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San Diego Advances 'Community Choice Energy' Business Plan

San Diego Advances 'Community Choice Energy' Business Plan

Nov. 17
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego is moving forward with a business plan for a community choice energy program. Environmentalists who support the program and skeptics are both claiming victory.

San Diegans Send More Trash To Landfill Than Average Californian

San Diegans Send More Trash To Landfill Than Average Californian

Nov. 15
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

I Love a Clean San Diego wants San Diegans to send less trash to landfills by recycling more. Its campaign goes into high gear Wednesday, which is America Recycles Day.

Gov. Brown Tells UN Climate Conference Not To Worry About Trump

Gov. Brown Tells UN Climate Conference Not To Worry About Trump

Nov. 14
Sally Schilling / Capital Public Radio

Governor Jerry Brown told the United Nations climate conference in Germany that Americans are reducing their carbon footprint, in spite of President Donald Trump rejecting the Paris climate deal.

PG&E Says Someone Else's Wires May Have Started Deadly Blaze

PG&E Says Someone Else's Wires May Have Started Deadly Blaze

Nov. 10
By Associated Press

California's largest utility says the deadliest of last month's wildfires may have been started by electrical equipment not owned or installed by Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

Mission Bay Facelift Decision Postponed

Mission Bay Facelift Decision Postponed

Nov. 7
By Erik Anderson

The push to reshape the northeast corner of Mission Bay will have to wait a bit longer.

California Approves Rescue Plan For Shrinking Salton Sea

California Approves Rescue Plan For Shrinking Salton Sea

Nov. 7
By Associated Press

California regulators on Tuesday approved a plan to spend nearly $400 million over 10 years to slow the shrinking of the state's largest lake, a vital migratory stop for birds and a buffer against swirling dust in farming towns.

UC San Diego Students Join Annual U.N. Climate Meeting

UC San Diego Students Join Annual U.N. Climate Meeting

Nov. 6
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Thousands of scientists and diplomats from around the world gathered in Bonn, Germany on Monday for the latest United Nations climate conference, the first since President Trump announced intentions for the U.S. to leave the historic Paris climate agreement.

Two Ways Natural Gas May Be Escaping At Your Meter

Two Ways Natural Gas May Be Escaping At Your Meter

Nov. 6
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

Natural gas is leaking — sometimes deliberately — from residential gas meters up and down the state of California. That surprise is buried in state documents, a review by inewsource has found.

Marine Corps Waits For Nuke Waste Removal From San Onofre

Marine Corps Waits For Nuke Waste Removal From San Onofre

Nov. 2
By Alison St John

The Navy and Marines would like to reclaim the military base land where the San Onofre nuclear power plant now sits, as soon as it is safely decommissioned. But with nuclear waste stored on the site indefinitely, that could be decades.

NOAA Awards $3M Grant To Scripps Oceanography, Desert Research Inst...

NOAA Awards $3M Grant To Scripps Oceanography, Desert Research Institute

Nov. 2
By City News Service

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and the Desert Research Institute of Reno will split a$3 million, five-year grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve the ability of decision-makers to plan for hazards and extreme events, Scripps announced Thursday.

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