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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 01:27 PM PDT

Giraffes Move Closer to Endangered Species Protection

Giraffes Move Closer to Endangered Species Protection

Nations around the world moved Thursday to protect giraffes as an endangered species for the first time, drawing praise from conservationists and scowls from some sub-Saharan African nations. Thursday's vote by...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 03:01 PM PDT

Bernie Sanders' $16T Climate Plan Builds on Green New Deal

Bernie Sanders' $16T Climate Plan Builds on Green New Deal

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a $16.3 trillion climate plan on Thursday before touring a Northern California town ravaged by wildfire, declaring the setting a "wake-up call for our...

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 05:46 PM PDT

Toy Company Hasbro Is Saying Goodbye To Plastic

Toy Company Hasbro Is Saying Goodbye To Plastic

Hasbro said Tuesday that all its packaging for new products will be mostly plastic free by the end of 2022.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 06:12 PM PDT

UN: Don't Worry About Drinking Microplastics in Water

UN: Don't Worry About Drinking Microplastics in Water

The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don't appear to be risky, but that research has been spotty and more is needed into their effects on the environment and...

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 05:40 PM PDT

Environmentalists Sue Over Endangered Species Act Rollbacks

Environmentalists Sue Over Endangered Species Act Rollbacks

Seven environmental and animal protection groups teamed up to file the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's rollback of the Endangered Species Act. The environmental law nonprofit Earthjustice...

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Mandatory Evacuations Ordered After Brush Fire Shuts Down 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock
Mandatory Evacuations Ordered After Brush Fire Shuts Down 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock

A brush fire erupted near the border of Glendale and Eagle Rock and shut down the 134 Freeway in both directions, resulting in evacuation orders for a nearby neighborhood.

No Evidence of Shots Fired, Possible Robbery Attempt at Westfield Topanga Mall, LAPD Says
No Evidence of Shots Fired, Possible Robbery Attempt at Westfield Topanga Mall, LAPD Says

Two people were detained after a suspected robbery attempt at a popular mall in Canoga Park sparked fears of a shooting Sunday.

Yankees Hit 3 Homers Off Kershaw, Beat Dodgers 5-1
Yankees Hit 3 Homers Off Kershaw, Beat Dodgers 5-1

DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Judge and Mike Ford homered, Domingo Germán outdueled Clayton Kershaw for his major league-leading 17th win, and the New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 Sunday.

Trump Sends Mixed Messages to China on Trade War
Trump Sends Mixed Messages to China on Trade War

Injecting fresh uncertainty at a time of global economic jitters, President Donald Trump sent mixed messages Sunday on the U.S.-China trade war as leaders at a global summit pushed the unpredictable American...

Man Suspected of Desert Hot Springs Home Break-In Arrested
Man Suspected of Desert Hot Springs Home Break-In Arrested

A man wearing a cowboy hat was arrested Sunday for allegedly burglarizing a Desert Hot Springs home before leading police on a short foot pursuit through the desert.

Lancaster Deputy Admitted to Fabricating Sniper Shooting, Authorities Say
Lancaster Deputy Admitted to Fabricating Sniper Shooting, Authorities Say

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Angel Reinosa fabricated a claim that he was shot Wednesday afternoon while standing in the parking lot of the Lancaster Sheriff's station, department officials announced...