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News Roundup for May 1, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 05.01.2017 | Politics

Another week of Trump induced anxiety. 1. Congress has avoided a government shutdown. At least until September. Which is good news as long as we have ...

Watch Orca Pack Hunt Yet Another Whale Calf During 'Unprecedented' Killing Spree

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 04.29.2017 | Green

A pod of orcas cruising California’s Monterey Bay have killed four gray whale calves in just seven days ― in a move a local biologist says is unpr...

The Ultimate 'Big Little Lies' Travel Guide

PureWow | Posted 04.03.2017 | Travel

For diehard fans and newcomers alike, the best-selling novel turned HBO series about the scandals and secrets of a tiny seaside community is one of th...

What You Didn't Know About The Setting Of HBO's 'Big Little Lies'

Architectural Digest | Posted 03.27.2017 | Travel
Architectural Digest

For Architectural Digest, by Carson Griffith. When HBO’s Big Little Lies — a miniseries based on the same-titled best-seller by author Liane Mori...

Mysterious Type Of Killer Whale Caught On Video Killing And Eating A Shark

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 12.19.2016 | Green

A rarely seen type of orca was caught on video off the California coast killing and eating a shark on Tuesday. Photographer Slater Moore used a drone ...

Breaching Humpback Whale Lands ON TOP Of Kayakers

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.14.2015 | Weird News

Two kayakers in California escaped being crushed to death after a breaching humpback whale landed on top of them. Capt. Michael Sack of Sanctuary Crui...

Adorable Otter Pup Takes A Break To Learn How To Otter

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.10.2015 | Green

Even teeny tiny otters need to learn how to swim on their own. This adorable wild sea otter mom and her pup spent an afternoon lounging and swimmin...

5 Unforgettable Carmel Check-ins

Greg Archer | Posted 04.06.2014 | Travel
Greg Archer

Those people who still consider Carmel just a place for the 55+ crowd, think again. In just the span of a few short years, the famous town-by-the-sea ...

Where to Tickle a Grey Whale

Doreen Walton | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

The breeding lagoons in Baja, California are safe, warm places for the whales to calve. This is where some 'friendlies' seem to enjoy contact with people. We had a magical time.

Restoring The Blue

David Helvarg | Posted 07.31.2013 | TED Weekends
David Helvarg

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgEvery time I go diving I discover something new and wondrous, and too often signs of human disruption.

Life After the Tsunami: Still Loving the Sea

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.01.2013 | Taste
Daniel Klein

In 2004, the Tsunami that hit Sri Lanka killed eight members of this small fishing family. Yet today they still fish, because they have to do it to survive.

PHOTO: Mysterious 'Harp Sponge' Discovered

Posted 11.09.2012 | Green

By Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: A new carnivore shaped like a candelabra has been spotted in deep ocean waters off California's Mont...

Humpback Whales Off California Coast: Up Close And Personal [PHOTOS]

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.22.2012 | Green

A photographer driving along the coast in California pulled over and managed to capture some unbelievable shots of a humpback whale rising from the wa...

Your Newest National Monument: Obama Protects California's Fort Ord

Bill Meadows | Posted 06.24.2012 | Green
Bill Meadows

Just 48 hours before Earth Day, President Obama designated Fort Ord, California, a national monument. This did not come as a surprise to the citizens of California's central coast, and those who supported preserving the former military base's rich history and lush nature.

Your Newest National Monument: Ft. Ord

Stacy Bare | Posted 06.24.2012 | Green
Stacy Bare

The lands of Fort Ord represent some of the last remaining open space in the Monterey Bay Area and are home to miles to trails and many rare plants and wildlife. Why is this important?

Frivolous Challenge: Nation's Most Progressive Plastic Bag Ban in Peril

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 03.13.2012 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

It's corporate bullying by the plastic industry to make cities and counties think twice before passing environmental laws that cut into their profits, laws that are supported by the majority of residents who prefer to live in clean communities.

Alfred Hitchcock's Great Mystery Finally Solved?

Posted 02.29.2012 | Entertainment

The mystery behind the avian outbreak that inspired one of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films may have finally been solved. Hitchcock's 1963 film "T...

Your Green Guide To Monterey Bay

Tracy Hepler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of Your Daily Thread. Check it out for more of the best in Los Angeles green living. By Tracy Hepler John Steinbeck had much to say ...

Porpoise Being Attacked By Dolphins (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Bodies of dead porpoises off the coast of California have perplexed scientists for some time. Researchers now say they are most likely being killed by...

Abalone Farming In Monterey Bay | CHRISTINE MUHLKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Unlike other farms, theirs exists in a dim, tidal underworld: barnacle- and starfish-covered pilings hold up a few narrow wooden plankways for the aba...