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Alberta addresses battered environmental reputation with climate plan

CALGARY (Reuters) - The Canadian province of Alberta, holder of the world's third-largest oil reserves, has proposed a new climate change plan that will give efficient oil-producing companies room to grow while cutting carbon emissions, experts and stakeholders said on Monday.

On the CW's January schedule: 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' and a vampire shuffle

The CW has revealed its January schedule, including a return date for Season 3 of “The 100,” as well as the debut of the latest DC Comics television adaptation, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” The network also announced it would be moving its vampire-friendly fare to Friday nights, airing “The Vampire...

Winter storm may boost California snowpack but impede holiday travel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A winter storm could bring up to 18 inches of snow to California's Sierra Nevada mountains this week, forecasters said, bolstering the state's drought-diminished snowpack but prompting warnings of possible hazards for holiday travelers.

Colorful, classic car culture

Photographer Javier Guillen is extremely proud of his hometown of East Los Angeles. Also an avid Instagrammer, he loves "capturing images that best represent" his neighborhood. On Nov. 15 at the commmunity Harvest Festival, which Guillen says brings together different generations of people to enjoy...

In detail: The cars of the 2015 L.A. Auto Show

From old favorites to far-out concepts, the vehicles on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show represent the cutting edge of the automotive industry. Whether you attend or not, you can still see all the emblems, grills and details of your favorite cars right here.

Canada PM Trudeau faces split at national climate change summit

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday met the country's provinces to hammer out a national climate change strategy, but two major players signaled they had reservations about the idea.

Oil-rich Alberta is getting serious about climate action, just in time for Paris talks

The province of Alberta, aka the Texas of Canada, will impose a carbon tax, phase out coal power, and curb emissions from tar-sands operations.

Forget psychadelics. If you wanna get weird, check out this bioart

Turning genetic technology into a creative medium could help the public see controversial science in a whole new light.

Sylvester Stallone is back as Rocky Balboa - but this time he's in a fight with mortality

Ryan Coogler, the director of the new "Rocky" spinoff film "Creed," wasn't even born when "Rocky" came out in 1976. For that matter, he wasn't born when "Rocky II," "Rocky III" or "Rocky IV" came out either. Still, for as long as he can remember, Sylvester Stallone's perennial-underdog boxer Rocky...

Ebola reappears in Liberia, leaving the question: Why?

Ebola, the virus that killed more than 4,800 people in Liberia since the outbreak began in December 2013, is back after the West African country was twice declared free of the disease. And no one is sure why. After a 15-year-old boy recently contracted the virus, his father and brother also tested...

Earthquake in southwestern Mexico shakes capital, forces evacuations

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A moderate but shallow earthquake in southwestern Mexico on Monday was felt in Mexico City, where it shook buildings and forced offices to be evacuated.

U.S. government agencies to slash greenhouse gas emissions 41.8 percent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. federal agencies will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations to 41.8 percent below 2008 levels by 2025, the White House announced on Monday.

Why aren’t more farmers turning poop into power?

Methane digesters are making economic as well as environmental sense in Vietnam. They could do so everywhere -- here's how.

Petco pet supplies chain sold for $4.6 billion

The private-equity owners of Petco Animal Supplies have reached a $4.6 billion deal to sell the retailer to CVC Capital Partners and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, Petco officials announced Monday. "We are very excited to partner with CVC and CPPIB to further drive our strategic goal...

New concept store Reservoir a source for sophisticated L.A. style

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, a new boutique has opened on Robertson Boulevard marrying East and West Coast style. Reservoir is the concept of New York City transplants Aliza Neidich and Alissa Jacob, and features a well-edited mix of clothing, accessories and home goods with an...

K+S faces output curbs amid lack of waste water approval

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's K+S could face production restrictions as authorities are withholding approval of its request for the continued discharge of waste water from processing potash.

Police arrest man accused of shooting Tulane medical student

New Orleans police say they've arrested a man accused of shooting a medical student who stopped an apparent kidnapping. Police spokesman Tyler Gamble says in a brief news release that police and federal marshals arrested 21-year-old Euric Cain of New Orleans at a house late Monday morning. He was...

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