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Some California farmers are ditching popular crops for less thirsty varieties

Instead of avocados and oranges, farmers are opting for pomegranates and... dragonfruit?

Are the youth of Seattle more afraid of an earthquake or climate change?

We talked to the nice people running around Capitol Hill Block Party and ask them what scared them more.

Terrified about That Earthquake? Here’s what to do about it

Kathryn Schulz felt bad about giving us all nightmares, so she provides some clarification and practical tips in a new essay.

Did slaves harvest the palm oil that went into your cookie?

A Wall Street Journal investigation finds egregious worker exploitation on a plantation in Malaysia that sells to big multinationals.

Warming waters are destroying your salmon burger

A changing climate is killing the sockeye salmon of the Columbia River.

Oklahoma just recorded 40 earthquakes in a week

Forget tornadoes: Thanks to fracking, Oklahoma is all about earthquakes now.

Soon You Might Actually Be Able to Tell How Much Added Sugar Is in Your Food

When the popular news quiz show Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! hosted the country's Surgeon General, Vicek Murthy, last weekend, he was confronted with the question: What's your one weakness? "Sweets," he answered, "I like bread puddingShow More Summary

NATO pledges 'strong solidarity' in Turkey's fight against terrorism

In a rare emergency meeting called by Turkey, NATO ambassadors proclaimed "strong solidarity" with Ankara in its strikes against Islamic State militants waging attacks from across the Syrian border.

Clinton won't take sides on Keystone but says it shouldn't be a litmus test

The controversial Keystone XL pipeline should not be the sole litmus test by which environmental advocates judge presidential candidates, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday.

Some meals worth stopping for in Italy on a summer road trip, Part 2

While we were in Modena, my wife maintained, we should try to visit Arnaldo Clinica Gastronomica, a restaurant in the nearby town of Rubiera we had enjoyed on our first trip to Italy 25 years ago.

Rewards to catch drone operators who flew above fires may be offered

San Bernardino County supervisors could approve $75,000 in rewards Tuesday for information leading to the arrests of drone operators who interfered with firefighting during three major blazes this summer.

What would a potential Olympic bid mean for L.A.?

Now that Boston has pulled the plug on its struggling campaign to play host to the 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles becomes the consensus favorite to step in as a last-minute replacement. A two-time host of the Games, this city has the experience and the top-flight sports venues to handle the world's...

Alec Baldwin, Ireland Baldwin mock 'rude, thoughtless little pig' voice mail

What a difference eight years makes! Alec Baldwin and Ireland Baldwin had some fun on Instagram on Monday mocking the infamous angry voicemail from him to her that surfaced in early 2007 during the "30 Rock" actor's custody dispute with Kim Basinger. As the father and his 19-year-old child cozy...

Iron-age arsonists’ leftovers hint at how Earth’s poles may flip

Magnetic deposits in char from ancient African villages reveal that Earth's magnetic field had weakened before without flipping

Pyrite power: Can we reinvent ‘fool’s gold’?

From solar power to mapping volcanic activity, a new account of pyrite argues we need to reinvent the mineral whose seductive glitter had us in thrall

Corporations, Clinton Take Lead In Climate Change Fight

13 major US corporations have pledged to invest in clean energy technology to fight climate change. Hillary Clinton also revealed a clean energy plan today Corporations, Clinton Take Lead In Climate Change Fight was originally posted on: PlanetSave. Show More Summary

More and bigger drilling-linked earthquakes rattle Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Several earthquakes shook Oklahoma on Monday as the state experiences a sharp increase in the frequency of tremors linked to wastewater disposal from gas and oil drilling, including from fracking, state and federal officials said.

Cold front brings rare July snow to Northern Rockies

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A freak July cold front brought snow to the Northern Rockies on Monday in a rare weather event that set record-low daytime temperatures across Idaho and could see overnight readings at or near freezing in parts of the region, meteorologists said.

Thousands of salmon die in hotter-than-usual Northwest rivers

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Unseasonably hot water has killed nearly half of the sockeye salmon migrating up the Columbia River through Oregon and Washington state, a wildlife official said on Monday.

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