The Symbolic Seashell

2/8/2024 - By Krista Langlois Sabato Rodia was a beachcomber. Barely five feet tall, with a face as creased as a used map and eyes perpetually squinted against the sun, he spent untold days prowling the beaches and estuaries of Southern California with an old cement sack slung over his shoulder. As… SEE MORE
This composite image shows the progression of a total solar eclipse over Madras, Oregon, on Aug. 21, 2017. Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

The 2024 Total Eclipse & NASA

2/6/2024 - By On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States, providing an exciting and breathtaking opportunity for observation and science. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. People located in… SEE MORE

More than $42 million newly allocated to U.S. fishery disaster relief

2/5/2024 - By More than $42 million in federal fishery disaster relief is being allocated to help U.S. fishermen, from the hurricane-wracked Louisiana Gulf coast to Alaska’s Yukon River salmon communities. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced the disaster aid packages Monday for Alaska, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oregon and… SEE MORE

Clusters of Atmospheric Rivers amp up California Storm Damages

2/1/2024 - By LAURA CASTAÑÓN. When multiple atmospheric rivers hit California back-to-back, the economic damage from resulting rain and snowfall is three to four times higher than predicted from individual storms, a Stanford study finds. The insight could help water managers and disaster planners better prepare for future impacts of climate change.… SEE MORE