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Tunnel With Nuclear Waste Collapses In Washington State

Tunnel With Nuclear Waste Collapses In Washington State

May 9
By Associated Press

An emergency has been declared at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeastern Washington state after a portion of a tunnel that contains rail cars full of nuclear waste collapsed.

Imperial Beach Remains Closed After Rain Pushes Sewage From Tijuana...

Imperial Beach Remains Closed After Rain Pushes Sewage From Tijuana To San Diego

May 9
By City News Service

The entire Imperial Beach shoreline remains closed Tuesday after storm-driven sewage out of Baja California was likely pushed into the area by recent rains.

San Diego Water Rate Dispute Heads Back To Court

San Diego Water Rate Dispute Heads Back To Court

May 9
By Erik Anderson

A rate dispute between San Diego water officials and the Metropolitan Water District in Los Angeles will land in front of an appeals court on Wednesday.

Spring Storm Looms Over San Diego

Spring Storm Looms Over San Diego

May 5
By City News Service

A spring storm is expected to bring cooler weather, gusty wind, rain and possibly thunderstorms to San Diego County starting this weekend.

San Diego Environmental Photographer Jim Karnik Dies

San Diego Environmental Photographer Jim Karnik Dies

May 4
By Erik Anderson

San Diego lost a noted environmentalist and photographer when Jim Karnik died this week.

Activists Growing Impatient With San Diego's Bike Program

Activists Growing Impatient With San Diego's Bike Program

May 4
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego has a goal of drastically increasing the share of people who bike to work by 2020. Cycling advocates acknowledge some progress, but say the biggest challenges are still ahead.

Public Meeting Focuses On Storage Plans For San Onofre's Nuclear Waste

Public Meeting Focuses On Storage Plans For San Onofre's Nuclear Waste

May 4
By Alison St John

More than 100 people showed up to a public meeting at Oceanside City Hall Thursday night that aimed to enroll more citizens in a legal battle to prevent nuclear waste from being buried 100 feet from the ocean at San Onofre.

San Diego Scientists Complete First Successful Engineered Algae Stu...

San Diego Scientists Complete First Successful Engineered Algae Study Outdoors

May 4
By City News Service

Genetically engineered algae can be successfully cultivated outdoors while maintaining new traits — all without adversely affecting native algae populations, scientists at UC San Diego and San Diego-based Sapphire Energy reported Thursday.

California Supreme Court Tackles Seawalls, Sea Level Rise

California Supreme Court Tackles Seawalls, Sea Level Rise

May 4
By Alison St John

The California Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday in a case that confronts the question of how California will ultimately deal with rising sea levels: Will there be extensive “armoring” of the coast line, or will the state adopt a policy of “managed retreat?”

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San Onofre ‘Church’s’ Surf Spot Reopens After Shark Attack

May 3
By City News Service

San Onofre-area beaches reopened to the public Wednesday morning, four days after a near-fatal shark attack prompted authorities to close a stretch of ocean shoreline near the border of San Diego and Orange counties.