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City Section final at Dodger Stadium changed to a Saturday afternoon

Varsity Times Insider: The latest sports news from Southern California's high school teams March 29, 2017, 11:46 a.m. Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles Times since 1997 and in Southern California since 1976. Get his latest from the field and follow all our...

Pete Carroll says Marshawn Lynch is 'playing with the idea' of returning to the NFL

Marshawn Lynch has said nothing publicly about wanting to end his retirement and return to the NFL. But he seems to have slightly suggested something of the sort to his former coach during a visit to team offices about 10 days ago. "I know that he is somewhat entertaining the thought of it,” Seattle...

Thinning Arctic sea ice lets in light, prompts algae bloom-study

OSLO (Reuters) - Climate change is stirring life in the Arctic Ocean as thinning sea ice lets in more sunlight, allowing microscopic algae to bloom in the inhospitable region around the North Pole, scientists said on Wednesday.

House Science Committee Hearing Pits Three Fringe Climate Deniers Against Mainstream Climate Scientist Michael Mann

Hearings of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology have officially turned into theater to stage climate science denial. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has followed the committee’s Twitter feed, which has...Show More Summary

Tackling resilience: Finding order in chaos to help buffer against climate change

(University of Washington) A new paper by the University of Washington and NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center aims to provide clarity among scientists, resource managers and planners on what ecological resilience means and how it can be achieved.

Solving the mystery of the Arctic's green ice

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) In 2011, researchers observed something that should be impossible -- a massive bloom of phytoplankton growing under Arctic sea ice in conditions that should have been far too dark for anything requiring photosynthesis to survive. Show More Summary

Social bees have kept their gut microbes for 80 million years

(University of Texas at Austin) Bacteria living in the guts of social bees have been passed down from generation to generation for 80 million years, according to a new study. The finding adds to the case that social creatures, like bees...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Livs, looking for some trouble to get in. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Building trust, not hate

(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) When anonymity between people is lifted, they more likely cooperate with each other. Playing nice can thereby become a winning strategy, an international team of scientists shows in a study to be published in Science Advances. Show More Summary

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee picks his candidate in the 2018 governor's race

California politics updates: ICE director's appearance at Sacramento immigration forum draws protestors March 29, 2017, 11:15 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones...

In the Wake of HB2, North Carolina Hospitals Put Patients Over Politics

Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation released the 10th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), reflecting on a decade of progress in LGBTQ healthcare. In the face of the state’s anti-LGBTQ HB2 law, 28 hospitals in North Carolina participated in the HEI, with 22 earning the coveted “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” designation. Show More Summary

Football: Chaminade receiver Michael Wilson commits to Stanford

Varsity Times Insider: The latest sports news from Southern California's high school teams March 29, 2017, 11:08 a.m. Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles Times since 1997 and in Southern California since 1976. Get his latest from the field and follow all our...

Mets closer Jeurys Familia suspended 15 games

New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia was suspended for 15 games Wednesday for violating baseball’s domestic violence policy. The suspension was levied despite Commissioner Rob Manfred’s acknowledgment that the league’s investigation had not revealed any evidence of actual or threatened violence....

Maryland Passes Ban Bill, Will Become Third State to Block Fracking

In a historic vote Monday night, Maryland's Senate passed a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — expected to be signed into law by the state's Republican governor — making the state the third in the U.S. to reject the controversial technique. Show More Summary

HRC Prepares to Welcome LGBTQ Advocates from Around the World

Post submitted by Caleb Orozco, Executive Director, UNIBAM, Belize Next month, I will be in Washington, D.C. to attend HRC’s second Global Innovative Advocacy Summit. I will be one of 30 established and emerging LGBTQ advocates -- from...Show More Summary

Solving the mystery of the Arctic's green ice

In 2011, researchers observed something that should be impossible—a massive bloom of phytoplankton growing under Arctic sea ice in conditions that should have been far too dark for anything requiring photosynthesis to survive. So, how was this bloom possible?

Attorney General Who Charged David Daleiden With 15 Felonies Received Thousands From Planned Parenthood

The Attorney General in California has charged pro-life activist David Daleiden with 15 felonies for his investigative work exposing the Planned Parenthood abortion business and its sales of aborted baby parts. Not surprisingly, California...Show More Summary

HRC Alabama Announces Promotion of Eva Kendrick to State Director

Today, the Human Rights Campaign announced that Eva Kendrick has been promoted to the role of state director for HRC Alabama. Kendrick has been the state manager for the organization’s work in Alabama for a year and previously served...Show More Summary

Maxine Waters has some news for Bill O'Reilly: 'I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined.'

California politics updates: ICE director's appearance at Sacramento immigration forum draws protestors March 29, 2017, 10:33 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones...

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