Hot Records Fell Twice as Often as Cold Ones in Past 20 Years, AP Analysis Shows — KTLA

Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold, a new Associated Press data analysis shows. The AP looked at 424 weather stations throughout the Lower 48 states that had consistent temperature records since 1920…

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2 Mountain Lion Kittens Rescued After Being Found in Half Moon Bay Neighborhood — KTLA

Two mountain lion cubs found in a Half Moon Bay neighborhood were picked up this week, authorities said. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a tweet that its personnel rescued the animals and took them to the Oakland Zoo for treatment.

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Earth’s Warming Climate Means More Heavy Rainfall Over Short Periods of Time, Scientists Say — KTLA

When he took the job 15 years ago, Horry County Emergency Manager Randy Webster figured his biggest disasters would be wind and surge rolling over his county’s beaches, South Carolina’s top tourist destination. Instead, his worries have shifted inland, where rivers overflowing their banks have caused two massive floods in three years…

via Earth’s Warming Climate Means More Heavy Rainfall Over Short Periods of Time, Scientists Say — KTLA

GV invests in Dandelion Energy after geothermal heating/cooling startup spun out from Alphabet — 9to5Google

Projects in the X Moonshot Factory often graduate to independent companies within the Alphabet umbrella. Other times they leaves the research lab without any affiliation, as was the case with Dandelion Energy. GV and Comcast Ventures today announced a $16 million investment in the geothermal-based home heating and cooling solution. more…

via GV invests in Dandelion Energy after geothermal heating/cooling startup spun out from Alphabet — 9to5Google

NorCal Family Defends Decision to Fatally Shoot Young Mountain Lion After the Killing Sparks Outcry — KTLA

The fatal shooting of a young mountain lion in Northern California that was part of a research project has set off angry criticism and left a family defending its actions. The Press Democrat reports Tuesday the mountain lion was trapped last week and fitted with an electronic collar as part of an Audubon Canyon Ranch research project.…

via NorCal Family Defends Decision to Fatally Shoot Young Mountain Lion After the Killing Sparks Outcry — KTLA

18 Million Trees Died In California Since End Of Drought — CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Eighteen million trees have died in California since the fall of 2017, even as the state emerged from a years-long drought, according to the USDA Forest Service. Federal and state officials say that tree mortality in the state has actually slowed since the drought was declared over in 2017-2018…

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