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The Perseids are back for their 2019 show

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It's August, which means the spectacular Perseids meteor shower is upon us. That said, they're not going to be nearly as bright as they could be given the moon.

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Crumbling cliffs could become more common with climate change

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When you're laying on the beach, beware of the crumbling cliffs above you. They could be deadly.

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Years After The Gas Blowout, Recriminations Continue In Porter Ranch

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It’s been nearly four years since the smell and chemicals from a ruptured gas well at an underground storage field forced thousands of Porter Ranch residents to leave their neighborhood for months.

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As Climate Changes, Taxpayers Will Shoulder Larger U.S. Payouts To Farmers

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That's good for farmers but bad for taxpayers, who subsidize government-backed crop insurance. The fate of research that forecasts these costs is in doubt as economists and scientists leave the USDA.

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City Urges Residents To Make Neighborhood-Wide Plans For Earthquakes

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The City of L.A. wants residents to register for workshops that help neighborhoods prepare for earthquakes and other disasters.

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New Law Allows Use Of Personal Carryout Containers

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Festival-goers and restaurant patrons will soon be able to bring their own reusable containers to carry out their favorite foods and beverages.

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How A Grocery Store's Plan To Shame Customers Into Using Reusable Bags Backfired

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A Canadian grocery store put embarrassing slogans on plastic bags, such as "Wart Ointment Wholesale" and "Into the Weird Adult Video Emporium" to get customers to use reusable shopping bags.

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Why Wasn't There A ShakeAlert Message Before The Quake?

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The shaking in Los Angeles didn't reach the magnitude target to trigger the app. Officials say they'll lower the threshold for future quakes.

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Pasadena Fire Department Sprays Fire Retardant Ahead of July Fourth

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In an effort to prevent Fourth of July fireworks from sparking fires, the Pasadena Fire Department began its annual campaign of spraying fire retardant on areas covered with brush, starting with a slope near the Rose Bowl.

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Top Clean-Air Official Plans To Step Down From EPA Post Amid Ethics Probe

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Bill Wehrum, who last week scored a victory for coal industry supporters by rolling back Obama-era power plant emissions rules, is leaving his post at the end of the month.

Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, is covered in table salt

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Travel 390 million miles away from Earth to Jupiter’s moon Europa and you’ll find something more often found on dining tables. Salt. That’s according to a new study from researchers at Caltech and JPL.

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The Decision That Could Radically Clean Up Long Beach's Dirty Coast

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It's a wave-killer, a protective barrier, and an unlikely marine habitat -- but that could change.

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More Wildfires Bring Focus On How All That Smoke May Harm Firefighters

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Wildland firefighters face a growing danger from smoke, as wildfires become more frequent and intense. It's a hazard that scientists and fire agencies are only beginning to understand.

Residents React to Fontana Earthquake Swarm

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There have been hundreds of small earthquakes in the Fontana area since Memorial Day. Some residents are jittery, but others say they haven't even felt them.

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Contentious Oregon Climate Plan Takes Lessons From California's Mistakes

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Oregon will be the second state to pass an economywide system to regulate carbon emissions. Critics say a similar program in California has not had much impact.

Protection Versus Pollution: The Road Ahead For The Long Beach Breakwater

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It won't come down completely, but changes could be made to the Long Beach breakwater that could transform the city's offshore ecosystem.

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