Climate change brings new evidence of cold cases

Over the past two decades, Lake Mead, the nation’s largest reservoir, has fallen 180 feet and is now less than 30 percent full, according to the US Bureau of Reclamation. The water level has fallen so low, shocking discoveries have been made, and some believe it is only the beginning. In May, low water levels … Read more

California’s plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions and achieve carbon neutrality draws criticism

Sacramento, California — Heat waves and droughts sweeping through California have highlighted the urgent need to cut fossil fuel use and remove greenhouse emissions from the air, a senior state official said Thursday as discussions begin over a new proposal for how the state could meet ambitious climate goals. “I think every Californian knows today … Read more

Biden unveils immigration plan, capping division-ridden Americas summit

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and his Western Hemisphere colleagues on Friday rolled out a new set of measures to tackle the regional migration crisis in a bid to salvage the divided Summit of the Americas. Biden aides had touted the immigration declaration as a cornerstone of the Summit of the Americas … Read more

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s popularity in the UK has hit an all-time low ahead of the Queen’s platinum jubilee

Harry and Meghan’s popularity has plummeted to an all-time low, according to a new poll – just days before the couple are due to fly from California for the Queen’s Jubilee. The research, which YouGov conducted on 1,692 adults earlier this month, asked whether they had a positive or negative opinion of the duke and … Read more

Explainer: how cities in the West get water in the midst of drought

As drought and climate change tighten their grip on the American West, the sight of fountains, pools, gardens, and golf courses in cities like Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Boise, and Albuquerque can be disturbing at first glance. However, Western water experts say they are not necessarily a cause for concern. Over … Read more

Gas Prices: A gallon of gas costs more than the federal minimum wage in these locations

Motorists across the United States grapple with gasoline prices hitting new highs almost daily, but the pain is not evenly distributed across the country. Take, for example, a handful of locations where a gallon of regular fuel now costs the same as the $7.25 federal minimum wage. It’s a painful threshold that pump prices have … Read more