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El Niño Could End Drought Conditions In California

It 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.

03/06/2014

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No Danger In Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Despite Fukushima Disaster, USC Professor Says

A 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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/08/2014

British adventurer Sarah Outen rows her ocean rowing boat 'Serendipity' in preparation ahead of her charity attempt to row solo across the Indian Ocean from Perth to Mauritius this Saturday, on March 13, 2009 in Perth, Australia. Outen is set to embark on the 3,100 mile journey to become the first woman, and youngest and fastest person, to make the crossing. She is rowing in aid of Arthritis Care in memory of her late Father. (credit: Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Woman Becomes First To Row Solo From Japan To Alaska

A 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.

09/24/2013

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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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/13/2013

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Coastal Cities Brace For First King Tide Event of 2013

Oceanfront 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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/10/2013

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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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/21/2012

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NASA Launches X-Ray Telescope Over Pacific Ocean

NASA 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.

06/13/2012

Small Earthquake Strikes Off Channel Islands

A small earthquake struck in the Pacific off the Southland coast Tuesday, according to a preliminary report from the U.S Geological Survey.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/03/2012

The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) was deployed from the Space Shuttle Discovery in September 14, 1991 in space. According to NASA, the 12,500 pound satellite will fall from orbit into earth's atmosphere anytime starting Friday, September 23, 2011.  (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/23/2011

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Some LAX Flights Allowed To Leave Life Rafts Behind

Rachel 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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/21/2011

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California Gray Whale Sighting Off Coast Of Israel Prompts Climate Change Concerns

The sighting of a gray whale off the coast of Israel has scientists concerned about what it could mean for climate change.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/30/2011

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Appeals Court Blames LA County For Ocean Pollution

A 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.

03/11/2011

Sky 2 caught the trail of an apparent missile launch over the coast of California. (credit: CBS)

Pentagon Can’t Explain ‘Missile’ Contrail Over SoCal Sky

The Pentagon Tuesday said it was trying to determine if a missile was launched Monday off the coast of Southern California and who might have launched it.

11/09/2010