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North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists

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Wed, 03/14/2018 - 9:02pm

The sun won’t rise at the North Pole until March 20, and it’s normally close to the coldest time of year, but an extraordinary and possibly historic thaw swelled over the tip of the planet this weekend. Analyses show that the temperature warmed to the melting point as an enormous storm pumped an intense pulse of heat through the Greenland Sea.

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2 years after the gas leak above Porter Ranch, here’s what’s changed — and what hasn’t

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Wed, 03/14/2018 - 9:00pm

Thousands fled their homes after a massive gas leak sprung at the Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, ultimately spewing more than 100,000 metric tons of climate-altering methane into the atmosphere.

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Salvation Army Opens Its First Nonprofit Grocery Store To Combat Food Deserts

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Thu, 03/15/2018 - 5:58pm

The Salvation Army is adding healthy grocery shopping to its list of charitable endeavors.

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Tesla's plan in Santa Monica: a drive-in restaurant with electric-car charging stations

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Thu, 03/15/2018 - 5:55pm

Tesla Inc.'s Elon Musk recently mused about creating "an old school drive-in, roller skates & rock restaurant" in the Los Angeles area where people could eat while charging their electric cars.

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Microplastic Contamination Is Found in Most Bottled Water, a New Study Says

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Thu, 03/15/2018 - 5:50pm

Drinking from a plastic water bottle likely means ingesting microplastic particles, a new study claims, prompting fresh concerns — and calls for scientific research — on the possible health implications of widespread plastics pollution.