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A cyclist rides along recently installed temporary flood control walls along the L.A. River in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Feds: Still hope for El Nino drenching Southern California

WASHINGTON — Even though Southern California hasn't gotten the drought-busting rainy windfall…

 

Redwood City gearing up for El Nino

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association says the region might see strong…

 

In this undated handout photo provided by NOAA Fisheries, samples of sea water containing a brownish toxic algae sit in labeled jars aboard a research vessel off the Washington Coast.  (NOAA Fisheries via AP)

Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

SEATTLE — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast…

 

Gary Fabian/NOAAMultibeam sonar image at San Francisco's Golden Gate highlighting the shipwrecks City of Rio de Janeiro

Images released of S.S. City of Rio de Janeiro that sunk at Golden Gate

Three-dimensional sonar images and maps of a shipwreck near the Golden Gate…

Gary Fabian/NOAAMultibeam sonar image at San Francisco's Golden Gate highlighting the shipwrecks City of Rio de Janeiro
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via apA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration photo shows a new species of deep-sea white coral found by researchers off the coast of Sonoma County.

Scientists find new coral species off California

Scientists have discovered a new species of deep-sea coral in underwater canyons…

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via apA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration photo shows a new species of deep-sea white coral found by researchers off the coast of Sonoma County.
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Exploring 'graveyard of ships' near SF

GULF OF THE FARALLONES NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY — Federal researchers are exploring…

AP photo/NOAAIn this photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Eric Sun/S.F. Examiner file photoDavid Parsons

Record-breaking high temperatures in SF today

It's hella hot in San Francisco today, according to the National Oceanic…

Eric Sun/S.F. Examiner file photoDavid Parsons

Protected marine areas in Northern California may soon expand

Federal officials on Monday proposed more than doubling the size of two…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerJan Roletto examines Rodeo Beach for the Beach Watch program.

Beach Watch volunteers gather crucial info about Bay Area shorelines, and even oil spills

Rodeo Beach was nearly deserted when Jan Roletto strode out onto the…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerJan Roletto examines Rodeo Beach for the Beach Watch program.
Randy Pench/The Sacramento Bee via APPreparation: A new system to detect storm patterns in Northern California will help determine areas that are at risk of flooding.

Storm trackers aim to help mitigate weather risks

Scientists can predict storms such as the one that struck the Bay…

Randy Pench/The Sacramento Bee via APPreparation: A new system to detect storm patterns in Northern California will help determine areas that are at risk of flooding.