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How the New York Mets were built

A look at how the New York Mets' roster was assembled. OUTFIELDERS PLAYER | B/T | HOMETOWN | AGE | CONTRACT | HOW ACQUIRED Yoenis Cespedes | R/R | Campechuela, Cuba | 29 | 4 yrs/$36M (2012-15) | Acquired from Detroit on July 31 for Luis Cessa and Michael Fulmer Michael Conforto | L/R | Seattle...

Global coral bleaching event: What you need to know

The world's coral reefs are in the midst of a mass die off – a "white death" spanning the globe. New Scientist looks at why understanding what's happening is essential

Endangered earth: The secret battle to save our soils

We can't bury our heads in the sand any longer. More than a third of Earth's top layer is at risk. Is there hope for our planet's most precious endangered species?

14 ways the UK has backtracked on climate pledges this year

A year of policy reversals and cuts has destroyed the country's reputation for leading the way on tackling climate change and left it facing legal action

Calves Torn From Their Mothers, Sick and Struggling to Breathe

Video shows calves yanked from the womb into a world of suffering, where milk was forced into their lungs. Say NO to the dairy industry's systematic cruelty today! The post Calves Torn From Their Mothers, Sick and Struggling to Breathe appeared first on PETA.

CJEU ruling on prisoner voting – open door for successful UK challenge?

Delvigne (Judgment), [2015] EUECJ C-650/13 – read judgment. In a judgment much anticipated on both sides of the Channel, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) has held that French restrictions on the eligibility of prisoners to vote are lawful under EU law. Mr Delvigne, a French national, was convicted of murder in […]

Hot weather cuts Black Sea 2015 maize harvest, exports

KIEV (Reuters) - The maize harvest in the Black Sea region could fall by about 9 percent to 47 million tonnes this year due to hot, dry weather during key pollination and seed-filling periods, analysts and officials said.

Leading African cardinal criticizes Vatican spokesman Fr. Rosica

Fr. Rosica says the Church should 'embrace reality' in dealing with sinful situations.

Pest blights India's GM cotton crop, fuelling debate over risks

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Two Indian states are suffering the first major pest infestation since the country adopted genetically modified cotton in 2002, raising concerns over the vulnerability of the lab-grown seeds that yield nearly all of the cotton in the world's top producer.

Ukraine may lose up to 30 percent of winter sowing area due to dry weather

KIEV (Reuters) - The acreage of Ukrainian land sown with winter grain for the 2016 harvest could fall by up to 30 percent due to excessively dry weather across most of the country, a senior weather forecaster said on Friday.

All Aboard Fido and Whiskers! Amtrak Announces Expansion of Pets Aboard Program

Amtrak announced today that it is expanding its Pets Aboard program and passengers will now be able to travel with small pets on select trains along the east coast and northeast corridor. The pilot program was originally launched in Illinois,... Show More Summary

USC center Max Tuerk questionable for next game at Notre Dame

USC center Max Tuerk suffered a knee sprain during USC's 17-12 loss to Washington on Thursday night at the Coliseum and his availability for next week's game at Notre Dame is in question. Tuerk, a senior who leads the offensive line, was injured in the first quarter and did not return. Toa Lobendahn...

Could slain boys have been saved? L.A. County revisits response to abuse allegations

A year before three young boys were found stabbed to death in the back seat of a car, their risk of abuse at home had been marked as "high" by a Los Angeles County department's program intended to guide social workers' level of intervention. This week, Los Angeles County's Department of Children...

Members of L.A. Councilwoman Martinez's staff summoned to appear before grand jury

Federal prosecutors have issued subpoenas to members of Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez's staff, asking them to appear before the grand jury to discuss her recent reelection campaign, a political advisor said Thursday. Roy Behr, Martinez's political consultant, told The Times that an...

Oil well oversight in L.A. Basin is 'inconsistent,' audit finds

California's oil regulatory agency concedes that it has allowed serious lapses in its monitoring of oil operations in the Los Angeles Basin, confirming long-standing fears of community activists who say that lax oversight puts Southern California neighborhoods at risk. A report issued Thursday...

Friday's TV Highlights: 'Last Man Standing' on ABC

Customized TV Listings are available here: Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 4 - 10, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Undateable As the comedy returns for a new season, Danny (Chris D'Elia) interferes with Justin and Candace's (Brent...

Dodgers' postseason will be missing voice of Vin Scully, L.A.'s most-treasured star

The news rolled across sun-soaked Dodger Stadium on Thursday afternoon like the dark clouds of a winter storm. On the eve of the Dodgers' 2015 playoff production, their soundtrack was muted. One day before the Dodgers would announce a postseason roster to battle the New York Mets in the National...

Coastal Commission bans captive orca breeding at SeaWorld San Diego

The California Coastal Commission dealt an unexpected blow to SeaWorld San Diego by banning captive breeding of orcas and drastically restricting the transfer of whales in and out of the park. The commission approved the $100-million project to enhance the orca habitat, but the vote was largely...

Statement From PETA re Coastal Commission’s Conditional Approval of New Orca Prison

PETA Foundation Director of Animal Law Jared Goodman released a statement in response to the California Coastal Commission’s conditional approval for SeaWorld’s new orca tank: The California Coastal Commission... The post Statement From PETA re Coastal Commission’s Conditional Approval of New Orca Prison appeared first on PETA.

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