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Clinton vs. Trump: Inside the first debate

Clinton-Trump debate updates: Both will try to appeal to skeptical voters Sept. 26, 2016, 8 a.m. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will both try to leverage what is likely to be their single biggest audience to reshape negative views of them. Tonight's debate could be the single biggest chance for...

Dodgers Dugout: Dodgers need to give Vin Scully one more farewell gift -- A World Series title

Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and all our thoughts and prayers go to the family of Jose Fernandez. NL West champs --You couldn't write a better way to end the division race and to commemorate Vin Scully's final home game than the way everything...

Four British power firms call for carbon tax extension

LONDON (Reuters) - Four British power generators have called on the government to maintain the country's carbon tax until at least 2025, according to a letter seen by Reuters, putting them at odds with industrial groups who want it scrapped.

India’s Madhya Pradesh Eyes 2.2 GW With New Rooftop Solar Power Policy

Another Indian state has approved a rooftop solar power policy with a target to contribute towards the ambitious target of 40 GW installed rooftop solar power capacity in the country by March 2022. The government of Madhya Pradesh has...Show More Summary

Detecting sea-level rise acceleration to improve UK coastal flood defences

Accelerations in the rate of sea-level rise and the time required to upgrade coastal flood defence infrastructure, such as the Thames Barrier, will be investigated as part of a new research initiative.

A day in the park–tracking mercury with dragonfly larvae

Mercury is a toxic element that can adversely impact human and wildlife health. And while it can be found as an introduced pollutant in the environment, it can also occur naturally. Mercury enters the environment from coal burning, mining...Show More Summary

Taiwan braces for arrival of Typhoon Megi on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Flights and trains in Taiwan were disrupted by the approach of the third typhoon this month and most cities planned work and school closures for Tuesday.

What is a debris flow?

Landslides constitute one of the most destructive geological hazards in the world today. One of the main reasons for this is because of the high speeds that slides can reach, up to 160 km/hour (100 mph). Another is the fact that these slides can carry quite a bit of debris with them that serve to amplify their destructive force.

Soil modelling to help curb climate change

Soil is a major carbon pool, whose impact on climate change is still not fully understood. According to a recent study, however, soil carbon stocks and could be modelled more accurately by factoring in the impacts of both soil nutrient status and soil composition. Show More Summary

Trump campaign says he didn't know debate moderator Lester Holt was a registered Republican

Clinton-Trump debate updates: Both will try to appeal to skeptical voters Sept. 26, 2016, 6:38 a.m. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will both try to leverage what is likely to be their single biggest audience to reshape negative views of them. Tonight's debate could be the single biggest chance...

Scientists find social media provides proxy measurement of pollution 

Residents of China's megacities who post comments about air quality to social media can give environmental scientists a window into pollution levels there.

SolarReserve to Develop 200MW Of Urban Solar Farms in South Africa

Urban solar farms are now being explored in South Africa under a grant awarded by the US Trade and Development Agency. The grant has been has awarded to SolarReserve South Africa Limited to advance its “Urban Solar Farms” initiative in South Africa. Show More Summary

Vietnam court swamped by fishermen seeking to sue Taiwan firm's steel unit

HANOI (Reuters) - Hundreds of Vietnamese fishermen traveled to a small provincial court on Monday to sue one of the country's biggest investors for compensation over an accident at its $10.6-billion steel plant, activists and a court official said.

Today: Autumn at Hofstra: Clinton vs. Trump. What a Way to Send Off Vin.

I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES Autumn at Hofstra: Clinton vs. Trump Tonight’s debate could be the most watched presidential bout ever. Will one side deliver a knockout punch? In the red corner, weighted...

Don't scapegoat Big Sugar. Lots of food producers profited from the demonization of fat

The recent revelation that Harvard scientists were paid off to downplay sugar’s harms in the 1960s shows how the food industry shockingly manipulated nutrition science for decades. Yet the news media has given the sugar industry too much credit. The real story about how sugar got a pass — while...

Should I be using a water filter?

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk pours forth wisdom on drinking water safety and filtration systems.

Carbon emissions not priced at true cost to climate: OECD

PARIS (Reuters) - Ninety percent of carbon dioxide emissions by major advanced economies is not priced at a level that truly reflects the actual cost to the climate, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a report on Monday.

Shape-shifters found in the belt supergroup—revelations about tappania plana

The rise of eukaryotic organisms (organisms with complex cells, or a single cell with a complex structure) is still a mystery, but Zachary Adam (Harvard University) and colleagues have compelling evidence that Tappania plana may represent one of the earliest eukaryotic fossils. Show More Summary

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