| Apr 9, 2009
Frank Eddy pulled off his dusty boots and slid into a chair, taking his place at the dining room table where most of the critical family issues are hashed out. Spreading hands as dry and cracked as the orchards he tends, the stout man his mates call...
| Feb 15, 2008
Peering into the murky depths, Jane Lubchenco searched for sea life, but all she saw were signs of death.
Video images scanned from the seafloor revealed a boneyard of crab skeletons, dead fish and other marine life smothered under a white mat of...
| May 12, 2009
Ellen Revelle, a philanthropist and descendant of the Scripps publishing family who helped her oceanographer husband establish UC San Diego, has died. She was 98.
Revelle died Wednesday at UC San Diego's Thornton Hospital in La Jolla after a stroke,...
| Nov 22, 2008
Few things are more beautiful than aloes in bloom, and outside of our exquisitely adapted native flora, few plants are better suited to our arid climate than this most statuesque of succulents. Yet in the last half-century, aloes have fallen from fashion....
| Jun 6, 2008
| 10:21 PM
The Times' editorial series on food diplomacy explores the possibility that the United States could improve its global image and enhance national security by launching "a high-profile food diplomacy initiative planned, funded and executed for the...
| Jun 12, 2008
Rocks bigger than basketballs were pushed into the ocean off San Clemente this week to provide the foundation for a 150-acre reef for giant kelp -- a project scientists say is one of the largest and most advanced in the world.
The artificial reef, to be...
| Jul 11, 2009
George G. Shor Jr., the Scripps geophysicist whose study of the ocean floor helped lay the foundation for the theory of tectonic plates and continental drift, died July 3 at his home in La Jolla from complications following a series of strokes. He was 86....
| Jan 7, 1989
TOKYO -- Emperor Hirohito's 110-day struggle for survival ended today. The monarch who reigned for 62 years as Japan turned to authoritarianism and war, then collapsed in defeat and rose again in freedom and unprecedented prosperity, died of complications...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:54 AM
On Sunday, Oct. 6, Nicholas Harris was awarded the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America, the Eagle Scout. A special Court of Honor ceremony was held at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Hickory to recognize his...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Tropical coral reefs are long considered hotspots for fish biodiversity … but are they the hottest hotspots in the ocean?
According to a new study, maybe not.
An international research team that includes a professor and grad student from the...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Pasadena resident Bill Hubick and Jim Brighton of Easton stand on a wooden overlook at the edge of a shallow pond at Wooten's Landing Park in the Harwood area of southern Anne Arundel.
It's silent, except for animals. On a whim, Brighton asks Hubick...