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Los Angeles is finally ditching coal — and replacing it with another polluting fuel 16.7.2019 LA Times: Business

L.A. will build a gas-fired power plant in Utah, even as Mayor Eric Garcetti touts a "Green New Deal" to fight climate change.

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In Miami Beach, rapper Lil Pump drops $4.65 million on waterfront digs 16.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Miami native Lil Pump is scooping up a home in his hometown. Records show the rapper just shelled out $4.65 million for a modern showplace on Miami Beach’s Biscayne Bay.

That’s $1.25 million less than when the house first hit the market in 2016, records show.

Featuring slick shades of white both...

Travel to North Korea: Country Gets Ready for Tourist Season By Showing Off Most Popular Spots 16.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un has sought to restart cross-border tourism and the country is highlighting some of its most famous spots in anticipation of new visitors.
Matera, from Italy's national disgrace to European Cultural Capital 13.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary
Once a slum, the Sassi, as the prehistoric caves are called, have become smart shops, restaurants and swank hotels, befitting Matera's place in the EU spotlight.
Gov. Gavin Newsom fires top official over fracking permits — but won’t ban the oil wells 13.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday defended firing California’s top oil industry regulator for issuing too many hydraulic fracturing permits, but offered no details on whether he plans to ban or limit the oil extraction process in the state.

Newsom’s chief of staff fired Ken Harris, the head of the state...

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Tropical Storm Barry Rainfall Totals: Predictions Indicate 10 to 20 Inches of Downpour in Louisiana 12.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The National Weather Service said river levels in New Orleans will rise at least two feet above the designated flood stage by Saturday.
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Tropical Storm Barry's wind and rain hit Louisiana coast 12.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Tropical Storm Barry's wind and rain began hitting parts of Louisiana Friday as New Orleans and coastal communities braced for a drenching from what could be the season's first hurricane.
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New Orleans area braces for first hurricane of the season 12.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Thousands of Louisianans broke out sandbags or fled to higher ground Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry threatened to turn into the first hurricane of the season and blow ashore with torrential rains that could pose a severe test of New Orleans' improved post-Katrina flood defenses.
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California moves to block Trump from rolling back its environmental protections 11.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

There’s a new twist in the California-Trump brawl in the state Legislature. It’s aimed at overriding the president’s power to weaken environmental protections.

Put simply, any federal protections President Trump tried to gut would immediately become state regulations in their original, strong form.

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Kenyan Herders are Switching from Cattle to Camels to Adapt to Climate Change 9.7.2019 WRI Stories
Kenyan Herders are Switching from Cattle to Camels to Adapt to Climate Change Comments|Add Comment|PrintA livestock market in Kenya, where herders are turning to climate-resilient camels over cattle. Photo by Kandukuru Nagarjun/Flickr. The Boran and Gabra people in northern Kenya have been cattle herders, also known as pastoralists, for as long as the communities can remember. Cattle provide both milk and meat, and are important for cultural rituals and social status. But things have been... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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An Insider's Guide to Stockholm 8.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Swedish capital is a treat for the senses - full of beautiful architecture, tasty restaurants, and history.
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My Favorite Room: Paul Greene lets well-traveled pieces tell the story 6.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Paul Greene had a heartfelt objective when designing the interior of his Culver City-adjacent home — every piece in it should be meaningful, have a story and have lived elsewhere before landing in his place.

The actor and musician plays Dr. Carson Shepherd on the Hallmark series “When Calls the...

Trump cabinet sabotages its own policies through laziness, incompetence or both 5.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Buried within a recent judicial ruling overturning the Trump administration’s approval of the largely pointless Cadiz water project are a few clues to why Trump’s policymaking is so often blocked in federal court.

The operative term is “arbitrary and capricious.” Its appearance in a judge’s opinion...

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Our film critics pick the best movies of 2019 (so far) 5.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Times’ film critics, Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang, sat down for a midyear conversation on the state of movies and moviegoing, and to list their favorite films of 2019 so far. Their conversation ranged from worthy studio hits (“Us,” “Toy Story 4”) and pictures that deserved wider audiences...

Minnesota cities seeking more time to cut salt from wastewater 3.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
State regulators say Avon's wastewater treatment plant is releasing too much chloride -- salt -- into nearby Spunk Creek, which empties into the Mississippi River. The likely source: Home water softeners.
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CBP's 'Misogynistic And Racist Behavior' Might Be Why Border Patrol Had 'Lowest Percentage Of Women' Of Any Federal Law Enforcement Agency, Rights Group Says 3.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"If these agents treat Congressional representatives with cruelty and disdain, one can only imagine how terribly migrants are treated," the National Organization for Women said.
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Michael Bennet on why Joe Biden's promise to make America 'normal' again is delusional 3.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The following is a transcript of Michael Bennet's meeting with the Los Angeles Times' editorial board.

Nicholas Goldberg (editor of the editorial pages): Why don't you just give us a short overview if you want, of five minutes or so. You've got your plenty of questions.

Michael Bennet: Great, I'm...

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Moon Landing at 50: Apollo Astronauts Reflect On JFK's Challenge and the Future of Space Travel 3.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The race to the moon galvanized a nation in turmoil. Can we do it again? Space travelers Charlie Duke, Michael Collins, Al Worden and Russell Schweickart talk about their historic missions.
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Exclusive: How Harvard Caved to Student Protesters and Fired Its First Black Faculty Dean 1.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Ron Sullivan talked to Newsweek about defending Harvey Weinstein and how "the loudest voices in the room" intimidated Harvard leaders and cost him his job.
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Staying in a water tower in Mendocino is a natural high 30.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As you drive into Mendocino, the first thing you’ll notice are the Victorian buildings that look straight out of a New England fishing village. The second: Hovering over many of the beautifully restored Victorians are old redwood water towers 25 to 60 feet tall, some pristine, some weathered.


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