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Supreme Court’s Blow to Emissions Efforts May Imperil Paris Climate Accord

Polluters like China and India may balk at following through on the Paris Agreement on cutting emissions if the United States fails to carry out strong policies.

Gennady Golovkin agrees to fight Dominic Wade at the Forum this spring

Unbeaten two-belt middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s pursuit of a 22nd consecutive knockout will take place April 23 at the Forum in Inglewood against unbeaten Dominic Wade. Wade (18-0, 12 knockouts) was designated Golovkin’s mandatory challenger by the International Boxing Federation following...

Keiko Fukazawa's 'Made in China' show employs ceramics to make the personal political

Keiko Fukazawa's "Spout Monster #1" is an unassuming little smart bomb, a precision-guided work of art that explodes aesthetic conventions by uncovering buried social and political content in ordinary found objects. The porcelain sculpture, included in the modest but captivating survey of Fukazawa's...

Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca to plead guilty in jail scandal, his attorney says

Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will plead guilty Wednesday in a downtown federal courtroom to making a false statement, marking a dramatic turn in the ongoing federal investigation into corruption in the Sheriff's Department. Baca's attorney, Michael Zweibeck, said his client had agreed...

Secret government payload launched into orbit from California base

A rocket carrying a government payload was successfully launched early Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base on California’s Central Coast, officials said. The United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket was carrying a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, which develops and...

How Solar Power & Photovoltaics Work

Does the solar power you enjoy use photovoltaics? Or  is it a collector system? Does it generate electricity or heat? While it’s great enjoying the benefits of this clean power source, it is always helpful knowing what type of solar power is going to serve you best, its relative costs, and how it works. Show More Summary

U.S. court move to block emission plan fails to sustain coal shares' boost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to block federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions failed to give a sustained boost to shares of the long-battered coal sector on Wednesday.

U.S. can meet Paris climate deal goals despite court ruling: White House

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday it was confident it would be able to meet its obligations under the Paris climate change agreement, despite the Supreme Court's ruling temporarily blocking the administration's plan to curb carbon emissions from power plants.

Costume designer Sandy Powell adds sparkle to 'Cinderella' with Swarovski's help

Costume designer Sandy Powell is facing a formidable competitor in this year's Oscar race — herself. Since her first Academy Award nomination for 1993's "Orlando," Powell has earned 12 nominations and three wins ("Shakespeare in Love," "The Aviator" and "The Young Victoria"). This year, she's nominated...

Southern California could feel record-breaking heat for a third day in a row

Southern Californians may experience a third day in a row of record-breaking heat before cooler temperatures move into the area by the weekend. Forecasters are expecting record highs again Wednesday, although temperatures won’t be as feverish as they were Tuesday, when the mercury reached 90 degrees...

Forget the mac-and-cheese. Here are 5 risotto recipes you'll want for dinner

Risotto contains all those traits we love about comfort food: It's rich and creamy, warm and soothing, simple and delicious. Typically made with arborio rice, a starchy short-grain rice, this one-pot meal cooks slowly, stock or broth added a little at a time as the rice softens and expands to velvety...

Watch the first full trailer for 'Fuller House' and weep at the inexorable march of time

Behold the return of the Tanners. Netflix released its first full trailer for the upcoming “Full House” revival, named “Fuller House” (DJ married a man whose last name would serve as a helpful pun once he was inevitably killed by the Tanner family curse), on Monday, to the delight of nostalgia...

Tetra Pak Pioneers 100% Renewable Packaging

Tetra Pak is a leader in sustainable, recyclable food packaging. It does business in 170 countries around the world. It's motto is "Protecting What's Good." Tetra Pak Pioneers 100% Renewable Packaging was originally posted on: PlanetSave. Show More Summary

Wild elephant rampage in Indian village caught on video

(Reuters) - A wild elephant went on a rampage in a village in India's eastern West Bengal state on Wednesday, damaging around 100 structures, villagers said.

Are Cage-Free Eggs All They're Cracked Up to Be?

Cage-free eggs, once a niche product for ethically minded (and well-off) shoppers, are suddenly a hot commodity with an unlikely customer: Big Food. Sonic and Burger King are the latest to join a slate of companies promising to ditch...Show More Summary

UNDP raises $60 million for food aid in drought-hit Zimbabwe

HARARE (Reuters) - The United Nations Development Programme has raised $60 million for food aid in Zimbabwe and is feeding 1 million people as the country faces its worst drought in a quarter century, the agency's local head said on Wednesday.

French energy law could close third of EDF's reactors: report

PARIS (Reuters) - France's energy transition law could force state-controlled utility EDF to close up to a third of its 58 nuclear reactors by 2025, the state audit office said in its annual report on Wednesday.

How to trap elephant poachers with their own technology

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - One day last October, agents from a crack Tanzanian crime unit raced past Dar es Salaam's Palm Beach Hotel in pursuit of the suspected leader of a global elephant poaching ring.

The Decision to Halt the Implementation of the Clean Power Plan is Outrageous

As I wrote earlier today, there is nothing good to be said about the U.S. Supreme Court decision today that halted the implementation of the President’s Clean Power Plan.  The decision is a huge blow to the President’s climate agenda, it’s a setback for the Paris Agreement and it is a bad sign that the […]

Japan says El Nino has weakened, weather to return to normal by summer

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's meteorology agency said on Wednesday that the El Nino weather pattern, which is often linked to heavy rainfall and droughts, had somewhat weakened and that the weather would likely return to normal by summe...

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