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  • Drought continues to plague much of California; winds raise fire risk

    Drought continues to plague much of California; winds raise fire risk
    Dry, parched conditions continued for much of the state this week, while locally, strong Santa Ana winds increased the risk of wildfires. California received little precipitation with extreme to exceptional drought covering two-thirds of the state,...
  • Group sues to require sea-turtle trap doors in shrimp nets

    A conservation group has sued to make all shrimp nets include escape hatches to let sea turtles swim free. The government estimated in 2012 and 2014 that as many as 527,500 sea turtles get caught in shrimp nets every year and up to 53,600 of them die,...
  • Scat may contain clues to marine mammals' Southern California deaths

    Scat may contain clues to marine mammals' Southern California deaths
    Mark Lowry has collected sea lion and elephant seal scat from San Nicolas and San Clemente islands for more than three decades to track the long-term health of marine mammal life off the California coast. But the federal biologist's work has new meaning...
  • Scientists seek source of giant methane mass over Southwest

    Scientists are working to pinpoint the source of a giant mass of methane hanging over the southwestern U.S., which a study found to be the country's largest concentration of the greenhouse gas. The report that revealed the methane hot spot over the...
  • Scientists map Caribbean seafloor as part of 12-year project

    U.S. scientists on Tuesday completed a nearly two-week mission to explore waters around the U.S. Virgin Islands as part of a 12-year project to map the Caribbean seafloor and help protect its reefs. A team with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • Report: Climate changing from one generation to next

    Report: Climate changing from one generation to next
    Amid increasing accounts of climate change and projections of what's to come, one advocacy group is taking a generational approach: evaluating its effects on the last five generations of Americans. From baby boomers through today's Generation Alpha,...
  • No joke: Another day in paradise

    No joke: Another day in paradise
    Expect tons of sun, blue sky and pleasant temperatures on this April Fools' Day. And that's no joke. South Florida's Wednesday forecast calls for afternoon highs in the low 80s and evening readings in the upper 60s. There should be a few more clouds...
  • NOAA says Cook Inlet beluga numbers increased slightly

    The federal estimate of the number of beluga whales in Alaska's Cook Inlet increased slightly in 2014, but researchers conclude the population remains in danger of extinction. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists announced Monday...
  • Obama plan to fight seafood fraud met with praise — and criticism

    Obama plan to fight seafood fraud met with praise — and criticism
    The Obama administration's new plan to fight seafood fraud and illegal fishing is being met with praise — and some criticism — by local and national groups involved in the issue. The groups lauded the overall approach to address black market...
  • Number of abandoned, starving sea lion pups climbs

    Number of abandoned, starving sea lion pups climbs
    The California sea lion crisis has deepened as the number of abandoned, sickly pups continues to increase and the Pacific Ocean becomes warmer. To date, nearly 1,800 sea lions found stranded on California beaches have been admitted to rehabilitation...
  • Southern California could face above-normal rainfall in next 3 months

    Southern California could face above-normal rainfall in next 3 months
    After one of the driest Januarys ever in California, there may be a glimmer of hope for the parched state: There's a slight chance of above-normal rainfall for Southern California over the next three months and an even chance for the rest, according to...