The Valley Fire in Lake County, which started Saturday and spread into neighboring Napa and Sonoma counties, had already scorched at least 61,000 acres as of Monday morning (September 14), destroying hundreds of homes and causing mandatory evacuations throughout the region.
The hundreds of thousands of refugees streaming into Europe this summer are a small fraction of the total displaced population around the world.
The number one goal (from the U.S. perspective) is to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Iran has agreed to restrict many of its nuclear programs, and allow international inspectors access to sensitive sites. In return, the U.S., the European Union and the United Nations will lift economic sanctions that have helped cripple Iran’s economy over the past ten years.
As of September 3, U.S. wildfires have burned nearly 8.5 million acres since the beginning of the year, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
The poolside serenity of this three-day weekend masks the often forgotten turbulent history that led to the establishment of Labor Day.
Rampant overfishing in the world’s oceans has led to a dramatic decline in big “predatory” fish populations — especially those really tasty ones we enjoy eating, like tuna and cod — while creating an overabundance of small fish.
Ferguson and Baltimore are the most recent of the nearly 70 police departments investigated by the Justice Department for police brutality, racial bias and other civil rights violations.
Over the past 20 years, in-state tuition at both the University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) has more than tripled.
A 4.0 earthquake, centered in the Oakland Hills just north of Piedmont, rattled much of the East Bay and other areas of the central Bay Area Wednesday morning, jolting thousands of residents out of bed.
The Federal government is setting new guidelines aimed to improve school climate by transforming discipline practices and policies. What does discipline looks like at your school? Are you more likely to change your behavior after receiving negative punishment or reinforcement and rewards for taking positive steps?
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