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Forecasters Say Chances Are El Niño Won't End California's Drought

Sept. 5
Ed Joyce, Capital Public Radio
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Forecasters say the chances are diminishing that El Niño will bring rain to California.

Strong Rip Currents, Elevated Surf Expected At San Diego County Coast

Sept. 4
By City News Service
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Forecasters said a long-period southern hemisphere swell would begin to move through the coastal waters off Southern California Thursday afternoon, and would peak Friday night into Saturday. A potentially larger swell pushed by Tropical Storm Norbert could hit south-facing beaches late Sunday into Monday.

Years Of Effort To Pass Bill Banning Plastic Bags

Sept. 4
Ed Joyce, Capital Public Radio
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A bill banning single-use plastic grocery bags passed in the California Legislature. It's up to Gov. Jerry Brown to decide if it will become law.

SDSU Works To Boost Water Conservation Amid Severe Drought

Sept. 3
By Susan Murphy
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As California’s severe drought drags on, schools and college campuses around San Diego are stepping up efforts to conserve water.

SDG&E Contracts For Use Of Firefighting Helitanker, Second Helicopter

Sept. 2
By City News Service
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The Erikson Air-Crane and a second helicopter will be on standby for use by fire agencies through autumn, a period generally marked by high wildfire risk.

570K People Visited San Diego Beaches Over Labor Day Weekend

Sept. 2
By City News Service
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Lifeguards rescued 162 people and provided medical aid to 182 beachgoers.

San Diego Rip Current Alert Remains Until Monday Night

Sept. 1
By City News Service
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A rip current alert for all San Diego beaches issued by the National Weather Service over the Labor Day weekend will remain in affect until 8 p.m.

Climate Change Could Soak Up California's Fresh Mountain Water Runoff

Sept. 1
By David Wagner
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A new study suggests rising temperatures could cut into California's water supply.

Warmer Than Usual Ocean Water Impacting Marine Life Off San Diego

Sept. 1
By Susan Murphy
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If you’ve taken a dip in the ocean lately, you might have noticed it feels a little warmer than usual.

Concerns Raised At Community Panel on Decommissioning San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

Aug. 29
Promise Yee
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A Community Engagement Panel met this week to discuss Southern California Edison's plan to decommission San Onofre and store the nuclear waste on site indefinitely.