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  • Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

    Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Navy hospital ship Mercy ordered to be ready to deploy to Philippines

    Navy hospital ship Mercy ordered to be ready to deploy to Philippines
    The Navy has ordered the San Diego-based hospital ship Mercy to prepare for possible deployment to the Philippines to assist in disaster relief operations. If the order to deploy is issued in the next few days, the Mercy would arrive in the...

    2011: A year of extreme weather, and the 10th-hottest on record

     
    2011 tied as the 10th hottest year on record. As delegates to more than 190 countries met for the COP 17 conference on climate change in Durban, the World Meteorological Organization warned that global temperature rises and extreme weather continued in...

    Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near Malibu

     
    A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Monday evening 32 miles from Malibu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:56 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

    Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near San Juan Bautista

     
    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Friday morning two miles from San Juan Bautista, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:53 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles. According to the USGS, the...