Big Sur hugs the Pacific Coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The area has plenty of scenic beaches, but swimming is not recommended due to the cold waters and shifting ocean currents. Cruise down Highway 1 for a breathtaking tour of the coast. (Photo Credit:

Boaters Mapping Pacific Garbage To Arrive In San Francisco

Volunteer crews on 30 boats have been measuring the size and mapping the location of tons of plastic waste floating between the West Coast and Hawaii.

CBS Detroit–08/23/2015

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8.9 Earthquake Hits Japan

Japan was struck by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot tsunami that washed away cars and tore away buildings along the coast near the epicenter.