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Citizen Scientists Learn To Document El Niño's Impacts

Jan. 21
By Susan Murphy
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With help from researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and USC, citizen scientists in San Diego County are being trained to help document the effects of El Nino’s high tides and strong waves.

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Dry In San Diego, Stormy Up North

Jan. 21
By David Wagner
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After an early burst of El Niño-driven storms, San Diego has stayed pretty dry. But recent storms in Northern California have kept rain and snow levels climbing steadily.

North County Cities Explore Choosing Their Energy Sources

Jan. 21
Midday Edition
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Several North County cities and the city of San Diego are considering switching to an alternative energy program that would give them the power to choose where their electricity comes from.

Dense Fog Blankets San Diego County Coastal Areas

Jan. 21
By City News Service
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A National Weather Service dense fog advisory for coastal San Diego County is set to remain in effect until 8 a.m. Thursday. Forecasters said the fog should push off the coast by daybreak, but could possibly stick around into the morning commute.

First Green Navy Fleet Leaves San Diego

Jan. 20
Evening Edition
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A scheduled seven-month deployment began Wednesday for three San Diego-based vessels, which became the first Navy ships to use an alternative fuel mix during regular operations.

Seaworld Removing Safety Floors From Orca Tanks

Jan. 20
By Associated Press
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SeaWorld officials said Wednesday they are getting rid of lifting floors in the company's killer whale pools that were installed after the death of trainer because they are no longer needed.

Borrego Valley Quickly Depleting Its Only Water Supply

Jan. 20
Midday Edition
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The community of Borrego Valley is using four times more water than is being naturally replenished in its underground aquifer according to a six-year study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Leaking L.A. County Methane Well Under Stress

Jan. 20
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource
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The well that has been gushing climate-changing methane into the sky was operated by Southern California Gas Co. in a way that is legal but risky, some well experts say.

Federal Authorities Do Little To Punish San Onofre Over Closure

Jan. 20
By Amita Sharma
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission never fined San Onofre plant operator Southern California Edison for failing to disclose it knew in 2006 that the steam generators it installed could have potential flaws.

San Diego Lifeguards Push For Better Health Care Benefits

Jan. 20
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego lifeguards are voting on a new proposed contract Wednesday, but the deal's health care coverage falls short of what lifeguards are seeking.