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Californians back new policies to fight climate change, poll says

Californians are concerned about the effects of climate change and support new steps to address the problem, according to a poll released Wednesday night by the Public Policy Institute of California.

Gerard Depardieu banned from Ukraine for five years, apparently over Crimea comments

Gerard Depardieu left France for Russia, but he won't be leaving Russia for Ukraine any time soon -- because that former Soviet nation won't let him in.

Dodgers have deals in place to acquire Mat Latos, Alex Wood, four other players

Mike Bolsinger awoke Wednesday as the Dodgers' fourth starter. In the morning, reports trickled out about the Dodgers trading for Mat Latos of the Miami Marlins, which would have made Bolsinger the fifth starter.

Dodgers rally to remain in first another day, downing Athletics, 10-7

Things were getting a little nervous there for the Dodgers, what with their falling behind 6-3 to the Oakland Athletics and in danger of losing their division lead for the first time since May 29.

Big oil slick off Santa Barbara County coast sparks new concerns

That greasy luster returned once again to the waters off Santa Barbara County.

Leading climate scientist: future is bleaker than we thought

Will this century bring massive sea-level rises and powerful superstorms? The world's most renowned climate scientist thinks so - although others disagree

EnergyBar 100 Provides Long Life With Green Battery Technology

AspectSolar, an innovator in Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) solar-powered batteries, has announced an industry-leading, environmentally friendly and portable power solution for every aspect of work, play and home. With a lightweight...Show More Summary

Killer of Cecil the Lion Finds Out That He Is a Target Now, of Internet Vigilantism

Dr. Walter J. Palmer, the hunter who killed Cecil after he was lured out of his sanctuary at Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, has faced an onslaught from social media users and online reviewers.

Zimbabwean charged over killing of Cecil the lion

HWANGE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - A Zimbabwean court on Wednesday charged a professional hunter with failing to prevent an American from unlawfully killing 'Cecil', the southern African country's best-known lion, in a case that has triggered widespread revulsion at trophy hunting.

U.S. Coast Guard investigates oil slick off California coast

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard was investigating a large, patchy oil sheen that appeared off the Southern California coast west of Santa Barbara on Wednesday, not far from the site of a petroleum pipeline spill in May, agency officials said.

Oregon bridge danglers hope to delay Shell's Arctic drilling

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Protestors rappelled off a bridge and formed a kayak flotilla in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday hoping to delay Royal Dutch Shell's Arctic oil exploration this summer by blocking the return of a ship to Alaska that holds emergency equipment.

Sweltering Iraq declares four-day weekend from Thursday

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A searing heat wave forecast to sweep through Iraq prompted the government to declare a four-day holiday starting on Thursday and order regular power cuts at state institutions.

After all our crushin’, we’re crushed out

While you -- and we -- are likely very sad to see Madeleine and our weekly dose of girl crushin' go, fear not!

Farmworkers score big in new tomato deal

A major grocery distributer just signed on to participate in the Fair Food Program.

California restaurants stopped serving water. Does that matter?

Gone are the automatically filled glasses and self-serve water pitchers -- does that make a difference to California's ongoing drought?

Starbucks food: May contain deforestation palm oil

Activists are demanding Starbucks take meaningful action on its palm oil policies.

Education increases belief in climate change — everywhere except in the U.S.

A study of Gallup poll data from around the world finds some surprising universal principles about climate beliefs -- and some critical exceptions.

If the EPA relaxes deadlines for CO2 cuts, will the U.S. still be able to keep its climate promises?

Sources say states and utilities will likely be given longer to comply with Obama's Clean Power Plan.

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