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California Has Ample Weapons To Fight Trump On Drilling

California Has Ample Weapons To Fight Trump On Drilling

Jan. 5
By Associated Press

State officials, environmental groups and oil-industry analysts say California has solid regulatory and legal means to stop offshore drilling off the West Coast.

Trump Moves To Vastly Expand Offshore Drilling

Trump Moves To Vastly Expand Offshore Drilling

Jan. 4
By Associated Press

The Trump administration on Thursday moved to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up federal waters off the California coast for the first time in more than three decades.

San Diego Researcher Finds Oxygen Getting Rarer In Oceans

San Diego Researcher Finds Oxygen Getting Rarer In Oceans

Jan. 4
By Erik Anderson

A growing threat to the planet’s oceans may be getting worse because of climate change.

Salk Scientists Debate Editing Plant Genes To Fight Clima...

Salk Scientists Debate Editing Plant Genes To Fight Climate Change

Jan. 3
By Alison St John, Michael Lipkin

Scientists at the Salk Institute are turning to plants as a means to stave off climate change but are facing an ethical dilemma: should they use genetic engineering to make more resilient plants?

Trump Administration Looks To Maximize Pumping From Calif...

Trump Administration Looks To Maximize Pumping From California Water Project

Dec. 29, 2017
By Associated Press

The Trump administration says it will look at ramping up water deliveries to farmers from California's massive and environmentally sensitive Central Valley Project.

Holiday Crowds Jam Joshua Tree National Park

Holiday Crowds Jam Joshua Tree National Park

Dec. 29, 2017
By Associated Press

Holiday crowds are jamming Joshua Tree National Park and authorities are urging visitors to have a backup plan, including other locations in the deserts of Southern California.

On The Environment Beat: Drought, Sewage Spills, Redevelo...

On The Environment Beat: Drought, Sewage Spills, Redeveloping In Mission Valley

Dec. 28, 2017
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

Reporter Erik Anderson focuses mainly on stories about the environment. This year that has included drought, the Tijuana sewage spills and how plans for how redeveloping Mission Valley could change our urban environment.

Rep. Peters On Tax Reform, Yucca Mountain, Healthcare For...

Rep. Peters On Tax Reform, Yucca Mountain, Healthcare For Veterans

Dec. 28, 2017
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The tax reform package passed the House and Senate earlier this month without a single Democratic vote. But Democrats are hoping to have more of a say in Washington, D.C., soon, as the party gears up for midterm elections in November 2018.

Electric Vehicles Showcased At San Diego International Au...

Electric Vehicles Showcased At San Diego International Auto Show Opening

Dec. 28, 2017
By City News Service

The San Diego International Auto Show is scheduled to open a five-day run on Thursday at the San Diego Convention Center with EV Day, showcasing electric vehicles.

 California Salmon Lose Way After Ride Downstream In Drought

California Salmon Lose Way After Ride Downstream In Drought

Dec. 26, 2017
By Associated Press

A desperate decision to truck California’s native baby salmon toward the Pacific Ocean during the state’s drought may have resulted in generations of lost young salmon now hard-pressed to find their way back to their reproductive grounds.