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Looking Ahead To The Utilities Of The Future

June 23
Dan Boyce / Inside Energy
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How Fort Collins, Colorado, plans to reduce its carbon footprint to zero by 2050.

California Drought Changes What Farmers Grow

June 22
Lesley McClurg / Capital Public Radio
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Citrus and avocados have been the two leading crops in North San Diego County. But, several thousand acres of citrus and about 10,000 acres of avocados have been taken out of production because farmers can’t afford to irrigate.

Encinitas Could Be Poster City For Saving Water

June 22
By Claire Trageser
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While most cities in the region are struggling to cut anywhere near the amount of water mandated by the state, Encinitas is almost where it needs to be.

Water Authority Giving Away Free Buckets To Encourage Water Conservation

June 19
By City News Service
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Pails will be given away Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Del Mar Fair and starting Monday at the San Diego County Water Authority headquarters.

San Diego County's Backcountry Residents Drill Deeper For Water

June 18
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego's East County doesn't rely on imported water, but the region is still struggling as residents put pressure on the groundwater supply.

Heal The Bay: Drought Means Good Grades For San Diego County Beaches

June 17
By Susan Murphy, Hoa Quach
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The Santa Monica-based environmental group Heal the Bay gave 93 percent of the region's beaches an A grade for water quality for the dry periods last summer and winter — and there were a lot of dry times.

Officials Urge Employers To Protect Outdoor Workers As Temps Soar

June 17
By City News Service
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Temperatures are expected to be 15 to 25 degrees above normal across Southern California over the coming days. A heat advisory for San Diego County's deserts is scheduled to remain in effect until 7 p.m. Sunday. High temperatures Tuesday are expected to range from 109 to 114 degrees, and from 110 to 115 degrees on Thursday.

Solana Beach Eyes New Energy Plan; San Diego's Plan Sees Delays

June 17
By Claire Trageser
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Solana Beach has taken the first step toward establishing a community choice aggregation program that would allow it to bypass SDG&E in its energy purchases. Meanwhile, San Diego's study of the program has been delayed.

Why Smart Meters Don’t Make A Smart Grid

June 16
Stephanie Joyce, Wyoming Public Media
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Smart meters were supposed to lay the foundation for a modern grid — and be good for customers too. How has it worked out?

San Diego City Council To OK Food Bank Composting Facility

June 15
By Tarryn Mento
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The nine council members are expected to give final approval for the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Back to construct an on-site organic composting facility at its Mira Mesa warehouse.