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  • Karen Joy Fowler wins 2014 PEN/Faulkner award for fiction

    Karen Joy Fowler wins 2014 PEN/Faulkner award for fiction
    Karen Joy Fowler is the winner of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner award for fiction with her novel "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves," it was announced Wednesday. Fowler's acclaimed novel tells the story of sharp-voiced woman raised by scientist parents who...
  • California snow levels improve but remain below normal

    California snow levels improve but remain below normal
    Late winter storms have improved the Sierra Nevada snowpack, but it is still only about a third of the norm for the date, officials report. The snowpack is up from 24% a month ago and the abysmal 12% measured in late January. At 61% of average,...
  • Maryland to overhaul healthcare exchange with help from Connecticut

    Maryland to overhaul healthcare exchange with help from Connecticut
    The board of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange voted Tuesday night to overhaul its troubled healthcare website by adopting the smooth-running technology platform developed by Connecticut. Maryland has spent about $125.5 million operating and building...
  • California water managers ease delta pumping limits

    California water managers ease delta pumping limits
    Officials announced Tuesday that they are temporarily waiving an endangered species protection to enable water managers to send more Northern California water south. The move comes as fishery agencies are under increasing political pressure to take...
  • EDD makes big improvements in phone service

    EDD makes big improvements in phone service
    SACRAMENTO — They're finally answering phones at California's beleaguered unemployment benefits agency. Four months ago, 9 out of 10 callers couldn't reach a live staffer at the Employment Development Department, according to official call logs....
  • Has the new U.N. report turned Bill O'Reilly into an environmentalist?

    Has the new U.N. report turned Bill O'Reilly into an environmentalist?
    Don't expect a wholesale rush on the part of climate change skeptics or deniers to embrace the idea that human beings are responsible for global warming. Expect instead a slow melting of resistance as scientists turn up the heat. You’d like to...
  • U.S. Navy credited with recovery of island night lizards

    U.S. Navy credited with recovery of island night lizards
    In what is being hailed as an environmental victory for the U.S. Navy, the island night lizard has been taken off the list of federally endangered species. An estimated 21.3 million night lizards occupy 21-mile-long San Clemente Island, one of the...
  • Climate change is here, now. Will the world act?

     Climate change is here, now. Will the world act?
    There's a new tone in the latest report on climate change from the United Nations' expert organization on the subject. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change doesn't just forecast the usual sweeping changes that are likely to occur as the planet...
  • Climate change is felt globally and risks are rising, U.N. panel says

    Climate change is felt globally and risks are rising, U.N. panel says
    Climate change is already affecting every continent and ocean, posing immediate and growing risks to people, an international panel of scientists warned Monday. The longer society delays steps to cut the release of planet-warming greenhouse gases, the...
  • China looks abroad for greener pastures

     China looks abroad for greener pastures
    BEIJING — When Ma Wenfeng was a boy, his father earned so little money growing wheat and corn that the family mainly ate mantou, a steamed bread that is a staple of the poor. The last thing he would have dreamed of was becoming a farmer. Now it is...
  • States that have struggled with healthcare sites consider lawsuits

    States that have struggled with healthcare sites consider lawsuits
    Enrollments in the nation's healthcare program have nearly concluded, but for states whose insurance exchanges have been crippled by technical problems, a difficult phase is just beginning: potential legal battles and a race to overhaul their systems...