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LA County will experience triple the number of hot days by 2053, study says

Los Angeles County will experience triple the number of hot days per year by 2053, according to a new study.

The county, where a typical hot day is just under 94 degrees, gets about seven days that exceed that per year, according to the report released this week by the First Street Foundation, a nonprofit, climate-focused research organization...Read more

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NASA targets 13 landing sites on moon's south pole for human landing

ORLANDO, Fla. — NASA juggled light and dark to come up with 13 potential landing sites for the future Artemis III mission that will return humans to the lunar surface for the first time since 1972.

Key to the choices was being able to find locations that could support the duo of astronauts for 6 1/2 days on the surface with enough sunlight to...Read more

Tech companies chop hundreds of Bay Area jobs as layoffs mount

OAKLAND, California — Tech company layoffs are poised to eliminate hundreds of jobs in the Bay Area, an ominous new round of layoffs that might jolt the region’s primary economic engine.

Malwarebytes, Shift Technologies, Robinhood Markets and Rivian Automotive have notified the state’s labor agency that they have embarked on cutbacks that...Read more

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Federal officials announce $310 million in funding to combat 'megadrought'

IRVINE, Calif. — During a two-day swing through California, U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland toured the Syphon Reservoir Improvement Project in Irvine on Thursday morning before touting federal funding that will help the drought-stricken state.

Joined by Rep. Katie Porter, D-Irvine, and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille ...Read more

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Comedian Ricky Gervais joins animal rights group in call to move Rocky the coyote from forest preserve in Northbrook to Colorado wildlife sanctuary

CHICAGO — The push to move a coyote from its cage in a Cook County forest preserve to a wildlife sanctuary got a celebrity endorsement recently from comedian Ricky Gervais.

The British stand-up joined the international animal rights group In Defense of Animals in calling for Rocky the coyote to be moved from its “inhumane” captivity in ...Read more

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Where exactly will astronauts land on the moon? NASA is going to tell us

ORLANDO, Fla. — With NASA’s first Artemis mission to the moon set to launch before the end of the month, teams are gearing up for future missions with astronauts including just exactly where the next people to set foot on the moon will be leaving their footprints.

NASA has announced a news conference for 2 p.m. Friday to reveal potential ...Read more

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Commentary: Why banning hikes to the world's tallest tree will never work

The National Park Service is trying to preserve the world’s tallest tree by banning hikes to it. But this approach will never completely work since the location of the 380-foot redwood is an open secret. Instagrammers and the Guinness Book of World Records have made sure of that.

Still, the gargantuan tree — a coast redwood (Sequoia ...Read more

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Jim Rossman: How do you know when it is time for a new phone?

A question I get asked a lot is, “When do you know it is time for a new cellphone?”

A lot of possible answers to the question depend on what type of phone you have, how technical you are and the age of your current phone.

Obviously, some people don’t need to ask this question. They just always want to have the newest phone every year. ...Read more

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Gadgets: Proscenic T22 takes air fryers to the next level

Proscenic’s newly launched T22 Smart Air Fryer connects to your home Wi-Fi and cooks dinner on demand with a simple smart device command.

Air fryers are countertop appliances that cook foods from french fries to chicken wings and a whole lot in between. They are designed to cook more healthily and efficiently. The Proscenic T22 takes it up ...Read more

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'Xenoblade Chronicles 3' is just spectacular: review

There’s a unique commentary behind "Xenoblade Chronicles 3," and it grabs you from the very start. In the world of Aionios, soldiers are bred to be killed, and they live preset, finite lives. And when they do die, their deaths serve a purpose: Their souls power the machines driving the war on their respective sides.

"Xenoblade" lays all ...Read more

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Read this story on Gen Z trends or don’t. Either way, the intern writing this gets paid.

While the youngest Gen Z is 10 years old and the oldest is 25 years old, Gen Z has one thing in common: We are chronically online. I am living proof of this, as Gen Z slang terms are constantly worming their way into my everyday speech.

The TikTok comments section is a very interesting place. TikTok users of all ages are trauma bonding, using...Read more

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Apple targets Sept. 7 for iPhone 14 launch in flurry of devices

Apple Inc. is aiming to hold a launch event on Sept. 7 to unveil the iPhone 14 line, according to people with knowledge of the matter, rolling out the latest version of a product that generates more than half its sales.

The new iPhones will kick off a busy fall product season, which will also include multiple new Macs, low-end and high-end ...Read more

How data from period-tracking and pregnancy apps could be used to prosecute pregnant people

Many popular reproductive health apps are lacking when it comes to protecting users' data privacy, according to a new report highlighting the potential legal risk to people seeking an abortion.

After studying 20 of the most popular period-tracking and pregnancy-tracking apps, researchers from the nonprofit Mozilla Foundation found that 18 of ...Read more

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As talks on Colorado River water falter, US government imposes new restrictions

LOS ANGELES — After Colorado River Basin states failed to meet a deadline for emergency drought reductions Tuesday, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced new emergency water cuts for Arizona, Nevada and Mexico as the nation’s two largest reservoirs decline to perilously low levels.

The seven states that rely on Colorado River water were ...Read more

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As talks on Colorado River water falter, US government imposes new restrictions

LOS ANGELES — After Colorado River Basin states failed to meet a deadline for emergency drought reductions, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said it would continue to work with affected states and tribes to reach an agreement.

The seven states have been told to develop plans to drastically reduce water use by 2 million to 4 million acre-feet, ...Read more

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Chipmakers' pandemic boom turns to bust as recession looms

Even in an industry famous for its roller-coaster cycles, chipmakers are bracing for a particularly severe shift in coming months, when a record-setting sales surge is threatening to give way to the worst decline in a decade or more.

The semiconductor market enjoyed a massive run-up in orders during the pandemic, sending sales and stock prices ...Read more

As talks on Colorado River water falter, US government imposes new restrictions

After Colorado River Basin states failed to meet a deadline for emergency drought reductions, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said it would continue to work with affected states and tribes to reach an agreement.

The states have been told to develop plans to drastically reduce water use by 2 million to 4 million acre-feet, but talks have grown ...Read more

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'This is the front lines,' Bahamas Prime Minister says as he opens climate change summit

Almost three years to the day after powerful Category 5 Hurricane Dorian ripped though the northwestern Bahamas, leaving billions of dollars in damage, the island nation welcomed Tuesday delegates from 17 Caribbean countries and international financing institutions to a two-day high-level summit to address the climate crisis.

The historic ...Read more

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Rising seas are trouble for Charleston's booming community. This method may prevent disaster

CHARLESTON, S.C. — In Charleston, a place where street lines blur with sunny day tidal flooding and major storms dump enough water on downtown that one can kayak the deluge, Dale Morris is right at home.

After all, water — its function, resource and the very element that threatens to sink the historic city — is what made his career. For ...Read more

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The first farmed Chesapeake salmon versus the last of its sturgeon? Proposed Eastern Shore fish farm stirring concern

BALTIMORE — Could the Maryland’s first farmed salmon be a threat to the last of its sturgeon?

Lovers of the sturgeon, a species as old as dinosaurs that was once thought to have disappeared from the Chesapeake Bay, worry its fate could hinge on what happens with a massive salmon farm planned on the banks of a pristine Eastern Shore creek.

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