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New Study Traces Airborne Dust Back To Shrinking Salton Sea

New Study Traces Airborne Dust Back To Shrinking Salton Sea

Aug. 7
By David Wagner

A new UC Riverside study provides some answers to the question of whether the shrinking Salton Sea is worsening air quality and hurting the health of nearby residents.

EPA Clears Way For San Diego To Treat Recycled Water For Drinking

EPA Clears Way For San Diego To Treat Recycled Water For Drinking

Aug. 7
By City News Service

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board finalized a wastewater discharge permit for the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant to protect ocean water quality and increase water reuse, it was announced Monday.

San Diego Researchers Race To Keep Rhinos From Going Extinct

San Diego Researchers Race To Keep Rhinos From Going Extinct

Aug. 7
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo researchers are working to save a critically endangered rhino species that is teetering close to extinction. Scientists are using southern white rhinos as surrogates in a last-ditch effort to save northern whites.

What's Up With The Humidity In San Diego?

What's Up With The Humidity In San Diego?

Aug. 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

San Diegans have been slogging through a wave of summer weather that feels more like the Florida Everglades than sunny San Diego. The question is, when will it end?

Documentary On Man's 116-Mile Walk Around Salton Sea To Be Screened...

Documentary On Man's 116-Mile Walk Around Salton Sea To Be Screened At Oceanside Film Fest

Aug. 3
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Randy Brown became the first person to hike the 116-mile perimeter of the Salton Sea in June 2015. Now the walk and the problems the Salton Sea is facing are the subject of a documentary that is set to debut at the Oceanside Film Festival on Monday.

Storm Expected To Hit San Diego Mountains, Deserts

Storm Expected To Hit San Diego Mountains, Deserts

Aug. 3
By City News Service

The heavy rain and thunderstorms that have stricken San Diego County for the past several days will mostly be confined to the mountains and deserts Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Summer Storm Hits San Diego County, Inland Flood Watch In Effect

Summer Storm Hits San Diego County, Inland Flood Watch In Effect

Aug. 2
By City News Service

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch Wednesday for much of inland San Diego County as rain and thunderstorms are expected to continue through this evening, threatening flash flooding and debris flows down slopes stripped bare in wildfires.

Imperial Beach Poised To Sue Over Sewage Spills

Imperial Beach Poised To Sue Over Sewage Spills

Aug. 1
By Erik Anderson

Imperial Beach officials are poised to sue the federal government unless the city sees progress in containing cross-border sewage spills.

Homeland Security To Bypass Environmental Regulations In San Diego ...

Homeland Security To Bypass Environmental Regulations In San Diego Border Wall Construction

Aug. 1
By City News Service

The Department of Homeland Security will be allowed to bypass environmental regulations to speed up the process of building a wall on the international border in the San Diego area, the agency announced Tuesday.

San Diego County Water Authority Takes Rates Dispute To State Supre...

San Diego County Water Authority Takes Rates Dispute To State Supreme Court

July 31
By City News Service

The decision comes just over a month after an appellate court issued what amounted to a split decision in the Water Authority's case against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.