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San Diego Water Rate Dispute Continues, Expected To Go To Californi...

San Diego Water Rate Dispute Continues, Expected To Go To California Supreme Court

June 22
By City News Service

Damages awarded to the San Diego County Water Authority in a long-running legal dispute over rates need to be recalculated, a panel of state appellate justices ruled Wednesday. Experts expect both sides to take the case to the state Supreme Court.

High Temperatures Continue To Sizzle Across Southern California

High Temperatures Continue To Sizzle Across Southern California

June 22
By City News Service

Extreme heat is in the forecast for the deserts again Thursday, but temperatures in the rest of inland San Diego County will be somewhat lower than they had been for the past few days.

San Diego Officials Issue Warning Due To Sewage Spill At Border Fie...

San Diego Officials Issue Warning Due To Sewage Spill At Border Field State Park

June 21
By City News Service

The county Department of Environmental Health has issued an advisory warning of an ongoing sewage spill in the Yogurt Canyon area of Border Field State Park.

Another Flex Alert Ahead Of Record-High Temps, Californians Urged T...

Another Flex Alert Ahead Of Record-High Temps, Californians Urged To Conserve Electricity

June 21
By City News Service

Another Flex Alert urging residents to voluntarily conserve electricity to ease demand on the statewide power system will take effect Wednesday.

Scorching Temperatures Expected Again In San Diego

Scorching Temperatures Expected Again In San Diego

June 21
By City News Service, KPBS News

Scorching heat is expected again Wednesday in the majority of San Diego County as the summer season officially gets underway.

Community To Weigh In On 10-Year Salton Sea Management Plan

Community To Weigh In On 10-Year Salton Sea Management Plan

June 20
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

The sea is the state's largest lake and is located in Imperial and Riverside counties. The lake is shrinking and thus exposing playa or lakebed, which becomes airborne dust when the wind blows.

California Heat Wave Prompts Flex Alert, Residents Urged To Conserv...

California Heat Wave Prompts Flex Alert, Residents Urged To Conserve Electricity

June 20
By City News Service

The manager of the state's power grid has asked residents in San Diego and across California to voluntarily conserve electricity Tuesday and Wednesday to ease demand on the system as a heat wave continues to send temperatures soaring.

Triple-Digit Temperatures To Scorch San Diego Region

Triple-Digit Temperatures To Scorch San Diego Region

June 20
By City News Service

Temperatures in San Diego County's deserts could soar as high as 122 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday as the heat wave roasting Southern California peaks.

San Diego Company Creates Fatty Algae That Could One Day Help Fight...

San Diego Company Creates Fatty Algae That Could One Day Help Fight Climate Change

June 20
By David Wagner

San Diego-based Synthetic Genomics and oil giant Exxon Mobil said they have created a genetically modified strain of algae that takes a step closer toward making renewable, carbon-neutral fuel grown in algae ponds a reality.

Study: A Fully Renewable Energy Grid Is Too Costly For Now

Study: A Fully Renewable Energy Grid Is Too Costly For Now

June 19
By Michael Lipkin

Solar panels, wind farms and hydropower facilities contributed 80 percent of the energy on the largest portion of California’s power grid on May 13, a record for renewable energy sources. But can wind, solar and hydroelectric power sustain an entire electric grid full-time?

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