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From the consequences of climate change to the next Big One, the threat of another natural disaster is never far away. I help Southern Californians understand the science shaping our imperfect paradise and get them prepared for what’s next.
Stories by Jacob Margolis
Atmospheric rivers are a vital source of California's water supply, but they also can trigger mudslides given their often heavy rains.
By the end of February, it looked like the state was going to experience one of its driest winters ever. Then storms started to roll in. But will they be enough?
Barring a "March Miracle" of rain and snow, this winter could be one of the warmest and driest on record — and that could mean drought.
Before last week's storm, this year's winter was on track to be the warmest and driest on record.
For the first time, scientists are trying to get a snapshot of the Red Planet's interior, and they're doing it with the first landing probe to Mars in six years.
We could lose one of California's most defining, and important, ecological features by the end of the century, due to climate change.
Immigrant advocates say the ruling affects thousands of people who were held under immigration detainers issued by the federal government.
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.
Patrick Soon-Shiong — an L.A.-based billionaire, physician and major Tronc shareholder — is in advanced talks to purchase the L.A. Times, according to NPR's David Folkenflik.
You might've thought that last year's rain dump saved us from drought conditions, but Southern California never fully recovered.
More than 13,000 claims were made following one of the most destructive wildfire seasons on record.
Before dawn on Wednesday, the moon's going to be extra large, quite red and not at one bit blue. Here's what that means.
Fifteen minutes after a 7.9 earthquake struck the Gulf of Alaska, Devil's Hole in Death Valley saw one foot waves thrash its surface.
Dust has a far worse impact than rising air temperatures on the snowmelt rate — a problem that could eventually undercut water supplies in Southern California.
Imagine if you could get a series of shots that would keep you from ever getting the flu. It turns out that scenario might not be far from reality.