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California's coastal marshes could be washed out to sea by 2110

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We could lose one of California's most defining, and important, ecological features by the end of the century, due to climate change.

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The father of the Internet sees his invention reflected back through a 'Black Mirror'

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The titans of Silicon Valley have a grand vision of the future. But they have a tendency to miss the downside of their inventions — think cybercrime and online harassment.

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7.2 earthquake slams Mexico

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The earthquake caused people to flee buildings and office towers in Mexico City, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake last September.

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Water use climbs in California enclaves as drought returns

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Overall water use is climbing in Southern California as that part of the state plunges back into drought, driving state and regional water managers as they consider permanently reinstating some watering bans and conservation programs.

Emissions from deodorant, bug spray may rival cars and trucks

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A new study finds volatile organic chemical emissions from many familiar household products have been underestimated in greater Los Angeles.

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Second bald eagle hatches near Big Bear

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The first fluffy white chick made its on-camera debut when it poked its head out of the shell Sunday near Big Bear Lake east of Los Angeles.

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California officials set up invasive swamp rodent hotline

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Nutria can grow up to 2.5 feet, weigh 20 pounds and wreak destruction wherever they go. State authorities believed they were extinct but recent sightings have led to a call for the public to help.

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Bald Eagle eggs hatch in Big Bear Valley

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Two bald eagle eggs have hatched in Big Bear Valley. You can see the chicks, and the protective parent eagles, on a live Nest Cam.

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Can cannabis save us from the opioid crisis?

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A new study adds to a body of research suggesting medical marijuana may help reduce opioid deaths. But experts say ending the epidemic will take much more than pot.

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The 3.8-billion-mile photo

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NASA's New Horizons probe captured an image from 3.8 billion — yes, billion — miles away. It's the farthest from our planet an image has ever been made

No more 'voluntary' evacuations after Montecito mudslide

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Santa Barbara County officials said Thursday that the new terminology will be "pre-evacuation advisory," ''recommended evacuation warning" and "mandatory evacuation order."

La Niña is on its way out. What does that mean for California?

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The La Niña climate pattern is associated with drier weather in Southern California, but that doesn't mean that things are going to get wetter if it goes away.

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California Assembly opposes offshore drill plan

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Assemblywoman Monique Limón, a Santa Monica Democrat who sought the resolution, cited previous offshore spills that have tarred the state's picturesque coastline.

California may have a way to block Trump's offshore drilling push

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In the 1980s, California towns used local zoning rules to block offshore oil and gas drilling. State lawmakers are considering a similar strategy to push back against the Trump administration.

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If we bring the good life to all, will we destroy the planet?

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A new study offers an intriguing way to calculate the answer. What does this mean for humanity?

WATCH: SpaceX successfully launches most powerful rocket in decades

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The private space company has launched the Falcon Heavy, a rocket more powerful than any other in use today. It's now bearing a roadster into an elliptical Earth-Mars orbit. Watch the video here.

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