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...the researchers looked at the population of blue whales that are most visible while at feeding grounds off the California coast. They took into account recently released numbers of whales caught by Russian whalers, and used acoustic calls...

...lightning hit, the National Weather Service issued a statement noting the chance of thunderstorms off the Southern California coast Sunday. But lightning from such storms usually stays out over the ocean and doesn't make it to shore, said the...

...the fourth Dragon to bring back space station goods, with 3,500 pounds aboard; it came down off Mexico's Baja California coast.NASA is paying SpaceX and Virginia-based Orbital Sciences Corp. to make station deliveries. Orbital is next...
Great Alaska Quake shook up science

...took the brunt of the damage to the Lower 48. The small town sits about 20 miles south of the Oregon border on the California coast. Its locale on a point in the coastline makes it particularly susceptible to large waves. When the March 27 tsunami...
Lowry: John Kerry's phony climate war

...the late 1970s. That event had the same proximate cause as this one, a ridge of high pressure that sat off the California coast and diverted storms to the north. The more the climate changes, evidently, the more it stays the same.Climate...
Southern California firm invades northland to sell snowsleds

...Snowmobile Expo trade show. His purpose: to unveil a new snowmobile designed and built in Vista near the Southern California coast. Snow last collected on the ground in Vista -- for about half an hour -- during the Lyndon Johnson administration...
Branching out in Homer: Bikes, mushrooms, spoons just the beginning

...It's the bike thing," he said. Six times Glasgow has ridden his bike from Bellingham, Wash., down the California coast and over to Tucson, Ariz. That's how he would get to gem-and-mineral shows in Quartzite and Tucson. Round...
Capturing Juneau's essence

...She's documented mini-malls and freeways, photographed ice-fishing houses in Minnesota, shot surfers along the California coast and chronicled Bel-Air and Beverly Hills homes. She may be best known for a collection of portraits of the San...
Railroad says it should have been informed of house crossing tracks

...Airlines fund-raising auction to benefit a child whose mother died last January in the crash of Flight 261 off the California coast. A couple bought the house for $580 but didn't claim it after learning it would cost $20,000 to move, the...
No trash talk

...million tons remain floating, with an unknown amount likely to hit North Pacific Ocean shores from the northern California coast to Alaska.Gulf of Alaska Keeper, or GoAK, has done marine debris cleanups at Gore Point every summer since 2007...


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