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  • GPS system can accurately predict post-quake tsunami, study finds

    GPS system can accurately predict post-quake tsunami, study finds
    When the magnitude 9 earthquake struck Japan more than two years ago, there were 1,200 global positioning system stations recording ocean floor movement in real time. None was linked to that nation’s tsunami warning system, which underestimated...
  • Carbon dioxide in atmosphere did not break 400 ppm at Hawaii site

    Carbon dioxide in atmosphere did not break 400 ppm at Hawaii site
    Carbon dioxide measurements in the Earth's atmosphere did not break the symbolic milestone of 400 parts per million at a Hawaiian observatory last week, according to a revised reading from the nation's climate observers. The National Oceanic and...
  • Volunteers pull tons (and tons) of trash from California waterways

    Volunteers pull tons (and tons) of trash from California waterways
    The Ocean Conservancy has run the numbers, and over the course of a single day in September 2012, more than 500,000 volunteers from across the globe collected 10 million pounds of trash from beaches and waterways. The top three most common items...
  • Earth's greenhouse gas levels approach 400-ppm milestone

    Earth's greenhouse gas levels approach 400-ppm milestone
    The ratio of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere is flirting with 400 parts per million, a level last seen about 2.5 million to 5 million years ago, according to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. The Institution this week...
  • The year 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record

    The year 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record
      The United Nation’s weather agency has confirmed that 2012 was the ninth warmest year since record keeping began in 1850, and the 27th consecutive year that global land and ocean temperatures were above average. Last year exceeded the global...
  • Walk along the L.A. River near Griffith Park

     Walk along the L.A. River near Griffith Park
    This is an unexpectedly verdant walk surrounded by urban sprawl, where the Los Angeles River, gradually being allowed to return to its natural state, is home to an amazing array of native fish, fowl, joggers and cyclists. 1 Begin your walk from the...
  • Pot farms wreaking havoc on Northern California environment

    Pot farms wreaking havoc on Northern California environment
    EUREKA, Calif. — State scientists, grappling with an explosion of marijuana growing on the North Coast, recently studied aerial imagery of a small tributary of the Eel River, spawning grounds for endangered coho salmon and other threatened fish. In...
  • Australia lawmakers deadlock on sending asylum-seekers elsewhere

     
    The horror of scores of desperate people fleeing their countries for Australia abroad rickety boats and drowning at sea has jolted Australia again. Something must be done to stop people from risking their lives, Australian politicians and pundits...
  • Food FYI: Caffeine levels rise in Pacific Ocean, scientists say

     
    Food FYI: Caffeine levels rise in oceans, scientists say...
  • California to see higher than average sea level rise, report says

     
    Sea levels along the California coast are expected to rise up to one foot in 20 years, two feet by 2050 and as much as 5 1/2 feet by the end of the century, climbing slightly faster than the global average and increasing the risk of flooding and storm...
  • On the watery trail in Mojave, Calif.

    On the watery trail in Mojave, Calif.
    People travel to the Mojave expecting arid crags, tortured landscapes and vast expanses. But water? Not so much. On a recent winter trip to the Mojave, I stumbled on a new desert lure: bubbling springs, creeks and even a river, the Amargosa. My husband,...