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San Diego Water Officials Declare Drought Over

San Diego Water Officials Declare Drought Over

Jan. 26
By Erik Anderson

San Diego County water managers say the region's nearly six-year drought is officially over and they are looking for state officials to agree.

Carlsbad Power Plant Won’t Open On Time; Clean Energy Challenges Wi...

Carlsbad Power Plant Won’t Open On Time; Clean Energy Challenges Will Continue

Jan. 26
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

A long planned gas-fired power station in Carlsbad that squeaked through approval largely because it was the only source that could be up and running by the end of 2017 will not be complete by that date after all.

Advocates Question Southern California Gas Tapping Of Aliso Canyon

Advocates Question Southern California Gas Tapping Of Aliso Canyon

Jan. 26
By Erik Anderson

Southern California Gas has tapped into the Aliso Canyon storage facility near Los Angeles to meet demand the past two days.

Nonprofit Teaches San Diegans How To Get To Zero Waste

Nonprofit Teaches San Diegans How To Get To Zero Waste

Jan. 25
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

I Love A Clean San Diego is holding a workshop on zero waste in the home on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Ocean Knoll Farm, 701 Bonita Drive, in Encinitas.

Debate Over Nuclear Waste Storage Could Change With New Administration

Debate Over Nuclear Waste Storage Could Change With New Administration

Jan. 25
By Alison St John

Plans to store San Onofre’s spent nuclear fuel in canisters 100 feet from the ocean are running a little behind schedule. But the new Republican administration in Washington DC won’t change the debate over where to store nuclear waste.

When Will Soggy California Drop Water Restrictions?

When Will Soggy California Drop Water Restrictions?

Jan. 25
By Associated Press

Much of California has gone from withered to water-logged this winter, but the state's top water regulator is not ready to lift emergency conservation measures enacted during the height of the drought.

Report: Climate Change Rules Boost Economy In Central Valley

Report: Climate Change Rules Boost Economy In Central Valley

Jan. 25
By Erik Anderson

A study finds that California's climate-friendly policies have created a $13 billion economic boost to the Central Valley's economy.

San Diego Adopts Urban Forestry Program With No Manager

San Diego Adopts Urban Forestry Program With No Manager

Jan. 24
By Andrew Bowen

The City Council has unanimously approved a five-year plan aimed at better growing and maintaining San Diego's urban forest. But staff say the program lacks funding, and its manager left San Diego this month after a year and a half on the job.

Swarm Of Robot 'Minions' Helps San Diego Scientists Study Complex O...

Swarm Of Robot 'Minions' Helps San Diego Scientists Study Complex Ocean Dynamics

Jan. 24
By David Wagner

Local researchers built an armada of bright yellow underwater robots to mimic the movement of plankton in internal waves. But these autonomous robots could also prove useful for other ocean research projects.

Winter Storms Coming To An End

Winter Storms Coming To An End

Jan. 24
By City News Service

One more round of wet, wintry weather hit San Diego County early today, but the last in a series of storms is expected to move out of the region Tuesday night.