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NBC 7 San Diego
Oct 09, 2015
<p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">A business that seeks to provide clients with several seconds of advance notice when an earthquake strikes is expanding in Southern California by buying capacity on a local scientific radio communications network. Seismic Warning Systems Inc. of Scotts Valley is using the HPWREN network, which is a joint project between the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography &mdash; both located at the University of California, San Diego.</span></p>

KPBS
Oct 08, 2015
<p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez urged the city&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">to consider declaring a State of Emergency ahead of El Ni&ntilde;o due to badly maintained water channels. Alvarez made the request following an Environment Committee meeting that was focused on the city&#39;s efforts to prepare for the predicted &ldquo;strong&rdquo; El Ni&ntilde;o. Climate researcher Dan Cayan with Scripps Institution of Oceanography updated the committee with the latest forecast, comparing current conditions to previous strong El Ni&ntilde;os. Cayan said coastal erosion could be a concern as El Ni&ntilde;o&rsquo;s &ldquo;large scale wind system&rdquo; has already pushed sea levels up along the West Coast. &ldquo;This year we&rsquo;re seeing sea levels, recently, of approximately a half-foot above tide prediction without storms, so it&rsquo;s really the case that when a storm comes in &mdash; that&rsquo;s when we really have to pay attention,&rdquo; Cayan said.</span></p>

10 News
Oct 08, 2015
<p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">If you&rsquo;re out at Imperial Beach in San Diego&rsquo;s South Bay Thursday</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">, you may notice the ocean water is pink. That&rsquo;s because scientists are releasing a bright pink dye into the water as part of a three-phase project to study how pollution moves. Scientists hope that by following the dye, they&#39;ll learn out how pollution moves up and down the coast. Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering, and several Mexican institutions are taking part in the project</span></p>

NBC 7
Oct 07, 2015
<p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego joined officials from the City&rsquo;s Transportation and Storm Water Department and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department at a storm preparations </span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">hearing</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">, talking to members of San Diego City Council&rsquo;s Committee on the Environment about the expected weather. Scientists from Scripps told the committee their models predict a very wet winter with heavy rains.&nbsp;</span></p>

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Oct 07, 2015
<p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Harry Helling, a respected educator who ran and greatly expanded the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, has been named executive director of UC San Diego&#39;s Birch Aquarium. Harry Helling, a respected educator who ran and greatly expanded the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, has been named executive director of UC San Diego&#39;s Birch Aquarium. Helling, 58, will succeed Nigella Hillgarth, who stepped down in May 2014 to become president and chief executive of Boston&#39;s New England Aquarium. Birch Aquarium, which highlights the research of UC San Diego&#39;s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, has had two interim directors -- Steven Schindler and Deborah Zmarzly -- since Hillgarth left.</span></p>

KPBS
Oct 06, 2015
<p>A new study reveals Santa Ana wind events are stronger during El Ni&ntilde;o years when they&rsquo;re also combined with warm sea surface temperatures in the North Pacific Ocean, known as positive Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO).</p> <p>Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography looked at 65 years of Santa Ana winds, dating back to 1948. There were 19 years when both climate events were in play, just as they are now, said Janin Guzman-Morales, a Scripps graduate student.</p>

KPCC
Oct 05, 2015
<p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">El Ni&ntilde;o rains and Santa Ana winds can both have a huge impact on life in Southern California, and a new analysis suggests they could be correlated. Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego found that if El Ni&ntilde;os occur when an ocean temperature pattern known as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation is in a warm phase, then Santa Ana winds increase. Janin Guzman Morales analyzed 65 years of data to reach this conclusion, and it is a timely one. She says the strong El Ni&ntilde;o predicted for this winter is coinciding with a warm Pacific Decadal Oscillation.</span></p>

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Oct 05, 2015
<p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">UC San Diego ranks first nationally and fourth worldwide in earth and environmental research, according to the influential journal Nature. The rankings are based on the collective contributions of the university&#39;s faculty in major scientific journals. UC San Diego is home to Scripps Institution of Oceanography, which has long been a leader in such areas as climate change, marine biology and the dynamics of the world&#39;s oceans. In a statement, UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla said, &quot;This ranking validates our recent strategic planning efforts that identify understanding and protecting the planet as one of four key research themes for (the campus).</span></p>

10 News
Oct 04, 2015
<p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">A free diver swam with a whale shark off of the San Diego coast. Emily Callahan is a graduate from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and says this is an extremely rare occurrence. Callahan said whale sharks are almost never documented in Southern California.</span></p>

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Oct 02, 2015
<p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">UC San Diego has had a record-breaking year for fundraising, with donations increasing by about 20 percent over the previous year for a total of $177.5 million in gifts. Despite that performance, UC San Diego is far behind the upper echelon in private fundraising among universities. It&rsquo;s one of the top goals at the La Jolla campus to improve that standing. The largest source of gifts to the campus was from foundations, with a total of $66.9 million raised. Foundation gifts include $6 million from Robert and Allison Price, through Price Philanthropies, to UC San Diego&rsquo;s Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The gift will establish the Price Philanthropies Ocean Science Education Fund, an endowment to provide an educational outreach program in ocean and earth science.</span></p>