851 treaty

(Reuters) - Native American protesters on Monday occupied privately owned land in North Dakota in the path of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline, claiming they were the land's rightful owners under an 1851 treaty with the U.S. government.

Enterprise's Seaway Crude pipeline system shut after Cushing, Oklahoma spill

(Reuters) - A leak late on Sunday prompted Enterprise Products Partners to shut its Seaway Crude Pipeline system, the largest conduit for moving oil from the major storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma to Gulf coast refineries.

Chevron sees big profits in California despite regulations

RICHMOND, Calif. (Reuters) - The land of liberal politics, electric cars and strict pollution controls might seem like an odd place to drop $1 billion into a 115-year-old oil refinery.

EU official urges VW to do more for European customers affected by Dieselgate

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union consumer champion Vera Jourova has sought to ramp up pressure on Volkswagen to compensate European owners of diesel vehicles rigged to cheat pollution controls and asked it for guarantees that its technical fix will work.

Britain to have warmer than usual November-January: The Weather Company

(Reuters) - Slightly above-normal temperatures are expected across Britain and western Europe from November to January, the Weather Company said on Monday.

South Africa maize farmers seen planting larger area this season: Reuters poll

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African farmers intend to plant 25 percent more hectares of maize this season in the hope that decent rainfall will ease the hardship caused by last year's scorching drought, a Reuters' poll showed on Monday.

Solarwatt to tap into German power battery market: innovation chief

FRECHEN, Germany (Reuters) - Solarwatt, a German company making home storage batteries to harness rooftop solar power, expects to double market share amid rapid growth and consolidation in the young industry next year, its innovation chief said.

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