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Finalizing a Rousey-Carano bout is 'complicated,' says UFC's White

Former MMA superstar Gina Carano was supposed to sign a contract last week to come out of retirement and fight UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey later this year. UFC President Dana White all but guaranteed it.

IBM’s Watson supercomputer helps out the USAA

by Jamie Hinks Big data supercomputing is going to be put its powers to good use helping former military personnel using the USAA website. Read more about IBM’s Watson supercomputer helps out the USAA

U.S. Coal Exports Eroding Domestic Greenhouse Gains

Continuing rise in U.S. exports of coal work against domestic reductions in CO2 emissions.

New report expounds on old problem: lack of diversity in green groups

According to the report, “the dominant culture of the organizations is alienating to ethnic minorities, the poor, the LGBTQ community, and others outside the mainstream.”

Rand Paul Recalibrates His Environmental Views

As part of his effort to broaden his support for the next Presidential race, Rand Paul has been soft-peddling his ideological positions. This is true in the environmental area as well. When Rand Paul was running for the Senate, his position on environmental issues was way out of the mainstream, as I blogged at the time. […]

Ask Umbra: What’s that stuff dripping out of my neighbor’s air conditioner?

A reader wonders about the constant drip from upstairs. Umbra offers a few drops of wisdom.

What is climate change doing to our mental health?

Watching the ocean inch up to your doorstep can be pretty stressful. Researchers are studying the ways climate change can undermine our well-being, and how we can bounce back.

Hungry hungry humans: The science (and art) of feeding ourselves

The planet may be jammed with people, but there's an awful lot of food out there. The big question: How can we grow it sustainably and distribute it equitably, too?

Scientific American raises the methane issue: coal vs. natural gas?

Opponents of natural gas fracking on environmental grounds (groundwater pollution, seismicity, and socioeconomic disruption, to name a few) have a much stronger argument against the practice since the publication of two methane studies in scientific journals and a lay summary in Scientific American last week. Show More Summary

FCC should help reach deal to end Dodgers TV standoff, lawmakers say

A group of Southern California lawmakers want the Federal Communications Commission to broker a deal to end the bitter standoff between Time Warner Cable and other pay-TV providers over distribution of SportsNet LA, the new channel that is home to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Angels relievers don't crack in 2-1 win over Tigers

Both the Tigers and the Angels added arms to their bullpens. Both entered the late innings of Sunday’s game with one run. This would would be decided by the relievers.

These young people are pioneering Appalachia’s post-coal economy

The Appalachian Transition Fellows are young people who will spend this year building diverse job opportunities in the coal-country counties that need them most.

General Permits and the Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

Author’s Note:  The following post is co-authored by Eric Biber and J.B. Ruhl, the David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair of Law and the Co-Director of the Energy, Environment, and Land Use Program at Vanderbilt Law School. It is also cross-posted at Reg Blog.  Reg Blog, supported by the U Penn Program on Regulation is an […]

Clayton Kershaw two-hits Giants, puts Dodgers back in first

On Sunday morning the Dodgers will wake to find life is good, very good. The next morning, who knows? But for now, very good indeed.

Cardsharp's arrest in Pennsylvania is victory for Nevada gaming board

For 15 years Jubreal Chahine has lurked at the illicit edges of the gambling tables, a habitual casino cheat who made his living by an opportunistic sleight-of-hand that landed him top ranking on the Nevada Gaming Control Board's "most-wanted" list.

Drug courts, meant to aid addicts, now a battlefield of pot politics

Attorney David West can't pinpoint precisely when he started to sour on the rapid expansion of drug courts — but the karate episode stands out.

Two teens sentenced in Portland swastika attack case

The night before a 16-year-old Oregon boy was attacked by other teenagers -- he was beaten, shot with a BB gun and had a swastika carved into his forehead -- his tormentors "wrote down ideas on how to torture the victim," according to court documents.

Minnesota's Kevin Love won't play for USA Basketball at World Cup

Thanks to continued uncertainty about what NBA jersey Kevin Love will wear next, the Minnesota Timberwolves star has informed Team USA he won’t be wearing theirs this summer.

For actor Patrick Dempsey, racing cars is nearly a full-time job

Actor Patrick Dempsey has no plans to leave his leading role on the television series "Grey's Anatomy," but Dempsey's commitment to racing cars only keeps growing.

Former WWE champion Daniel Bryan catches suspected burglar

Former WWE heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan is not a man you want to face in the ring.

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