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 Environmental Justice Advocate Diane Takvorian Named KPBS Communit...

Environmental Justice Advocate Diane Takvorian Named KPBS Community Hero

Dec. 1
By Linda Ball

Takvorian is recognized for decades of work empowering residents in low-come areas to seek a healthy and sustainable quality of life for their neighborhoods.

King Tides Apply Pressure To San Diego Coastline

King Tides Apply Pressure To San Diego Coastline

Dec. 4
By Erik Anderson

San Diego got a peek at the future Monday of rising ocean levels thanks to the yearly phenomenon known as King tides.

Report: Border Patrol Agents Sickened By Sewage Spills Nearly Tripl...

Report: Border Patrol Agents Sickened By Sewage Spills Nearly Triples Since June

Dec. 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The number of U.S. Border Patrol agents sickened by the cross-border sewage spills in the Tijuana River Valley has grown to 83, according to a report Monday by The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Santa Ana Winds Expected Next Week Prompt Wildfire Warning

Santa Ana Winds Expected Next Week Prompt Wildfire Warning

Dec. 1
By City News Service

Santa Ana winds are expected to buffet San Diego County early next week and combine with dry conditions to increase the threat of late-season wildfires.

Climate Paper At Center Of Scientist-Versus-Scientist Legal Dispute

Climate Paper At Center Of Scientist-Versus-Scientist Legal Dispute

Nov. 30
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A Stanford University climate scientist has taken the relatively rare step of suing another scientist, arguing that a rebuttal paper critiquing his work amounted to defamation.

Surfer Fights To Protect South Bay From Cross-Border Pollution

Surfer Fights To Protect South Bay From Cross-Border Pollution

Nov. 30
By Jean Guerrero

For Paloma Aguirre, water quality problems and other environmental issues tied to Mexico are personal and affect her day-to-day life in Imperial Beach.

San Elijo Coastal Lagoon Makeover To Help Wildlife, Prepare For Sea...

San Elijo Coastal Lagoon Makeover To Help Wildlife, Prepare For Sea Level Rise

Nov. 29
By Alison St John

A $100 million project to improve a San Diego coastal lagoon broke ground on Wednesday. The project will do more than restore the natural habitat; it will prepare the lagoon for sea level rise.

Increased Homeless Population Along San Diego River Hampers Water Q...

Increased Homeless Population Along San Diego River Hampers Water Quality

Nov. 28
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego River is more crowded since the city began moving homeless people off of downtown streets. The extra people are putting additional pressure on an already stressed ecosystem.

San Diego County Traffic Worsens After Economic Recovery

San Diego County Traffic Worsens After Economic Recovery

Nov. 27
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The average commute time in San Diego is now 26 minutes. Regional planners warn traffic will not be getting better anytime soon.

Groups Sue California To Get Cleaner Water

Groups Sue California To Get Cleaner Water

Nov. 27
By Erik Anderson

Clean water advocates in San Diego are getting a boost from California fishing groups hoping to improve water quality around the state.