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Apr 08, 2015 04:46 pm |

COPE Preparedness “MYN” Workshop is a huge success!

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Thank you to all who attended the April 4th COPE Preparedness “MYN” Workshop. Your participation and enthusiasm made it at huge success.  According to your response the program was very well received. Every attendee (with the exception of one who probably just forgot….) filled out a DARE TO PREPARE form that stated their commitment ...

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Apr 08, 2015 04:04 pm |

NASA: Scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal.

CCScientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal. - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change The Earth’s climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago marking the ...
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Apr 08, 2015 03:50 pm |

FEMA won’t give money to states that don’t plan for climate change

climate-2015Climate deniers like Rick Scott just may be forced to reconsider their anti-science opinions.

Rick Scott may have found a way of making climate denial state policy, but the Florida governor is going to have a hard time ignoring this. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) just updated its guidelines for state disaster preparedness ...

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Apr 08, 2015 03:30 pm |

California Image vs. Dry Reality

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LOS ANGELES — For more than a century, California has been the state where people flocked for a better life — 164,000 square miles of mountains, farmland and coastline, shimmering with ambition and dreams, money and beauty. It was the cutting-edge symbol of possibility: Hollywood, Silicon Valley, aerospace, agriculture ...

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Apr 08, 2015 03:07 pm |

L.A. officials investigating groundwater seepage at Point Fermin cliffs

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By Donna Littlejohn, The Daily Breeze

There wasn’t much warning when a cliff at San Pedro’s White Point collapsed in November 2011, leaving a gaping hole in what was once a stretch of the town’s scenic coastal drive and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.

Landslides, though, are a ...

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Mar 14, 2015 10:34 am |

After Much Ado, El Niño Has Officially Been Declared by NOAA

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By Andrea Thompson

Just when everyone had pretty much written it off, the El Niño event that has been nearly a year in the offing finally emerged in February and could last through the spring and summer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday, March 5.

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Mar 14, 2015 10:26 am |

That mega-quake is now seen as more likely to hit

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  The next magnitude 8.0 or greater earthquake to hit California could come a little sooner than expected.    The estimated chance of whether such a mega-earthquake would hit California in the next three decades was raised to 7% from about 4.7%, the U.S. Geological Survey ...

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Mar 13, 2015 01:30 pm |

COPE Preparedness presents “Map Your Neighborhood” Emergency Preparedness Program on April 4, 2015

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With generous grant support from the Harbor Community Benefit Foundation (HCBF) COPE Preparedness will implement the “Map Your Neighborhood” emergency preparedness program at Providence Medical Center in San Pedro on April 4th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Register ASAP; venue is limited to 70 participants.
Registration link:  Click here to ...

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Mar 13, 2015 01:29 pm |

13 of the Largest Power Outages in History — and What They Tell Us About the 2003 Northeast Blackout

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What gets the most attention is not what causes blackouts in North America and Europe. It’s the system, not a shortage of power plants that is the problem. Take a look at the 13 major power outages over many years, and see that the problems we face are not because we aren’t building enough ...

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Mar 06, 2015 05:48 pm |

States Work to Protect the Electric Grid from Catastrophic Disturbances

NYC+power+outage+Sandy1Legislators say the states have a responsibility to take action because they have regulatory authority over the electric grid’s transmission and distribution systems.

A huge solar superstorm fries hundreds of high-voltage transformers, shutting down the nation’s electrical power grid. A hostile nation or a group of ...

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