Stories for February 22, 2011
Democratic Assemblywoman Nora Campos has a bill that would require the state’s Department of Public Health to set a standard for hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium six.
Construction replaced destruction at Lindbergh Field today as workers began installing steel girders for the Terminal 2 expansion project.
San Diego is doing what it can to keep redevelopment money in the city. City leaders are bringing attention to the affordable housing projects redevelopment pays for.
A newly-approved but controversial pesticide popular with California strawberry growers is once again facing calls for its prohibition.
Only about 10 percent of Americans take in enough vitamin D each day to ward off breast cancer and other diseases, according to a study released Tuesday.
United States Central Command officials say four Americans lost their lives today when they were shot by their Somali captors.
Of all the upcoming Marvel Comics films in the works, "Thor" (opening May 6) looks the most promising. Here's the latest trailer.
Two suspected drug dealers, who were allegedly caught by authorities unloading hundreds of bales of marijuana into a rental moving truck outside an Imperial Beach home, were scheduled to be arraigned today in downtown San Diego.
In this episode of NOVA scienceNOW, come face to face with social robots that understand human feelings, carry on conversations, even make jokes. Then travel to Haiti, where geologists investigate the 2010 earthquake not long after it struck for clues to how to better forecast future quakes. Afterwards, join engineers at General Motors who are testing tiny, two-wheeled cars called EN-Vs, which one day might drive themselves through city streets.
San Diego was one of two major housing markets that gained value in December when compared to prices a year ago.
“Venom” follows two scientists on their expeditions to track down and capture the planet’s most deadly creatures, risking life and limb just to tease out milligrams of venom and get it back to the lab. Find out how nature’s deadliest cocktails could be medicine’s brightest new hope.
Three San Diego-based warships departed for a seven-month deployment that includes anti-piracy operations, a job made more crucial after the shooting deaths of four Americans.
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi vowed to fight to the "last drop of blood" in a fist-pounding address to the nation on Tuesday, as rebels claimed to have captured the country's east.
This morning we discuss recent cases involving Zip Code information in credit card transactions; gay marriage standing and the religious employer exemption from Federal employment discrimination law.
We'll speak to comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory about his life as a civil rights activist and legendary comedian. Gregory will talk about his activism during the tumultuous 1960s and what he continues to do to help people all over the world.
Could the defeat of Proposition H force Chula Vista to cut city services? We'll discuss the strange afterlife of the failed ballot measure.
Legislation introduced in Sacramento would ensure that California ceases to be both a major supplier and consumer of shark fins through a ban on the possession, sale, trade, and distribution of fins. Hawaii has passed a similar ban. Oregon and Washington are also considering bans. Every year people kill up to 73 million sharks for shark fin soup, a practice considered wasteful and unsustainable. Some scientists say many shark populations have collapsed worldwide due to overfishing. We discuss the new legislation, the traditional Chinese shark fin soup and the status and importance of shark populations in the oceans.
If the violence and unrest in Libya continues, should the U.S. or other members of the international community get involved? We speak to KPBS Guest Military Blogger Beth Ford Roth about the possibility that the U.S. could step in to bring order to the country.
Parts of Christchurch, New Zealand, were in shambles Tuesday after a powerful earthquake struck at midday, toppling tall buildings and historic churches and killing at least 65 people.
An effort to cure irritable bowel syndrome may have given us a drug that will cure baldness. There's already a move in the works to turn it into a marketable product.
Palomar Pomerado Health has unveiled a prototype of a mobile wireless system designed to help doctors make better decisions. The application provides real-time patient information to smart phones and wireless tablets.
San Diego environmental groups recently photographed areas specifically prone to flooding and tidal flows around San Diego Bay. It's part of a statewide effort related to sea level rise.
Cities around San Diego County face losing their dream projects if the Governor eliminates redevelopment agencies to help balance the state budget. But the city of Encinitas has never had one.
Water is serious business in the City of San Diego. Still, the city doesn't have a comprehensive approach to handling its supply. But that could soon change.