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Nika Knight, staff writer
Record global heat in the first half of 2016 has caught climate scientists off-guard, reports Thompson Reuters Foundation. "What concerns me most is that we didn't anticipate these temperature jumps," David Carlson, director of the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) climate research program, told Thompson Reuters Foundation late Monday. "We...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The latest victims in "a tidal wave of displacement," about 670 people are set...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Local opponents of the proposed coal terminal rallied both in and outside the overflow Oakland City Council meeting on Monday night. (Photo: Aric Crabb/Oakland Tribune, via Associated Press )
The City of Oakland, California took a bold step towards protecting the health...

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Bad news on all sides on our human propensity for taking without thinking. A new study finds researchers have "grossly underestimated" the impact on the Amazon rainforest of logging and other human activity, even as California park rangers combat a surge in nightime bandits - aka "midnight burlers" - poaching the burl from old-growth redwoods to sell for furniture. The tallest trees on earth, old-growth redwoods once covered almost 2,000,000 acres of California; today, less than 5% of that...