Scripps Institution of Oceanography

This Friday Oct. 18, 2013 image provided by Mark Bussey shows an oarfish that washed up on the beach near Oceanside, Calif. This rare, snakelike oarfish measured nearly 14 feet long. According to the Catalina Island Marine Institute, oarfish can grow to more than 50 feet, making them the longest bony fish in the world. (AP Photo/Mark Bussey)

California ‘sea serpent’ was egg-carrying female

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 14-foot oarfish that washed ashore in Southern California last week was ready to become a mommy. The serpent-like fish — one of two discovered along the coast last week — […]

10/22/2013

Smoke pours from a chimney at a cement plant in Binzhou city, in eastern China's Shandong province. (AP Photo)

What 95% certainty of warming means to scientists

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top scientists from a variety of fields say they are about as certain that global warming is a real, man-made threat as they are that cigarettes kill. They are as sure about […]

09/24/2013

A stream runs through snow covered banks near the site of the Department of Water Resources snow survey at Echo Summit, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Climate change is impacting California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coastal waters off California are getting more acidic. Fall-run chinook salmon populations to the Sacramento River are on the decline. Conifer forests on the lower slopes of the Sierra Nevada have […]

08/08/2013

New earthquake study

LA JOLLA (CNS) – Scientists have discovered the mechanism in fault lines that can increase the magnitude of earthquakes, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography announced today. The study, to be published in Thursday’s edition of […]

08/29/2012

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