Experts Warn of California Disaster ‘Larger Than Any in World History’

"Megadrought" may be the main weather concern across the West right now amid the constant threat of wildfires and earthquakes. But a new study warns another crisis is looming in California: "Megafloods." Climate change is increasing the risk of future floods that could submerge multiple cities and displace millions of people across California, according to a new study released Friday. It says that an extreme... Continue Reading →

Local Militia is Fighting Forest Fires

The parking lot of H&L Lumber in Mariposa, California, was host to a flurry of activity Sunday as members of a local militia sporting military-style fatigues handed out pancakes and steak sandwiches to evacuees of the Oak Fire raging nearby. Along with breakfast, they doled out business cards with QR codes and directions to join their... Continue Reading →

Supreme Court Issues Another Major Blow to Democrats

The Supreme Court on Thursday curtailed the Environmental Protection Agency’s powers to restrict greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants, in a decision that could limit the authority of government agencies to address major policy questions without congressional approval. The decision was in line with several Supreme Court decisions in recent years that reined in federal agencies... Continue Reading →

Over 1,000 Dead After Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan

More than 1,500 others were injured in the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was centered in the country’s remote southeast near the Pakistan border. At least 1,000 people were killed and more than 1,500 others injured after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck a remote and mountainous region of southeastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan early Wednesday, the... Continue Reading →

PETA Killing Dogs and Cats?

In an interview posted on Youtube on June 6, 2022, Ingrid Newkirk, founder of the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), discussed several subjects, including claims made in 2004 by comedy team Penn & Teller that PETA kills dogs and cats. Ms. Newkirk described the Penn & Teller claims as... Continue Reading →

Why Are Octopus And Squid So Smart?

Cephalopods have been breaking the rules with their genomes. Squid, octopus and cuttlefish have scrambled-up genomes that may help explain how these cephalopods evolved the most complicated nervous systems of any invertebrate. New genetic sequencing reveals that these animals' genes are mixed up, arranged in strange orders not seen in other, non-cephalopod species. This DNA mixing and matching may have given evolution a... Continue Reading →

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