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3.8 earthquake shakes San Francisco

A short 3.8-magnitude earthquake shook the San Francisco Bay Area Monday afternoon. The quake occurred at a depth of 13.6 km (8.5 miles) and was centered between Pacifica and San…

Do wind farms drive local warming?

Using decades-old data researchers have proven a long-suspected effect of wind turbines: under certain conditions large-scale wind farms can change local weather. Temperatures recorded from a wind farm in San…

Jumbo squid explosion

Jumbo squid are back in the waters of Southern California and anglers are seeing an uptick in business, reports the Los Angeles Times. The newspaper notes that more than 1,000…

The secret life of a Californian pest

"Waka, waka." The acorn woodpecker is best known for its chortle, which may have inspired Woody the Woodpecker's iconic laugh. But many California residents say there's nothing funny about the…