The majority of products we purchase — from cars to clothing, computers to smartphones, even lots of foods — are manufactured (or grown) through a vast global production process.
Wildfire season is upon us, as California and other bone dry western states brace for what is all but guaranteed to be another flammable summer.
A Supreme Court decision last month made clear that housing discrimination continues to be a serious civil rights issue.
Welcome back to fire season. Oh how we missed ye! The National Interagency Fire Center is once again predicting above normal wildfire activity this season across large swaths of California and Arizona. Risk is also high throughout Washington, Oregon and the northern half of Idaho.
Large stretches of California’s Central Valley are sinking fast, and it’s no mystery what the culprit is: groundwater pumping. Groundwater accounts for about 60 percent of the state’s water supply in dry years, with most of that used by agriculture, according to the state Department of Water Resources.
In the sage words of Alice Cooper: “School’s out for summer ” (if not forever). And that means millions of young people around the country are suddenly on the job hunt, flooding the labor market to make a quick buck in the dog days of summer.
“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” OK fine, so Mark Twain may never have actually said it himself. But the statement stands nonetheless.
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday (June 2) approved legislation scaling back the federal government’s broad surveillance of American phone records.
“Millennials are more narcissistic than boomers and gen Xers were at the same age,” said Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University and the author of several books on narcissism. Do you think teens today are more narcissistic than previous generations?
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