| Nov 7, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Tsunami debris don’t sound particularly threatening, unless a Texas-sized mass of it is headed toward the U.S. West Coast.
An inconspicuous map from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration posted in September sparked fears of a monstrous...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 1:57 AM
* U.N. nuclear watchdog to tour wrecked plant, assess
* Embattled utility has started removing fuel rods from
* Acknowledgement of radioactive water leaks triggered
By Mari Saito
TOKYO, Nov 25 (Reuters) -...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:30 PM
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been doing some serious myth-busting after news reports this week claimed a massive island of debris from the 2011 Japan tsunami was headed for the U.S. West Coast.
One problem: There is no...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A mountain lion killed last month by a motorist on the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills was a visitor from the north that would have brought new genetic material to the isolated cougar population in the Santa Monica Mountains, the National Park Service said...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:39 PM
At a recent state Coastal Commission hearing on a proposed seawater desalination plant in Huntington Beach, the debate was not about the merits of using the Pacific Ocean as a water source.
A parade of local elected officials and representatives of...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:55 PM
MEXICO CITY — While millions of Mexicans celebrated the Day of the Dead holiday in peace this weekend, violence erupted in numerous areas of the country as well, including a series of drug cartel-related gunfights Sunday in and around the border...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:42 PM
An exploding underwater volcano is causing a new island to form in the Pacific Ocean about 620 miles south of Tokyo, and you can watch a bit of its dramatic rise in the video above.
The video, showing thick plumes of steam and ash shooting out of the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:42 AM
If my wife and I are not traveling, almost without exception, I can be found at Friday evening Shabbat services at Congregation B'nai Israel, a Reform synagogue in Boca Raton, not as a rabbi but as a congregant. The service is a combination of traditional...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 10:03 AM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will study a remote island used as an airstrip in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands that is often littered with plastic debris, the first step in a process that could eventually place it on the list of the country&...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:38 PM
LOS CABOS, Mexico — "Cabo" generally is thought of as one destination at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, but in truth, there is no single "Cabo."
What sits at the rocky, sun-baked meeting of the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:28 PM
She's only 29 years old, but Misty Diaz has undergone 28 major surgeries.
Doctors have done everything from repairing her intestines to retethering her spinal cord and providing her with balance necessary to stand up without toppling over, tie her...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Jocelyn Chia and Andrea Han likely won’t have any concerns about the layout of River Ridge Golf Club when they step on to the venue’s greens again Monday.
The duo from the Crescenta Valley High girls’ golf team took to the par-72 course...