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A Cessna plane, making continuous observations of carbon dioxide, flying over an Atmospheric Radiation Measurement tower used by the Energy Department near the town of Lamont, Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Roy Kaltschmidt, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.)

Study: US spewing 50% more methane than EPA says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is spewing 50 percent more methane — a potent heat-trapping gas — than the federal government estimates, a new comprehensive scientific study says. Much of it is coming from […]

11/25/2013

18-foot-long oarfish, found by instructor of the Catalina Island Marine Institute. (Photo credit: Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) and Catalina Sea Camp)

Parasites found in Calif. ‘sea serpent’ dissection

  SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — One of two oarfish found in Southern California waters earlier this month had a host of parasites living in its giant, serpent-like body. Scientists from the University of California, […]

10/29/2013

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

This photo released courtesy of the Catalina Island Marine Institute taken on Sunday Oct. 13, 2013 shows the crew of sailing school vessel Tole Mour and Catalina Island Marine Institute instructors holding an 18-foot-long oarfish that was found in the waters of Toyon Bay on Santa Catalina Island, Calif. A marine science instructor snorkeling off the Southern California coast spotted the silvery carcass of the 18-foot-long, serpent-like oarfish. (AP Photo/Catalina Island Marine Institute)

18-foot-long sea creature found off Calif. coast

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A marine science instructor snorkeling off the Southern California coast spotted something out of a fantasy novel: the silvery carcass of an 18-foot-long, serpent-like oarfish. Jasmine Santana of the Catalina Island Marine […]

10/15/2013

Soccer player charged for shoving referee

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) – A University of California, Santa Barbara soccer player is facing a criminal charge for shoving a referee and he’s been cut from the team. A county prosecutor says 23-year-old Peter […]

11/01/2012

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