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  • Colorado Floods Bad, But The Bigger Story Was The Rain

    Boulder, Colorado. Both of these names derive from torrential river flows. So why the media hysteria about the floods there last month? The city of Boulder was named for Boulder Creek, which was named for the abundance of large boulders. How did they...
  • Why 10,000 walruses crammed onto this barrier island

    Why 10,000 walruses crammed onto this barrier island
    Call it the Great Walrus Haulout of 2013. Look closely at the picture above and you'll see an estimated 10,000 walruses (Odobenus rosmarus) that have hauled their great girth out of the water and onto a small barrier island in northwestern Alaska to...
  • 3 steps to prepare for the next disaster

    As a "sudden wealth" financial planner, I take great pride in helping others determine where they are going and how to get there. I consider myself an eternal optimist. In my mind, the glass is not half empty or half full -- it is well on its way to...
  • Ask Kim: How do I get my insurance claim paid after a storm?

    Ask Kim: How do I get my insurance claim paid after a storm?
    Q. What steps can I take to help get my homeowners insurance claim paid quickly if my house is damaged by a storm? A. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that this year's hurricane season (which begins on June 1) could include up...
  • Climate change ice-capped

    There is a tradition in politics that is similar to one in the legal profession: When evidence supports your position, make your argument based on the evidence, but when it argues against your position, ignore the evidence and appeal to emotion. The...
  • The worst of Hurricane Sandy brought out our bipartisan best

    Hurricane Sandy may have been downgraded from Category 2 after it barreled through the Caribbean, but it sure didn't feel like it. What was unmistakable, though, was how quickly and completely Sandy downgraded our election. What had been a Category 5...
  • In Long Beach, drafting a blueprint for exploring the world's oceans

    In Long Beach, drafting a blueprint for exploring the world's oceans
    More than a hundred explorers, scientists and government officials will gather at Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific on Friday to draft a blueprint to solve a deep blue problem: About 95% of the world's oceans remains unexplored. The invitation-...
  • Blue-footed boobies delighting California bird-watchers

    Blue-footed boobies delighting California bird-watchers
    Bird-watchers are intrigued and delighted that high-diving seabirds known as blue-footed boobies are being found across Southern California and as far north as Marin County in recent weeks. Blue-footed boobies, which rarely venture north of Imperial...
  • Mailbag: Peace trumps money on Fourth

    In Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Harper's commentary ("Time to add more freedom to the Fourth," Mailbag, Sept. 12), regarding his desire to have the ban on fireworks lifted in Huntington Beach, the very clear message he is sending is that he values money over the...
  • Mailbag: Fact-check before saying man-made warming is a myth

    Re. "Commentary: Global warming activism appears 'contrived," (Forum, Sept. 13): This opinion piece is so full of errors I don't even know where to start. First, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is not some bloated government panel of...
  • Radioactive tuna from Fukushima? Scientists eat it up

    Radioactive tuna from Fukushima? Scientists eat it up
    Marine biologist Dan Madigan stood on a dock in San Diego and considered some freshly caught Pacific bluefin tuna. The fish had managed to swim 5,000 miles from their spawning grounds near Japan to California's shores, only to end up the catch of local...