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2014-05-16 09:15:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online UPDATE: May 16, 2014 (9:15AM CDT) The ongoing California wildfires have apparently claimed their first victim, as firefighters discovered a badly burned body in a transient encampment in Carlsbad, city officials confirmed on Friday. According to Erik Ortiz and Erin McClam of NBC News, the body was found in the area of Ambrosia and Calliandra. The individual has not yet been identified, and officials said that there were no...

Fires In Southern California Still Blazing
2014-05-15 03:24:45

NASA The single fire that ignited and split into nine separate fires still blazes in Southern California today. Firefighters are hoping for a break today (Thursday, May 15, 2014) but it doesn't look like luck may be on their side. Conditions continue to be bone dry with unseasonal heat (98-106 degrees) and the Santa Ana winds are kicking up and allowing these fires to easy jump fire lines. This particular fire started on Wednesday as a single fire and within a day is now nine separate...

2010-03-24 16:30:00

Economic impacts of plan to implement AB 32 likely to be small and positive SAN FRANCISCO, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California can grow its economy and reap immediate benefits from cleaner air while meeting air pollution reduction goals of its Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32), according to an economic analysis released today by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and reviewed by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The analysis shows the economic impacts of...

2009-05-19 07:46:54

New automobile efficiency standards expected from Washington Tuesday target every car on the road, a senior government official said. As the Obama administration raises the bar on fuel efficiency and automobile emission standards, every single category of car will be more efficient, the official told The Washington Post. The changes will include raising the mileage expectation of new cars from 25 miles per gallon to 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016, the Post said. But the implications run deep...

2008-10-17 06:00:14

By William M. Welch LOS ANGELES -- One wildfire is completely contained, and a second should be wrapped up this weekend if winds remain calm, fire officials said. The two fires -- which destroyed more than 50 homes, blackened more than 19,000 acres on the edge of the city and were blamed for two deaths -- eased up when strong, dry desert winds diminished. A red flag warning of dangerous fire conditions remained in effect for much of Southern California today as low humidity levels...

2008-10-15 09:00:18

Calmer winds have helped California firefighters battle twin fires in California's San Fernando Valley but another blaze has consumed more than 13,000 acres. The Santa Ana winds, which fed the Southern California wildfires, were expected to dissipate Wednesday but fire officials say the Santa Ana winds season has just begun and no rain is in the forecast anytime soon, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday. Fire officials blame the twin blazes for two deaths -- four people have died...

2008-10-15 08:00:00

By Oren Dorell Firefighters in the hills around Los Angeles hope a break in winds today will help them douse two major wildfires, one of which doubled in size to 10,000 acres Tuesday. Fire crews used hose lines and tools to keep the fire from reaching homes in the hill towns north of Los Angeles such as San Fernando, Granada Hills and Chatsworth, said Inspector Ron Haralson of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Helicopters and airplanes saturated brush and trees from the air "so when...

2008-10-14 09:00:06

Twin wildfires raced through acreage north of California's San Fernando Valley, killing at least one person and destroying 49 structures, officials said. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, warning residents that Santa Ana winds made the fires dangerous and unpredictable, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. Monday's death raised to three the total number of fatalities officials blame on the recent string of...

2008-10-13 21:00:20

The National Weather Service warned late Monday that brisk Santa Ana winds would continue to whip a pair of wildfires raging in northern Los Angeles. The two fires had consumed more than 10,000 acres and destroyed several homes in the San Fernando Valley and were blamed for two deaths as of late Monday afternoon. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon in Los Angeles and Ventura County where dry winds out of the northeast were expected to...

2008-06-25 12:02:33

To: LEGAL AFFAIRS EDITORS Contact: Matt Pawa, +1-617-233-3773 (cell phone); or Leslie Anderson, +1-703-276-3256, landerson@hastingsgroup.com, for Matt Pawa NEWTON CENTRE, Mass., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney Matt Pawa issued the following statement today: "Today, a federal district court in California entered an opinion and order denying the automobile manufacturers' latest attempts to invalidate the California Pavley law that regulates greenhouse gas emissions from cars....


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The California Current
2012-07-17 13:37:35

The California current runs north to south along the West Coast of the United States. This current has huge impacts on the weather along the west coast. Along California this current is responsible for extensive Marine Fog layers every day during the summer, especially when the land is warmer than the waters along the coast. Also in the California area this current keeps the coastal cities cooler such as San Diego. In the Northwest along the coast of Seattle this current is responsible for...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.