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A construction worker walks beside the underground water tanks at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma in Fukushima prefecture, Japan on June 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Toshifumi Kitamura)

Radioactive water leaks at Japanese nuclear plant

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of Japan’s tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant said Tuesday that about 300 tons (300,000 liters, 80,000 gallons) of highly radioactive water have leaked from one of the hundreds of storage tanks […]

08/20/2013

Offshore oil drilling platform 'Gail' operated by Venoco, Inc., is shown off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif.  (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Calif. panel launches probe into offshore fracking

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California regulators have launched an investigation into offshore hydraulic fracturing after revelations that the practice had quietly occurred off the coast for the past two decades. The California Coastal Commission promised […]

08/15/2013

This image provided by NOAA, shows an octopus. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s ship Okeanos Explorer and its robotic sub  are providing live coverage of a expedition running until Aug. 16, 2013, off Nantucket, that is allowing other scientists and everyday people to follow along. Until now, the world of the deep sea floor has mostly been the province of scientists where a handful of researchers would huddle on a ship and watch the video from below, take notes, and two or three years later write a scientific paper.(AP Photo/NOAA)

A reality show with depth: Live ocean exploration

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Vicious fights! Stunning beauties! Surprises around every corner! Yes, it’s reality TV but with a lot more depth — as much as 10,000 feet. It’s live coverage of deep-sea exploration off […]

08/08/2013

Workers at a natural gas well site

Oil companies frack in coastal waters off California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Companies prospecting for oil off California’s coast have used hydraulic fracturing on at least a dozen occasions to force open cracks beneath the seabed, and now regulators are investigating whether the […]

08/03/2013

The Sierra Nevada mountain range in California

Study: Scientists name pesticides in Sierra frogs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Scientists have known for years that pesticides drift from California’s agricultural heartland and accumulate in frogs at the highest elevations of the Sierra Nevada. Now they have a better understanding of […]

07/26/2013

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Two cool ways to spend the weekend

Usually during summer I would say GET OUTSIDE but it is going to be hot, so here are two cool ideas for ducking into a air conditioned movie theater. #1.  Classic and Silent Movie Nights […]

07/19/2013

Site of Boeing 777 Asiana Airlines flight 214 that crashed while landing at the San Francisco International Airport. (National Transportation Security Board / AP Photo)

NTSB findings on SF plane crash at a glance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After departing from Shanghai and stopping in Seoul, Asiana Flight 214 makes its final approach into San Francisco International Airport following a 10-hour flight across the Pacific Ocean. A preliminary review […]

07/08/2013

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Pacific Hurricane Cosme strengthens off Mexico

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Cosme has strengthened in the Pacific Ocean well off the coast of Mexico. The hurricane had top sustained winds of 80 mph Tuesday afternoon, and forecasters say the storm will strengthen […]

06/25/2013

Waves in Malibu

Malibu fight involving Scottie Pippen investigated

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen was questioned Monday about a fight that occurred over the weekend between him and an autograph seeker outside a Malibu restaurant, authorities said. Pippen came […]

06/24/2013

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Intercontinental missile test-launched in Calif.

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from a California base on Wednesday, a month after the test flight was postponed because of tensions with […]

05/22/2013

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