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El Niño Could End Drought Conditions In CaliforniaIt may happen later than Californians want, but a major climate system known as El Niño could have a big impact on the state’s drought.
No Danger In Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Despite Fukushima Disaster, USC Professor SaysA University of Southern California professor says there is no danger in eating Pacific Ocean-caught fish despite concerns about possible radiation contamination from Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.
Woman Becomes First To Row Solo From Japan To AlaskaA 28-year-old British adventurer became the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska, arriving late Monday at a small town in the Aleutian Islands after 150 days and 3,750 miles at sea.
4 Elephant Seal Pups Released Back Into Ocean After Weeks Of Rehabilitation Four elephant seal pups were released back into the Pacific Ocean Thursday after they were beached about two months ago.
Coastal Cities Brace For First King Tide Event of 2013Oceanfront cities are preparing for another day of ankle-deep seawater in low-lying communities as unusually high "king tides" are expected to pull the Pacific farther ashore than normal Thursday.
Authorities Amend Natalie Wood's Death Certificate Natalie Wood's death certificate has been changed to reflect some of the uncertainties and lingering questions surrounding the actress' drowning more than 30 years ago in the Pacific Ocean off Southern California.
NASA Launches X-Ray Telescope Over Pacific OceanNASA has a new X-ray eye in the sky. The space agency's latest X-ray telescope was boosted into orbit Wednesday to begin a two-year mission to search for black holes and other hard-to-see celestial objects.
Small Earthquake Strikes Off Channel IslandsA small earthquake struck in the Pacific off the Southland coast Tuesday, according to a preliminary report from the U.S Geological Survey.
Will Falling Satellite Hit California?Aerospace Corporation of El Segundo is on Satellite Watch and they suggest that falling six-ton satellite has a chance to hit the Western Pacific Ocean and Western US -- including California.
Some LAX Flights Allowed To Leave Life Rafts BehindRachel Abbott recently flew Southwest Airlines to San Francisco. Even though she took off from LAX over the Pacific, there were no life rafts on board, because the FAA does not require them.
California Gray Whale Sighting Off Coast Of Israel Prompts Climate Change ConcernsThe sighting of a gray whale off the coast of Israel has scientists concerned about what it could mean for climate change.
Appeals Court Blames LA County For Ocean PollutionA California appeals court has sided with environmentalists in a decision that blames Los Angeles County and its flood control district for sending polluted runoff into the Pacific Ocean.
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