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Unusually Dry Conditions Continue In San Diego County

Unusually Dry Conditions Continue In San Diego County

Dec. 26, 2017
By City News Service

"We're getting closer to this being just about the driest start to our rainy season ever,'' said National Weather Service forecaster Brett Albright. "If we don't get any rain by Jan. 5, 2018, it will go down as the second-driest start to winter in San Diego.''

San Diego Offers Free Christmas Tree Recycling

San Diego Offers Free Christmas Tree Recycling

Dec. 26, 2017
By City News Service, Megan Burks

San Diego kicked off its 44th annual Christmas tree recycling program on Tuesday, with drop-off sites set up around the city for residents who don't have curbside refuse pickup service.

Developer Addressing Methane Problem At Otay Ranch Housin...

Developer Addressing Methane Problem At Otay Ranch Housing Project

Dec. 21, 2017
By Brad Racino / inewsource and Brandon Quester / inewsource

The Otay Water District has reached a resolution with HomeFed to install water meters at the developer’s 450-acre Escaya community in Otay Ranch.

In California’s Wildfires, A Looming Threat To Climate Goals

In California’s Wildfires, A Looming Threat To Climate Goals

Dec. 20, 2017
Julie Cart / CALmatters

As millions of acres burn in a cycle of longer and more intense fire seasons, the extensive efforts of industry and regulators to protect the environment can be partly undone in one firestorm.

Transfer Of Nuclear Waste At San Onofre Scheduled To Begi...

Transfer Of Nuclear Waste At San Onofre Scheduled To Begin This Month

Dec. 19, 2017
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

Southern California Edison has declined to confirm whether or not the process to move nuclear waste to dry storage has begun at the decommissioned San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

Facing Backlash, Del Mar Councilman Walks Back Comments O...

Facing Backlash, Del Mar Councilman Walks Back Comments On Climate Change

Dec. 18, 2017
By Andrew Bowen

Terry Sinnott, a Del Mar city councilman and incoming chair of the SANDAG board, is walking back statements he made last week on climate change. He now says he does believe humans are contributing to climate change and cities should work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Gondolas In San Diego Have Powerful Backer But Still No L...

Gondolas In San Diego Have Powerful Backer But Still No Liftoff

Dec. 18, 2017
By Tom Fudge

Supporters say mass transit gondolas are affordable and have a light touch on the urban landscape. So why hasn’t San Diego built any?

San Diego Researchers Use Drone To Study Polar Bears And ...

San Diego Researchers Use Drone To Study Polar Bears And Arctic Ice

Dec. 15, 2017
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers and engineers have had a successful test of a special cold weather drone.

New SANDAG Board Chairman On Climate Change: 'It's A Deba...

New SANDAG Board Chairman On Climate Change: 'It's A Debatable Issue'

Dec. 15, 2017
By Andrew Bowen

Del Mar City Councilman Terry Sinnott has been unanimously elected chairman of the board of SANDAG, the county's chief agency in charge of cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Asked whether he believed climate change was caused by humans, Sinnott would not give a clear answer.

San Diego Again Offering Money To Help Make Your Lawn Dro...

San Diego Again Offering Money To Help Make Your Lawn Drought Resistant

Dec. 15, 2017
By Claire Trageser

Friday is the deadline for San Diego residents and business owners to apply for a rebate from the city for removing grass and replacing it with drought-tolerant landscaping.