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The West accepts its drought-ridden future, slashes water use

Out West, the future is dry. Amid an unprecedented 19-year drought in the expansive Colorado River Basin — which supplies water to 40 million Americans — seven Western states have acknowledged that the 21st century will only grow drier as temperatures continue to rise. And that means less water in the 1,450-mile Colorado River. On Tuesday, water managers from states including California, Utah, and New Mexico announced a drought plan (formally called a Drought Contingency Plan), which cuts their ...
Tags: Science, Congress, Colorado, California, Earth, West, Arizona, New Mexico, Southwest, Lake Mead, Colorado State University, Powell, Golden State, Colorado River, Bureau of Reclamation, Rick

2nd US jury finds Roundup weed killer caused cancer

A federal jury in California found that a Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused a 70-year old man's cancer, the second major blow for the company in a year. The six-member jury in San Francisco federal civil court unanimously concluded on Tuesday that glyphosate — Roundup's key ingredient — was a "substantial factor" in Sonoma resident Edwin Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Approximately 11,200 plaintiffs, who claim they were exposed to glyphosate, are suing the company as of Jan. 28, accord...
Tags: Science, California, US, San Francisco, Monsanto, Sonoma, Hodgkin, Edwin Hardeman

Second US jury finds Roundup weed killer caused cancer

A federal jury in California found that a Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused a 70-year old man's cancer, the second major blow for the company in a year. The six-member jury in San Francisco federal civil court unanimously concluded on Tuesday that glyphosate — Roundup's key ingredient — was a "substantial factor" in Sonoma resident Edwin Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Approximately 11,200 plaintiffs, who claim they were exposed to glyphosate, are suing the company as of Jan. 28, accord...
Tags: Science, California, US, San Francisco, Monsanto, Sonoma, Hodgkin, Edwin Hardeman

Bobcat killed by car after surviving California wildfire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a bobcat that survived a Southern California wildfire has been hit and killed by a car.
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Monsanto's responsibility at the center of Roundup trial phase 2

After finding that exposure to the weedkiller Roundup was a "substantial factor" in one man's cancer, jurors in California must now grapple with the question of just how culpable the product's manufacturer, agriculture giant Monsanto, was in his illness. Hardeman is the 70-year-old man at the center of the case who says his 25-year use of Roundup, whose principal ingredient is controversial chemical glyphosate, contributed to his non-Hodgkins lymphoma diagnosis.
Tags: Science, California, Monsanto, Hodgkins, HARDEMAN

Jury finding upends Bayer's Roundup defense strategy: experts

Bayer shares tumbled more than 12 percent on Wednesday after a unanimous jury in San Francisco federal court found Roundup to be a "substantial factor" in causing California resident Edwin Hardeman's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The jury decision was a blow to Bayer after the judge in the Hardeman case, at the company's request, had split the trial, severely limiting evidence plaintiffs could present in the first phase. Tuesday's defeat on terms considered advantageous to Bayer sets up the second p...
Tags: Science, California, San Francisco, Bayer, Hodgkin, HARDEMAN, Edwin Hardeman

Jury Finds Bayer's Weed Killer Caused A California Man's Cancer

A federal jury found Tuesday that the herbicide Roundup caused a man's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Tags: Science, California, Hodgkin

U.S. jury hears more evidence as second phase of Roundup cancer trial begins

A lawyer for a man who sued Bayer AG unit Monsanto after developing cancer on Wednesday told a jury about the company's alleged efforts to influence scientists and regulators, a day after the jury found Bayer's glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup to have caused the man's disease. The jury in San Francisco federal court on Tuesday found Roundup to be a "substantial factor" in causing California resident Edwin Hardeman's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, but did not find Bayer liable.
Tags: Science, California, San Francisco, Monsanto, Bayer, Bayer AG, Hodgkin, Edwin Hardeman

LA's Mountain Lions May Face Extinction—But There’s a Way to Save Them

Cougars have called California home long before humans have. In Los Angeles, however, urbanization and human activity are driving nearby mountain populations toward possible extinction, according to a new study. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Extinction, Mountain Lion, Nonononoononononono, LA s Mountain Lions

Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

Glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto's weedkiller Roundup, is the subject of fierce controversy across the globe and is classified by the World Health Organization as "probably" being carcinogenic. A California court on Tuesday found that Roundup was a "substantial factor" in Edwin Hardeman, 70, getting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma after spraying the weedkiller on his garden for decades.
Tags: Science, California, San Francisco, World Health Organization, Monsanto, Sri Lanka, Hodgkin, Edwin Hardeman

Super bloom tourists cause small town 'safety crisis'

Tourists hoping to photograph a bloom of wild poppies briefly shut down a California canyon.
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Bayer shares plunge on new US cancer ruling

Shares in German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer plunged as markets opened Wednesday, after a second US jury ruled that blockbuster pesticide Roundup -- made by recently-acquired Monsanto -- causes cancer. On Tuesday a California jury found that Monsanto's Roundup -- a herbicide built on active ingredient glyphosate -- caused cancer in a man who sprayed it on his garden over decades. It was the second such ruling within a year against Monsanto, with a first coming in August last yea...
Tags: Science, California, US, Monsanto, Bayer

Man Charged With Setting Up Bogus Websites to Scam Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke Donors

Federal prosecutors have charged an 80-year-old California man named John Pierre Dupont with bilking donors out of more than $250,000 by setting up fake websites and political action committees (PACs) falsely purporting to raise money for Texas politician Beto O’Rourke, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Crime, California, Scams, Law Enforcement, Courts, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke, John Pierre Dupont, Beto Orourke, Scam Bernie Sanders Beto O Rourke Donors

California National Guard to leave border, help stop fires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is calling in the National Guard for the first time to help protect communities from wildfires like the one that destroyed much of the city of Paradise last fall. The state is pulling the troops away from President Donald Trump’s border protection efforts and devoting them to fire protection, another […]
Tags: Science, News, California, Ap, Donald Trump, National Guard, Sacramento Calif, California National Guard

Roundup weed killer ‘substantial factor’ in causing man’s cancer, jury finds

A jury has found one of the world’s most widely-used weed killers to have been a “substantial factor” in causing a man’s cancer. The unanimous decision, made after five days of deliberations in San Francisco’s federal court, found that Roundup, Bayer AG’s weed killer, was responsible for California resident Edwin Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It instead allows the trial to proceed to a second phase, which will determine the company’s potential liability and damages.
Tags: Science, California, San Francisco, Bayer AG, Edwin Hardeman

U.S. jury finds Bayer's Roundup caused man's cancer

The finding by the unanimous jury in San Francisco federal court clears the way for that same jury to determine if Bayer unit Monsanto is liable and must pay damages to California resident Edwin Hardeman in a second trial phase. Bayer in a statement on Tuesday said it was disappointed with the jury's initial decision. "We are confident the evidence in phase two will show that Monsanto's conduct has been appropriate and the company should not be liable for Mr. Hardeman's cancer," the company sa...
Tags: Science, California, San Francisco, Monsanto, Bayer, HARDEMAN, Edwin Hardeman

Monsanto: Roundup substantial factor in man’s cancer, jury finds in key verdict

Federal jury’s decision in case of man who said he used weedkiller for decades could affect hundreds of other plaintiffsThe decision in Edwin Hardeman’s case comes after a historic verdict last year that said Roundup caused another man’s terminal cancer. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty ImagesA federal jury in San Francisco found Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide was a substantial factor in causing the cancer of a California man, in a landmark verdict that could affect hundreds of other cases.Edwin...
Tags: Science, California, US, San Francisco, Monsanto, NHL, Johnson, Bayer, Santa Rosa, Hodgkin, Jennifer Moore, HARDEMAN, Vince Chhabria, Josh Edelson, DeWayne Johnson, Edwin Hardeman

U.S. jury rules against Bayer in Roundup cancer case

The jury in San Francisco federal court in a unanimous ruling found Roundup, one of the world's most widely-used weed killers, to be responsible for the cancer of California resident Edwin Hardeman. The case will proceed into a second trial phase before the same jury on Wednesday to determine Bayer's liability and potential damages. Bayer did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday.
Tags: Science, California, San Francisco, Bayer, Edwin Hardeman

NASA photos capture immense flooding of a vital U.S. Air Force base

In 1948, Air Force Secretary Stuart Symington stationed the United States' long-range nuclear bombers at Offutt Air Force Base in eastern Nebraska, a location safe in the middle of the nation and well-insulated from the coast. But 70 years later, the base — now home to the U.S. Strategic Command which deters "catastrophic actions from adversaries and poses an immediate threat to any actor who questions U.S. resolve by demonstrating our capabilities" — isn't safe from historic and recor...
Tags: Science, California, Nasa, Earth, United States, Cbs, Nebraska, Air Force, Digitalglobe, Fisher, National Weather Service NWS, U S Air Force, Offutt Air Force Base, Missouri River, Offutt Air Force, U S Strategic Command

Ancient Inscription Points to Lost Temple of Unknown God in Yemen

A 2,000-year-old bronze tablet from Yemen, has engraved writing that mentions a lost temple dedicated to a god named "Athtar Ḥarmān," a deity whom scholars have never heard of before.Written in the Sabaic language, in a text known as Sabaean, the bronze inscription reads:"Ilīmataʿ and Khabīʾat, the two servants of Khawliyān offered to Athtar Ḥarmān, the owner of Bana, with a tablet of bronze, their sons and those he will add, for their salvation" (translation by Christian Robin). [Cracking Codic...
Tags: Science, Colorado, California, United States, New Orleans, Dodge, Yemen, Robin, Bana, National Centre for Scientific Research, International Council of Museums, Shibam, AFYA, Khawliyān, Athtar Ḥarmān, Christian Robin

Why you'll never meet a white supremacist who cares about climate change

Behind the urgency of climate action is the understanding that everything is connected; behind white supremacy is an ideology of separation Students march through the streets during a strike to raise climate change awareness on 15 March in Wellington, New Zealand. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty ImagesAs the news of the Christchurch mosque massacre broke and I scoured the news, I came across a map showing that the Friday morning climate strike in Christchurch was close to the bloodbath. I felt ...
Tags: Science, Australia, California, US, New Zealand, Gulf Coast, Central America, Christchurch, Pittsburgh, Charleston, Europe North America, Wellington New Zealand, Oil Change International, Rebecca Solnit, Hoda Baraka, Hagen Hopkins Getty

Devin Nunes Is Suing Twitter Users Including "Devin Nunes' Mom," "Devin Nunes' Cow"  

Our favorite California GOP Congressman Devin Nunes is in the news again, this time for suing Twitter for what he insists is anti-conservative bias, according to Fox News. Nunes will sue the company for $250 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages. The suit also targets several individual…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Congress, California, Social Media, Gop, Lawsuits, Jack Dorsey, Devin Nunes, Anti Conservative Bias, Devin Nunes Mom Devin Nunes Cow, Fox News Nunes

Here's a running list of all the ways climate change has altered Earth in 2019

Earth is now the warmest it's been in some 120,000 years. Eighteen of the last 19 years have been the warmest on record. And concentrations of carbon dioxide -- a potent greenhouse gas -- are likely the highest they've been in 15 million years. The consequences of such a globally-disrupted climate are many, and it's understandably difficult to keep track. To help, here's a list of climate-relevant news that has transpired in 2019, from historically unprecedented disappearances of...
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Disease may be killing California desert bighorn sheep

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A new survey has found a sharp decline in desert bighorn sheep in Southern California, and biologists suspect the cause is a disease contracted from domestic animals. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says a survey earlier this month counted 60 bighorns in the Mount San Gorgonio region east of […]
Tags: Science, News, California, Ap, Nation, Southern California, Riverside Calif, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Mount San Gorgonio

California science exhibit explains the dog-human friendship

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Did people domesticate dogs or was it the other way around? And why do these two species seem to think so much alike, act so much alike and get along so well? The California Science Center has spent the past five years sniffing out the answers to those and hundreds of […]
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Deadly 2017 wildfire found sparked by So. California Edison power lines

The devastating Thomas Fire that killed two people and destroyed more than 1,000 structures northwest of Los Angeles in December 2017 was sparked by power lines owned by Southern California Edison Co, fire officials said on Wednesday. An investigation of the fire's origins found that high winds blew Edison power lines into one another, creating an electrical arc that "deposited hot, burning or molten material" into dry vegetation on the ground, setting off the blaze, the Ventura County Fire Dep...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Edison, Ventura County Fire Department, Southern California Edison Co

California jury orders J&J to pay $29 million in latest talc cancer trial

The verdict, in California Superior Court in Oakland, marks the latest defeat for the healthcare conglomerate, which faces more than 13,000 talc-related lawsuits nationwide. J&J said it was disappointed with the verdict and would appeal, citing "serious procedural and evidentiary errors" in the course of the trial. The New Brunswick, New Jersey-based company denies that its talc causes cancer, saying numerous studies and tests by regulators worldwide have shown that its talc is safe and asbest...
Tags: Science, California, Oakland, New Brunswick New Jersey, California Superior Court

Could a Cell Tower Near Your Kid's School Cause Cancer? These Parents Think So

After a fourth child at a California elementary school is diagnosed with cancer, parents are demanding the district move a cell tower away from the campus.
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As wildfires devour communities, toxic threats emerge

As an uncontrollable wildfire turned the California town of Paradise to ash, air pollution researcher Keith Bein knew he had to act fast: Little is known about toxic chemicals released when a whole town burns and the wind would soon blow away evidence. It was the second time Bein says he was unable to gather post-wildfire research in a field so new public safety agencies have not yet developed procedures for allowing scientists into restricted areas.
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PG&E spared criminal charges in deadly 2017 California wildfires

An investigation into fierce wildfires that swept Northern California's wine country in 2017, killing 46 people, found no basis to criminally charge PG&E, the utility whose power lines helped spark the conflagration, prosecutors said on Monday. The decision, which leaves the company potentially liable for billions of dollars in civil damages, capped a review by the district attorneys of Sonoma, Napa, Humboldt and Lake Counties, as well as the state attorney general's office, according to a join...
Tags: Science, California, Northern California, Lake Counties, Pacific Gas Electric Company, Sonoma Napa Humboldt

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