| Oct 27, 2013
In the late 1930s, in response to a pair of deadly floods, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to control the unruly Los Angeles River, which had, over millenniums, shifted its course innumerable times on...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:58 AM
The carcass of a 14-foot oarfish that washed ashore in Oceanside was cut into sections and taken away by scientists for examination.
Oceanside police responding to Friday's discovery contacted SeaWorld, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the ...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 12:08 PM
A 14-foot oarfish carcass found Friday on a Oceanside beach was taken away by scientists for possible study.
Oceanside police responding to Friday's discovery contacted SeaWorld, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the National Oceanic and...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:19 AM
It's been the week of the oarfish along the Southern California coast.
A 14-foot oarfish carcass was discovered Friday by a snorkeler off the beach in Oceanside. Earlier in the week, an 18-foot oarfish was found dead off Catalina Island.
| Oct 17, 2013
The prospect of restoring the Los Angeles River as wildlife habitat, recreation opportunity and civic amenity may have once sounded like a whimsical notion whipped up on the spur of the moment by a handful of dreamers. If it ever was, it's certainly not...
| Oct 1, 2013
Re "Experts set threshold for climate-change calamity," Sept. 28
Twenty-five years to reach the climate-change tipping point sounds like a long time. But the truth is it will take all of that time, and more, to rebuild our fossil fuel-based energy...
| Sep 25, 2013
Re "What's this global warming 'hiatus'?," Sept. 23
I'm not a climate scientist and will not attempt to argue the interpretation of the data presented in this piece, but I do know what the word "hiatus" means: merely a lapse in continuity — in...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:23 PM
Ruth Patrick, a scientist whose research on freshwater ecosystems led to groundbreaking ways to measure pollution in rivers and streams, has died. She was 105.
Patrick, recipient of dozens of the nation's top science awards including the National...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 5:28 PM
BOULDER, Colo. — Clancy Philipsborn stood on the banks of Boulder Creek examining the flood-level marker he helped erect. The 18-foot stone and glass tower was a bit damaged but still standing.
"This piece of granite broke off," he said, running...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
MEXICO CITY — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is making an expanded push for more territory in the Caribbean Sea, appealing to international jurisprudence and rankling many of his neighbors.
Colombia was especially vocal, calling Nicaragua's...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:37 PM
A week after torrential rains forced massive flooding across eastern Colorado, the huge volume of water is moving east -- literally rolling down the river toward Nebraska.
Even as Colorado continues to deal with the aftermath of its flooding disaster,...