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New Protected Bikeway Connects Mid-City To Mission Valley

New Protected Bikeway Connects Mid-City To Mission Valley

Aug. 30
By Andrew Bowen, Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

State and local transportation officials have opened a mile-long protected bike lane alongside SR-15. The bikeway offers a safer, more comfortable connection for bicyclists between Mission Valley and Mid-City neighborhoods.

Would You Compost Your Body?

Would You Compost Your Body?

Aug. 30
Ashley Ahearn / KUOW

We look at what we do with our bodies after we die. We’re examining this from an environmental perspective because that’s a question some people who study death and burials are currently asking: What if we could compost our dead?

San Diego Will Send Lifeguard Rescue Team To Texas After Dispute Ov...

San Diego Will Send Lifeguard Rescue Team To Texas After Dispute Over Hurricane Harvey Assistance

Aug. 30
By Amita Sharma, City News Service

San Diego will send its river rescue team of lifeguards to Houston following a public spat between the city’s fire chief and the head of the lifeguard union.

Excessive Heat Warning Remains In Effect Across San Diego

Excessive Heat Warning Remains In Effect Across San Diego

Aug. 30
By City News Service

Temperatures across San Diego County will drop a degree or two Wednesday following a second straight day of record-breaking heat, but with the mercury still hitting triple digits, the slightly cooler weather "won't be very noticeable," the National Weather Service said.

You Probably Have Eco Anxiety, You Just Don’t Know It

You Probably Have Eco Anxiety, You Just Don’t Know It

Aug. 29
Ashley Ahearn / KUOW

As the effects of climate change get worse, psychologists are finding that it’s making people more stressed and therefore more likely to develop anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress, depression and problems with substance abuse.

Would You Have Kids, Given Climate Change?

Would You Have Kids, Given Climate Change?

Aug. 29
Ashley Ahearn/KUOW

Should we have kids, given where the planet is headed?

Record-Setting Temperatures Prompt Minimum-Day Schedules In San Die...

Record-Setting Temperatures Prompt Minimum-Day Schedules In San Diego Schools

Aug. 29
By City News Service

Schools across the county were planning minimum-day schedules Tuesday as the "unrelenting" heat wave that has sent temperatures soaring across San Diego County was expected to peak Tuesday.

Parties In San Onofre Nuclear Waste Storage Suit Reach Settlement

Parties In San Onofre Nuclear Waste Storage Suit Reach Settlement

Aug. 28
By City News Service

The majority owner of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in northern San Diego County announced Monday that it is committed to moving spent nuclear fuel to another site.

California Seeks To Boost Electric-Car Rebate Program

California Seeks To Boost Electric-Car Rebate Program

Aug. 28
By Associated Press

California would spend up to $3 billion under a bill to widely expand its fledgling consumer rebate program for zero-emission vehicles.

More Than 100 Dogs, Cats From Louisiana Arrive In San Diego Followi...

More Than 100 Dogs, Cats From Louisiana Arrive In San Diego Following Hurricane Harvey

Aug. 28
By City News Service

More than 100 dogs and cats arrived in San Diego County Monday from a shelter in Louisiana, where the operators are clearing out space to house animals rescued from Texas and Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.