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L.A. Councilwoman Nury Martinez endorses Sara Hernandez in 34th Congressional District

California politics updates: Senate leader calls effort to cut 'sanctuary city' funding 'blackmail,' Democrats hit Mimi Walters on healthcare vote March 27, 2017, 5:49 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:...

Clippers unable to make any late-season progress

Sustained progress is not something the Clippers have been able to attain. The steps they take are more arduous, sending the Clippers in all sorts of directions except the right one, and that is concerning for a team unable to build any momentum. They had seemingly moved the right way Saturday...

Russian opposition figure Navalny gets a relatively light, 15-day sentence after protests

Russian anti-corruption crusader and opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 15 days in jail Monday, one day after rallies he organized attracted tens of thousands of people and resulted in hundreds being detained by authorities. The Tverskoy district court also fined Navalny $350 for...

Hyun-Jin Ryu earns spot in Dodgers rotation after two seasons on shelf

For 676 days, from the time he underwent shoulder surgery May 21, 2015, until Monday, Hyun-Jin Ryu resided in limbo within the Dodgers organization. He was either too unsound to pitch or too unreliable to be trusted. He entered this spring still in that state, as a wild card in a crowded field...

Adam Schiff calls on Devin Nunes to remove himself from Russia investigation

California politics updates: Senate leader calls effort to cut 'sanctuary city' funding 'blackmail,' Democrats hit Mimi Walters on healthcare vote March 27, 2017, 5:49 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:...

8 students presumed dead in Japan avalanche

Essential Education: Grenada Hills Charter High wins academic decathlon again March 27, 2017, 6:50 a.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:A security breach didn't stop Grenada Hills Charter High School from winning the California...

Venezuela in show-down with OAS, U.S., over political prisoners

Trump attacks conservatives over healthcare debacle, and hints at displeasure with Ryan March 27, 2017, 6:48 a.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: After initially blaming Democrats, Trump sets his sights on the GOP for the failure of healthcare billTrump learns...

Rising flood insurance costs growing burden to communities and homeowners in New York City

Flood insurance is already difficult to afford for many homeowners in New York City, and the situation will only worsen as flood maps are revised to reflect current risk and if the federal government continues to move toward risk-based rates, according to a first-of-its-kind study by the RAND Corporation.

Order cioppino at San Francisco's Tadich Grill, perhaps California's oldest restaurant

The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State March 26, 2017, 6 a.m. The California Bucket List is your daily guide to essential California adventures, from easy to edgy. Check in every day for a new must-do adventure, each tried and tested...

Essential Politics: Finger-pointing, and what's next for healthcare

Plenty of fingers are being pointed after Friday’s abrupt end to Republicans’ effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. After blaming Democrats on Friday, President Trump on Sunday took aim at hard-right-wing conservatives who didn’t back the plan, depriving the GOP of the votes it needed to pass...

Scott Gottlieb and the FDA

There was a time when it might not have seemed particularly noteworthy that a presidential nominee was competent and sane. But we do not live in those times. So it is actually worth taking notice of the fact that Scott Gottlieb, Trump’s nominee to head FDA, is competent and sane. And unlike some other Trump […]

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Debbie form and strengthen

The tropical low pressure area previously known as System 91P has developed into a tropical cyclone named Debbie in the Southern Pacific Ocean and threatens eastern Queensland, Australia. NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at the storm that revealed powerful thunderstorms quickly developed around the center. Debbie has already triggered warnings in Queensland.

A new report summarizes how climate change is affecting the water cycle in Germany

Climate change not only involves rising temperatures – it also causes changes in the hydrological balance. Precipitation, evaporation and groundwater formation will follow a new rhythm in future. The consequences of these changes for...Show More Summary

Sun's impact on climate change quantified for first time

For the first time, model calculations show a plausible way that fluctuations in solar activity could have a tangible impact on the climate. Studies funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation expect human-induced global warming to tail off slightly over the next few decades. A weaker sun could reduce temperatures by half a degree.

Northern oceans once pumped CO2 into the atmosphere

Norwegian Sea acted as CO2 source in the past. It pumped the greenhouse gas into the atmosphere instead of absorbing it, as it does today.

Native Americans to meet Norway's wealth fund watchdog over pipeline

OSLO (Reuters) - Standing Rock Sioux tribe representatives will meet the ethics watchdog for Norway's $915 billion sovereign wealth fund on Monday over a U.S. oil pipeline, a watchdog official said on Monday.

Easy Upcycling: Filing Cabinet Into Garden Storage

By Jennifer Tuohy The combination of working from home and managing the lives of a family of four means accumulating a lot of paperwork. Despite my efforts to live a paperless lifestyle—via scanning and recycling—I simply cannot live without a good filing system. Show More Summary

Artificial soils could be key in rehabilitation of Latrobe Valley coal mines

With Hazelwood Power Station commencing its staged shutdown, creating artificial soils from waste materials could provide an environmentally friendly option for rehabilitating the adjoining mine, according to a leading mining researcher from Monash University.

Undetermined whether odd-even car trials can combat air pollution in India

A team of UK and Indian researchers, led by Dr Prashant Kumar from the University of Surrey, assessed the impact of 'odd-even' car trials on air pollution in Delhi. The trials involved personal vehicles allowed to drive in the city on alternating days between 8 am and 8 pm depending on whether their registration ended with an odd or even number.

Bacteria, deadwood and climate change—forest floor as carbon sink

With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, an international group of researchers is investigating to what extent the forest floor serves as a carbon sink and how bacteria and fungi interact in this context. The researchers have found deadwood to be populated by a great diversity of life.

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