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Ocean Acidification


What is this threat and how can it affect our ocean world? What does it mean for organisms such as sea urchins? Dr. Gretchen Hofmann, Professor of Marine Biology at the University of California Santa Barbara, discusses her work with

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California King Tides Initiative: Glimpses into the Future of Rising Sea Levels


King Tides are the highest predicted high tides of the year.  Combined with winter storm events, these high water levels can show us how rising sea levels due to climate change might impact our communities in the future.  The California

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Sea Level Rise


One of the responsibilities of our guest, John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources, is to serve as the chair of the Ocean Protection Council which provides scientific research on a number of issues including sea level rise. And, according

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California Winter Rains: El Nino


NOAA is predicting an El Nino winter in California. Mark Jackson, Meteorologist in Charge, NOAA National Weather Service in Oxnard, California, discusses the cause and effect of an El Nino on California’s winter rains. (Photo courtesy of Jayme Laber/NOAA) For

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