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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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NOAA: Drought Conditions May Be Headed For West Coast

A prolonged drought that has wreaked havoc on crops throughout much of America’s breadbasket may soon move closer to the Southland.

10/18/2012

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Charity Donates Albacore Tuna Used For Gov’t Research To Needy Families

A Southland charity defended its decision Monday to give away fish that had been previously used in government testing to feed those in need.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/05/2011

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