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We Have Some Good News For You About the Koala That Was Burned in the Fire

After a series of devastating bushfires ripped through Australia earlier this month, volunteers across the world quickly came to the rescue with custom-knitted mittens for the burned paws of koalas (way too many volunteers, it turns out). Show More Summary

What Is At Stake For Hawaii In NextEra Energy – HECO Merger

, the holding company based in Juno Beach, FL, wants to buy all three of Hawaii’s electric utilities. One aspect of the acquisition that has not attracted much attention is the limited applicability of federal regulation to utilities in Hawaii. Except in a few minor instances, utilities in Hawaii are not regulated by the Federal […]

Want free public transportation? Here’s what would happen

The main goal of transportation that costs riders nothing — getting people out of their cars — can't be achieved by eliminating fares.

Can urban foraging actually feed poor people?

Urban foraging won't fill you up or provide miraculous cures, and you'll end up with lots of very bitter greens, but it could be the perfect solution for food deserts.

Huckabee could actually win the GOP presidential nomination. What would that mean for the climate?

The mainstream media isn’t paying attention to him, but the Evangelical base loves Mike Huckabee. Too bad he no longer loves the environment.

They click in the Twittersphere; what if they meet?

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Birmingham, England, a 'no-go zone'? The diverse city says go on!

The white-capped minarets of Birmingham Central Mosque tower high in the air.

'6 Certified' aims to shift how veterans are pictured on film, TV

A group dedicated to the entertainment industry's realistic representation of veterans is announcing on Friday a new seal of approval for portrayals of military men and women in films and television shows.

A New Approach To Airborne Laser Weapons?

The top brass in the U.S. Air Force wants to put laser weapons on ground-attack aircraft. Speaking at a conference in D.C. on Tuesday, Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold, the head of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command, said he wanted to explore the possibility of outfitting an AC-130 Ghostrider aircraft with laser weapons. What […]

Suge Knight suspected of running over two men with his truck in Compton

Notorious former rap music mogul Suge Knight is suspected of running two men over with his truck after an argument on a film set in Compton, authorities said.

NASA moves Vandenberg satellite launch to Saturday

NASA has again postponed the launch of a satellite on a mission to gather water data that will help forecast weather, track drought and monitor climate change.

Obama ignores Obama on climate change

Last week, he talked pretty in the State of the Union about fighting climate change. This week, he opened the door to lots more offshore oil drilling.

Fighting on over Pete Carroll

The Southland's Super Bowl debate began a week early, at a church casino night in Baldwin Park, around a blackjack table with worthless chips and priceless banter.

Ryan Palmer leads at Phoenix; Tiger Woods struggles

Tiger Woods helped attract a record, raucous crowd to the Phoenix Open on Thursday, the first big event in a week that concludes with the Super Bowl.

California’s Water Law Symposium–A Law Student Success Story

The 11th Annual Water Law Symposium was held last weekend at Golden Gate University Law School in San Francisco.  The event drew a standing-room-only crowd of water law scholars, practitioners and policymakers, who devoted the day to a thoughtful and lively examination of how California’s constitutional law doctrine of reasonable use affects all facets of […]

Sean Penn would marry again, discounts unions with Madonna, Robin Wright

Sean Penn, two-time Oscar winner and love interest of Charlize Theron, has seemingly re-evaluated his relationships with ex-wives Madonna and Robin Wright. Specifically, he's discounted the unions as the actions of a "less informed" man.

Cities sizzle with more heat waves, hotter nights

Temperatures on Earth are creeping upward, and nowhere are they being felt more intensely than in the cities where half of the planet's population resides, a new study suggests.

The dehumanizing of Iraqis is the main 'American Sniper' issue

The three-car caravan was headed to a funeral, everyone dressed in their Friday best. It was warm outside, as Baghdad often is in the fall, causing their crisp shirts to wilt and sweaters to itch. The men argued over who they'd pick for their soccer dream team, the kids played games on their...

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