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Scientists say this year's El Niño is currently stronger than it was during August of 1997, which is when what is considered to be the most powerful El Niño on record developed.  (Images courtesy NASA.gov)

Forecasters Warn Of Potential ‘Godzilla El Niño’

Forecasters are warning the Southland could be hit by what could be the strongest El Niño season on record later this year.

08/13/2015

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NASA’s EPIC Camera Captures Moon’s Stunning Illuminated ‘Dark’ Side

NASA has provided an exquisite view of the moon that will never be perceived from Earth.

08/05/2015

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NOAA: $9M For Projects To Mitigate Climate Change Threats

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is offering $9 million in grants to help coastal communities deal with extreme weather, changing ocean conditions and climate hazards.

05/26/2015

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Suspect Sought In Chlorine Poisoning Of 17 Sea Lions At OC Rehab Center

Laguna Beach police detectivessay a suspect trespassed onto the property of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center and introduced a large amount of chlorine into the water filtration system between 8 p.m. April 27 and 6 a.m. April 28.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/05/2015

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Rubio’s Climate Change Views Could Hurt 2016 Presidential Bid

The presidential hopeful has acknowledged that the climate is changing, but has expressed skepticism that it is being caused solely by humans.

04/14/2015

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Oxnard To Take Part In Tsunami Warning Test

The city of Oxnard will take part in a test of the tsunami warning communications system, authorities announced Tuesday.

03/24/2015

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Marine Crisis: Over 1,200 Sick Sea Lion Pups Stranded On California Beaches

A record number of sick sea lion pups have been found stranded on the beaches of Southern California, with an unprecedented 1,200 washing up in 2015 so far alone.

03/09/2015

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Scientists Say Weak El Niño Arrived, Not Expected To End Drought

No one noticed, but forecasters say El Niño has arrived.

03/05/2015

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SoCal-Based SpaceX Launches First-Ever Deep Space Mission For Private Company

After a pair of delays, SpaceX, the space transport company based in Hawthorne, California, successfully launched their Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday, propelling the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) deeper into space than the company had ever ventured before.

02/11/2015

In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in a long exposure a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory onboard launches from Space Launch Complex 2, January 31, 2015 in Vandenberg, California. SMAP is NASA's first Earth-observing satellite designed to collect global observations of surface soil moisture and its freeze/thaw state. SMAP will provide high resolution global measurements of soil moisture from space. The data will be used to enhance scientists' understanding of the processes that link Earth's water, energy, and carbon cycles. (credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

NASA’s SMAP Observatory To Improve Drought Prediction, Planning For Natural Disasters

Minutes before the sun dawned on the coast of central California on Saturday, NASA looked to the skies, and launched a critical part of its Earth Sciences mission into Low-Earth Orbit.

02/01/2015

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Study: Dirty Beaches Costing SoCal Beachgoers Millions Every Year

Southland residents may be losing millions of dollars every year by avoiding littered, local beaches in favor of choosing cleaner beaches that are farther away, according to a study.

08/22/2014

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NOAA Assembles Team To Investigate Ailing Sea Lion Pups

Radiation from Japan’s nuclear disaster is being looked at as one possible cause for what some experts are declaring an “unusual mortality event” after hundreds of ailing sea lion pups washed ashore in Southern California.

04/06/2013

Stranded Sea Lion Pup Hops Into Car On Busy San Diego Street

A motorist who thought he saw a dog in the middle of a busy street got quite a surprise when he pulled up to a baby sea lion Wednesday morning.

CBS Los Angeles–04/03/2013

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Feds Declare ‘Unusual Mortality Event’ After Sea Lion Deaths Off SoCal Beaches

Federal officials are declaring an “unusual mortality event” after hundreds of California sea lion pups have become stranded in Southern California

04/01/2013

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VIDEO: Starving Sea Lion Pups Mysteriously Washing Up On Southland Beaches

Scientists say nearly half of all the sea lion pups born in island rookeries off Southern California this season have died and hundreds of starving pups are washing up on beaches between San Diego and Santa Barbara.

03/29/2013

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