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Environment

Roundtable: Charlottesville Fallout, NAFTA Makeover, SeaWorld Slump

Roundtable: Charlottesville Fallout, NAFTA Makeover, SeaWorld Slump

Aug. 18
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

The president's take on vestiges of the Civil War raises eyebrows and drops jaws in the wake of last weekend's violence in Charlottesville. Local leaders brace for adjustments to NAFTA. And SeaWorld is changing with the times, but is it too late?

Increasing Number Of Leopard Sharks Off La Jolla Attracts Snorkeler...

Increasing Number Of Leopard Sharks Off La Jolla Attracts Snorkelers, Scientists

Aug. 18
By Katie Schoolov

Changing ocean temperatures have brought more leopard sharks to La Jolla Shores this summer than the previous two years, and the public can join Birch Aquarium for guided shark snorkels through September.

San Onofre Settlement Deal Could Be Headed To Court

San Onofre Settlement Deal Could Be Headed To Court

Aug. 17
By Amita Sharma

Consumer lawyer Mike Aguirre has asked the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to send his lawsuit to San Diego federal court to overturn the settlement over the nuclear plant.

Imperial Valley Kids Get A Much-Needed Ride To The Beach

Imperial Valley Kids Get A Much-Needed Ride To The Beach

Aug. 16
By Ebone Monet

San Diego County has 70 miles of coastline. But for kids living in the inner city or in low-income communities, access to the region's beaches can be out of reach.

Edison Calls On Utilities Commission To Reaffirm Financial Liabilit...

Edison Calls On Utilities Commission To Reaffirm Financial Liability Settlement

Aug. 15
By City News Service

Southern California Edison called on utility regulators Tuesday to reaffirm a financial liability settlement regarding the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station after being unable to reach a deal with other parties on potential revisions.

UC San Diego Researchers Find Desert Plant May Help Treat Giardiasis

UC San Diego Researchers Find Desert Plant May Help Treat Giardiasis

Aug. 15
By City News Service

A plant commonly found in the southwestern U.S. desert produces compounds that could be effective in treating an often-deadly diarrheal illness and an amoeba that causes a usually fatal form of encephalitis, according to researchers at UC San Diego.

Cabrillo Offers One Last Chance For Seniors To Get National Parks $...

Cabrillo Offers One Last Chance For Seniors To Get National Parks $10 Lifetime Passes

Aug. 14
By Susan Murphy

On Aug. 28, the National Park Service’s lifetime pass for seniors is set to jump from $10 to $80. The significant increase and looming deadline are spurring hundreds to flock to San Diego’s only national park, the Cabrillo National Monument, to cash in on the deal.

California Hopes 'Healthy Soil' Will Fight Climate Change

California Hopes 'Healthy Soil' Will Fight Climate Change

Aug. 14
By Michael Lipkin

California’s $7.5 million Healthy Soils initiative will pay farmers up to $50,000 if they adopt "carbon farming" practices, including applying compost on rangeland to increase carbon retention capacity. State officials say it could remove the equivalent of millions of tons of carbon dioxide a year.

New Science Program Brings City Heights Students To Cabrillo Nation...

New Science Program Brings City Heights Students To Cabrillo National Monument

Aug. 11
By Susan Murphy

More than 500 middle school students from one of San Diego’s most underserved communities are about to embark on a science experiment like no other.

San Diego Seeks Residents' Input On Climate Change Plan

San Diego Seeks Residents' Input On Climate Change Plan

Aug. 10
By City News Service

The county of San Diego announced Thursday that it is seeking input from residents on a plan to address climate change in unincorporated areas.

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