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Students jump at chance to see wild, weird, wonderful frogs at Aquarium of the Pacific

By Brennon Dixson-Archer Special to the Press-Telegram|

Bear visits Monrovia, gives police the slip

MONROVIA >> A bear lumbered through yards and city streets early Friday morning before officers lost track of it. Authorities don’t know if it’s the same bear that

By Ruby Gonzales|

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  • Environmental policy

    Europeans making sales pitch to Trump on climate accord

    TAORMINA, Italy — European leaders have mounted a last-ditch effort to stop President Donald Trump from abandoning the Paris climate accord, using multiple meetings this week to sell the American leader on the global agreement to reduce carbon emissions. French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Trump at length about the climate deal during a meeting Thursday in Brussels. At the Vatican earlier in the week, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin made his own pro-Paris...

    By JULIE PACE and COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press|

  • Wildlife

    Surfers think twice as more great white sharks swim near Southern California shores

    Surfers throughout Southern California have a decision to make this weekend — enjoy some good waves (a small swell is coming), and warming weather, or sit on the sand. But the presence of many sharks at many local beaches is making that usually easy question hard. Some surfers argue that sharks have always been out there. And they say news of a recent near-fatal shark attack near San Onofre, and video showing about 15 sharks spanning from San Onofre to Doheny state beaches...

    Laylan Connelly
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  • Environmental concerns

    Rancho Cucamonga gas leak, now in 2nd week, is killing trees, residents say

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Residents say a natural gas leak has held a Rancho Cucamonga neighborhood hostage for 11 days, and the Southern California Gas Co. hasn’t really explained to homeowners what’s going on. “I asked the man tonight checking the underground gas levels where the levels were in my backyard,” Trudy Usatorres, 59, of Rancho Cucamonga said Wednesday night. “He said he was not authorized to tell me.” • Photos:

  • Entertainment

    How oddities of evolution come to life in ‘Extreme Mammals’ at Natural History Museum

    Weighing 20 tons and standing 14 feet hight, the Indricotherium is the largest land mammal ever discovered. It lived around 20-30 million years ago in the forests of Central Asia. The massive plant eater is now temporarily living at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County as the star of a new exhibition called “

    Richard Guzman
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  • Coastlines and beaches

    Strange sight: Thousands of tiny clams cover the coast after erosion in Newport Beach

    Surfer John Bautista was out checking the waves north of the Newport Pier on Wednesday, May 17, when he saw an unusual sight: Newport’s normally sandy beach was covered with thousands of tiny clams. “It was beautiful to see, but I was like ‘what’s up with those guys, why aren’t they in the water?’” he said, noting they were the size of a thumbnail. Newport Beach lifeguard Brent Jacobsen said it’s a sight that happens some...

    Laylan Connelly
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  • Automotive accidents

    Bear euthanized after it’s struck on 210 Freeway in La Verne

    LA VERNE >> A female bear had to be euthanized after it was hit by a vehicle Monday morning near the eastbound 210 Freeway near Foothill Boulevard, according to the operations manager at the Inland Valley Humane Society in Pomona. “After conducting some X-rays, we learned she had several fractures and a dislocated leg,” said James Edward, operations manager at the Humane Society. “The difficult decision was then made.” A California Department of...

    Beatriz Valenzuela
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  • Air pollution

    Global tailpipe tests vastly underestimate diesel pollution

    WASHINGTON >> Pollution from diesel trucks, buses and cars globally is more than 50 percent higher than levels shown in government lab tests, a new study says. That extra pollution translated to another 38,000 deaths from soot and smog in 2015, the researchers estimated. The work published Monday in the journal Nature was a follow-up to the testing that uncovered the Volkswagen diesel emissions cheating scandal. Researchers compared the amount of key pollutants coming out...

    By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press|

  • Environment

    Despite Trump orders, a Pasadena green group pushes California to save low-carbon rule

    A Pasadena-based green transportation organization fired the first shot in what figures to be a fierce battle over California climate change regulations that sharply differ with policy positions taken by the Trump Administration. In an effort organized by Calstart, about 155 companies signed a letter last week in support of the state’s controversial low-carbon fuel standard, a cap and market-based program that requires incremental reductions in the carbon content of...

    Steve Scauzillo
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  • Alternative and sustainable energy

    Experimental project off Catalina Island aims to make fuel out of kelp

    Lines of kelp, floating along the waves of the Pacific with help from drone-powered submarines, harvested, processed and turned into biofuel — that’s the vision some researchers and bioenergy company officials are hoping to make a reality. Their goal is still a long way off, but it will start this year with a scaled-down test off the coast of Catalina Island. If successful, growing kelp in the ocean could help resolve the large-scale problem of diverting farmland or...

    Cynthia Washicko
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  • Environmental activism

    Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents try going after the money

    BISMARCK, N.D. >> Opposition to the Dakota Access oil pipeline has persuaded some banks to stop supporting projects that might harm the environment or tread on indigenous rights, but calling the divest movement a success might be a stretch. It doesn’t appear to be hurting the ability of energy companies to get financing and it doesn’t seem to concern lenders broadly. Yet pipeline opponents see victory in the fact that they have made financial institutions more aware...

    By BLAKE NICHOLSON Associated Press|

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