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No, climate scientists have not been “altering” temperature data. Sorry, deniers.

New research confirms that scientists are using solid techniques to calibrate their data.

La Nina expected in next months for the first time since 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Even as the El Nino weather phenomenon continues to impact global temperatures and crops, its counterpart La Nina is increasingly expected to emerge in the coming months for the first time in four years.

Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS manages to make it even harder to find the dark money in U.S. politics

If you know nothing else about a candidate except that he or she is backed by the Koch brothers or George Soros, it's often enough to help you make an informed decision about how you want to vote. Unfortunately, this week it became clear that finding out which plutocrats, corporations and interest...

Solar City stock, already down more than 60% this year, continues to dive

SolarCity Corp.'s stock has lost more than 60% of its value since the start of the year, and shares continued to dive Thursday, two days after the Northern California solar company reported disappointing fourth-quarter results. Shares of the San Mateo firm were down $1.39, or more than 7%, to $17.24...

Hey US science teachers, leave those climate myths alone

Large numbers of children in the US are being misinformed about climate change in science classes. We owe them the facts, says Michael Mann

Here’s what climate scientists and activists would ask at the next presidential debate

Mark Ruffalo, Michael Mann, Bill McKibben, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others weigh in with smart questions.

Tim Flannery: Hey, Padres fans, it's your fault

Tim Flannery, a longtime coach for the San Diego Padres and then the San Francisco Giants, plays in a band. Its name: Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe, a nod to the tag former Giants General Manager Brian Sabean once famously used to describe his critics among the fan base. That, of course,...

Video shows road rage attack on freeway near Glendale

A road rage incident over the weekend on the 134 freeway culminated in both cars stopping and one driver attacking the other as a witness recorded the whole thing on his camera, the California Highway Patrol said. The incident occurred about 3 p.m. Saturday and was posted on YouTube. The California...

Starling murmuration

This series of photos, taken in January, shows a murmuration of starlings near the city of Rahat, in Israel's Negev desert. (Photographs by Menahem Kahana / AFP/Getty Images)

If you dig bluegrass, you’ll love our latest Pickathon session

Billy Strings and Don Julin perform "No More Paper Logs" at the 2015 Pickathon festival.

Is Paris deal in trouble now key US carbon cuts are on hold?

A surprise court ruling halting key US plans to cut carbon emissions will throw vital efforts to ratchet up climate ambitions into disarray, says Michael Le Page

World's most polluted city, Delhi, plans new limits on car use

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Delhi government plans another round of tough measures to restrict the use of private cars and clean up toxic air in the Indian metropolis, the world's most polluted city.From April 15, for two weeks, cars will...Show More Summary

California Coastal Commissioners Fire Executive Director Charles Lester

Following months of public controversy and a marathon 10 1/2 hour hearing Wednesday in Morro Bay, a closely-divided California Coastal Commission voted to fire its Executive Director, Charles Lester.  The Commission vote to remove Lester was 7-5. Lester, who as Executive Director has led the Commission staff for the past 4 1/2 years, is the […]

Pilot, sheriff's deputy killed in Tulare County plane crash

A Tulare County sheriff's deputy and a pilot who worked for the Sheriff's Department were killed Wednesday when their plane crashed into a mountain in the San Joaquin Valley, authorities said. The single-engine plane, which the Sheriff's Department purchased in 2011, crashed about 4:15 p.m. about...

Lakers reach the All-Star break on another low after 120-111 loss to the Cavaliers

It's time for the All-Star break. The Lakers obviously need it. Kobe Bryant's last trip here didn't produce many memories in a 120-111 loss Wednesday to the Cleveland Cavaliers. It didn't seem like a fair fight with Kyrie Irving scoring 35 points and LeBron James adding 29 for the Cavaliers while...

Boys' basketball: Alemany wraps up Mission League title behind Shacquille Dawkins

There must be a little reward for loyalty. If so, Shacquille Dawkins of Alemany has earned one. A four-year starter, Dawkins has saved his best for last. He had 29 points, five assists and five steals in helping the Warriors defeat St. Francis, 88-59, on Wednesday night. Alemany (21-6, 11-1) won...

Australian cuts to climate change research may hit drive into Asia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Funding and job cuts at Australia's climate change research body could undermine the country's goal of dominating the Asian premium food market by placing farmers at a disadvantage to U.S. and European competitors...

Did the Supreme Court just undercut the Paris climate agreement?

When the court put a hold on Obama's Clean Power Plan, it made it look less likely that the U.S. will meet its Paris promises.

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