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South Bay Mayors Call For Prioritizing Tijuana Sewage Infrastructur...

South Bay Mayors Call For Prioritizing Tijuana Sewage Infrastructure Funding After Massive Spill

March 14
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

Baja California's governor is expected to declare a state of emergency in response to last month's massive sewage spill in the Tijuana River.

San Diego City Council Approves Storm Declaration

San Diego City Council Approves Storm Declaration

March 14
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a declaration of local emergency in connection with the winter storm that pummeled the city last month.

Owners To Get $125M Payout For San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Closure

Owners To Get $125M Payout For San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Closure

March 13
By City News Service

Southern California Edison announced Monday that the utility and two other owners of the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in northern San Diego County were awarded $125 million from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, stemming from the plant's closure.

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Few Patches Of Drought Left In California

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Few Patches Of Drought Left In California

March 10
By David Wagner

San Diego is currently back to being sunny and warm. But an update from the KPBS Drought Tracker shows this wet season is still shaping up to be a record-breaker for California.

Where To Find Wildflowers During San Diego Desert's 'Super Bloom'

Where To Find Wildflowers During San Diego Desert's 'Super Bloom'

March 10
By Claire Trageser

San Diego's heavy rains this winter have led to what's expected to be the biggest bloom in two decades.

Mexico's Fight For Endangered Vaquita Porpoise Turns Violent

Mexico's Fight For Endangered Vaquita Porpoise Turns Violent

March 9
By Associated Press

A gang of dozens of fishermen overturned inspectors' vehicles, burned 15 trucks and patrol boats, and beat three inspectors from the office for environmental protection in a town on Mexico's Gulf of California.

Effort To Capture Remaining Vaquita Porpoises Continues

Effort To Capture Remaining Vaquita Porpoises Continues

March 8
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

With just 30 vaquitas left, Barbara Taylor, a marine mammal expert, discusses the latest effort to keep the world’s smallest porpoise from going extinct.

Governor Requests Federal Relief After Storms Hit San Diego

Governor Requests Federal Relief After Storms Hit San Diego

March 8
By City News Service

Gov. Jerry Brown issued state-of-emergency proclamations Tuesday for counties across the state, including San Diego, in response to damage during powerful storms that struck in January and February.

Attorney General Xavier Becerra Sides With Edison And Coastal Commi...

Attorney General Xavier Becerra Sides With Edison And Coastal Commission To Store Nuclear Waste At San Onofre

March 7
By Amita Sharma

Becerra said in court papers that the commission's permit to allow the deadly waste to be stored at the shuttered nuclear plant is consistent with California Coastal Act.

Trump Set To Roll Back Federal Fuel-Economy Requirements

Trump Set To Roll Back Federal Fuel-Economy Requirements

March 7
By Associated Press

The Trump administration is moving to roll back federal fuel-economy requirements that would have forced automakers to increase significantly the efficiency of new cars and trucks, a key part of former President Barack Obama's strategy to combat global warming.