Lake Tahoe Summit Boasts Bipartisan Rhetoric, But Division Simmers

For a moment as columns of sunlight drifted through the pines with the cobalt surface of Lake Tahoe in the background, it seemed as though the partisan rancor so characteristic of this political moment might temporarily evaporate. But such congeniality was short lived, if it ever lived at all.

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Buttigieg Calls for Bipartisan Action on Climate Change

During his visit to Charleston Saturday evening, Pete Buttigieg called for bipartisan support to address climate change in the College of Charleston’s Bully Pit Series that allowed students as well as members of the public to ask questions of the youngest Democratic presidential hopeful in the race. 

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Surviving the Next Drought: It’s Political in California’s Central Valley

Growers in California’s Central Valley, famous for transforming patches of desert into the world’s most productive farmland, suffered more than any other during a recent stretch scientists mark as the Golden State’s driest since record-keeping began in 1895. The meager rain and snowfall between 2011 and 2015 forced some smaller farmers to give land back to nature or sell their remaining water supplies to bigger, wealthier farmers and developers.

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Gentle Giraffes Threatened With ‘Silent Extinction’

For most of his life as a Samburu warrior, Lesaiton Lengoloni thought nothing of hunting giraffes, the graceful giants so common a feature of the Kenyan plains where he roamed. But fewer amble across his path these days: in Kenya, as across Africa, populations of the world’s tallest mammals are quietly, yet sharply, in decline.

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