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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 04:32 AM PDT

Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

For sale: waterfront property with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Waves erode beach regularly. Flooding gets worse every year. Saltwater damage to lawn. Asking price: anyone's guess. Some research...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 03:47 PM PDT

NYC Mayor Holds Green New Deal Rally in Trump Tower's Lobby

NYC Mayor Holds Green New Deal Rally in Trump Tower's Lobby

Mayor Bill de Blasio scheduled a rally Monday morning at President Donald Trump’s doorsteps — right in the lobby of Trump Tower — to promote the city's Green New Deal which aims to make the city carbon-neutral...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:08 AM PDT

UN: Plastic Waste Pact Approved With US Among Few Holdouts

UN: Plastic Waste Pact Approved With US Among Few Holdouts

Almost every country in the world has agreed on a legally binding framework for reducing polluting plastic waste, with the United States a notable exception, United Nations environmental officials said...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 12:46 PM PDT

Solar for All? Removing Financial Obstacles to Green Energy

Solar for All? Removing Financial Obstacles to Green Energy

Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Illinois and more than a dozen other states are investing in programs to make clean energy available to low- and moderate-income households and to give jobs to people like...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 08:10 AM PDT

Why the Globe's Biodiversity Crisis Is Such a Big Deal

Why the Globe's Biodiversity Crisis Is Such a Big Deal

You may go your entire life without seeing an endangered species, yet the globe's biodiversity crisis threatens all of humanity in numerous unseen or unrecognized ways, scientists say. A massive United Nations...

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Rain Prompts 7-Hour Delay of Cal State East Bay Commencement
Rain Prompts 7-Hour Delay of Cal State East Bay Commencement

Cal State East Bay's Hayward campus commencement ceremony, previously scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, has been rescheduled for Sunday starting at 5 p.m., because of forecasts of inclement weather expected through...

Mountain Lion Spotted in Los Gatos Neighborhood
Mountain Lion Spotted in Los Gatos Neighborhood

A Los Gatos homeowner was surprised to see a mountain lion peering in her back-door Friday night about half a mile from Downtown on Loma Alta Avenue around 10:15 p.m.

Ghost Guns are Everywhere in California
Ghost Guns are Everywhere in California

An Investigation by NBC Bay Area in partnership with NBC San Diego, NBC Los Angeles, and the non-profit journalists at The Trace found that law enforcement agencies across California are recovering record...

Female Lawmakers Speak About Rapes as Abortion Bills Advance
Female Lawmakers Speak About Rapes as Abortion Bills Advance

For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina's...

Warriors Beat Blazers 110-99, Lead Series 3-0
Warriors Beat Blazers 110-99, Lead Series 3-0

The Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 in Game 3 Saturday night giving them a 3-0 series lead in the Western Conference Finals.

First of 24 'Oaktown Roots' Affordable Homes to be Occupied
First of 24 'Oaktown Roots' Affordable Homes to be Occupied

A public/private partnership is planning to build 24 three- and four-bedroom houses, to be sold at below-market rates, on vacant parcels either abandoned or in tax default.