Showing posts with label California. Show all posts
Showing posts with label California. Show all posts

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Climatologist sees intense drought punctuated by wet conditions as new normal

Stanford University climatologist Noah Diffenbaugh sees no contradiction in California, on the US West Coast, experiencing one of its wettest years on record right on the heels of a record-setting extended drought.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

'Big One' Coming? Small Quakes Pepper Southern California

Concerns that a violent earthquake will shatter Southern California were revived on New Year’s Eve after some 250 small earthquakes rattled a wide area southeast of Los Angeles.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

6.5-magnitude earthquake off the coast of California (local time: 06:49, Depth 10 km)

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook the ocean floor about 100 miles off the northern California coast Thursday morning, the US Geological Survey said.

Friday, November 04, 2016

California drought at lowest level in three years, report says

A rainier than normal October has erased drought conditions in the northern corner of California, and the state overall is in better shape than it has been in years, though forecasters warn a month of improvement won't correct five years of extreme drought in the state.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Salton Sea Fault: New fault discovered in earthquake-prone Southern California region

A swarm of nearly 200 small earthquakes that shook Southern California residents in the Salton Sea area last week raised concerns they might trigger a larger earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Southern California wildfire forces evacuation of 80,000 people

A massive wildfire in Southern California has grown into a major problem, authorities said Wednesday, and has now triggered a state of emergency and forced evacuations of more than 80,000 people.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Thousands evacuated as wildfire in northern California grows

Thousands have been evacuated and 10 homes have been destroyed as the Clayton Fire in northern California expanded.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Thousands Forced Out of Homes by 2 California Wildfires

Two large wildfires are raging in Southern California, threatening thousands of homes and forcing evacuations.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Southern California wildfire: Officials declare emergency; nearly 300 structures at risk

Government officials in California's Santa Barbara County declared an emergency Friday, stemming from a fast-moving wildfire that grew by nearly 3,000 acres in just a few hours.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Earthquake shakes California desert area (104 km NE of San Diego, local time: 01:04)

A moderate earthquake hit the Palm Springs area early Friday and was felt across parts of Southern California, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

El Niño blamed for sea snake found on S. California beach

For the first time in 30 years or so, a poisonous sea snake was found on a Southern California beach, drawn far north of its usual habitat by what experts think are the warming ocean waters caused by El Niño.

Friday, October 16, 2015

California hit by floods and mudslides. "A strong El Niño is in place and should exert a strong influence over our weather this winter."

Torrential rains struck southern California on Thursday triggering flash floods and mudslides. Several roads to the north of Los Angeles were badly affected as cars were swamped, forcing drivers to abandon their vehicles.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

DOT to Allocate $2 Mln for Roads Damaged by California Wildfires

US Transportation Department (DOT) will provide $2 million in federal emergency relief funds to help repair roads and bridges damaged by wildfires raging in northern California, a DOT statement said Tuesday.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Over 1,000 Homes Destroyed In California Wildfires

Two separate wildfires burning for the last two weeks have together destroyed over 1,000 homes in Northern California, reports the Arkansas Online. Authorities from Cal Fire, who are assessing the damage caused by this year’s drought-induced wildfires, say the count of homes destroyed by the wildfires have exceeded 1,000 this year.

Monday, September 14, 2015

N. California wildfires destroy hundreds of structures

Firefighters were battling 13 wildfires in California on Sunday, including the one around the northern towns of Middletown and Cobb, where hundreds of structures were destroyed.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Swarms of Killer Honeybees Continue March Across California

The Africanized honey bee is a hybrid created by crossbreeding in Brazil; the subspecies began its journey north when 26 bee swarms escaped from quarantine in 1957.

Friday, August 21, 2015

San Francisco's 4.0 Earthquake May Be Signaling the ‘Big One’ Coming Soon

A 4.0 earthquake on August 18 along the Hayward fault line in northern California has caused worry among some residents that the “big one” may be coming.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

California Fights Drought with 96 Million Black Plastic Balls (video)

In an effort to combat the brutal record drought that’s plaguing the US west coast, California has dumped 96 million four-inch plastic black “shade balls” into the 175-acre Los Angeles Reservoir in an attempt to keep it clean and slow evaporation.

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