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As Mass Coral Bleaching Occurs More Frequently, Hopes For Recovery Fade, Study Finds

Published: 
Fri, 01/05/2018 (All day)

Mass coral bleaching events are happening far more frequently than in the past, giving some of the world’s most majestic and fragile ecosystems almost no time to recover, according to a new paper published Thursday in the journal Science.

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Southern California's water year has been nearly bone dry so far, making some history

Published: 
Wed, 01/03/2018 (All day)

Southern California is seeing one of its driest starts to the water year in decades, the National Weather Service said Wednesday.

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As bitter cold racks Northeast, California enjoys nation's warmest weather

Published: 
Thu, 12/28/2017 (All day)

Southern California reported the warmest temperatures in the nation on Wednesday and would probably do the same on Thursday and Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Preparing for a drier future along the Colorado River

Published: 
Fri, 12/22/2017 (All day)

After a 17-year run of mostly dry years, the Colorado River’s flow has decreased significantly below the 20th century average.

Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the country, now stands just 39 percent full. The level of the reservoir behind Hoover Dam has been hovering a bit above historic lows during the past year, helped by a bigger snowpack last winter and strides in water conservation.

But with scenarios of the reservoir falling to critical lows looking very possible in the coming years, managers of water agencies in California, Arizona and Nevada have signaled their interest in finalizing a deal under which they would take less water from Lake Mead in an attempt to head off severe shortages.

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Heartbreaking Video Shows Starving Polar Bear On Warming Canadian Island

Published: 
Fri, 12/08/2017 (All day)

A gut-wrenching video taken on Canada’s Baffin Island shows an adult polar bear that looks like little more than a bag of bones covered by slack fur. The bear is pulling his body across an iceless emptiness, desperately seeking food.