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Stories by Erik Anderson

SDG&E To Unveil New Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastruct...

SDG&E To Unveil New Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Projects

Jan. 19
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

San Diego Gas & Electric Friday will unveil several new projects at the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal to expand the county's electric vehicle charging infrastructure to support semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles.

SoccerCity Backers Blast SDSU West Plan For Mission Valle...

SoccerCity Backers Blast SDSU West Plan For Mission Valley Development

Jan. 19
By Erik Anderson

The soccer-focused group aiming to redevelop the Mission Valley Stadium site took aim at a similar proposal being pushed by Friends of San Diego State University.

Scripps Institution Of Oceanography Researcher Dies After...

Scripps Institution Of Oceanography Researcher Dies After 5-Year Battle With Cancer

Jan. 17
By Erik Anderson

A San Diego geochemist is being remembered as a diligent and wise colleague after succumbing to cancer.

A Look At The Incredible Shrinking Salton Sea

A Look At The Incredible Shrinking Salton Sea

Jan. 16
By Erik Anderson

California’s largest lake, the Imperial Valley’s Salton Sea, is poised to begin shrinking at unprecedented speed this year. Look at these photos that show you how the lake is changing.

The Shrinking Salton Sea Endangers Region's Health

The Shrinking Salton Sea Endangers Region's Health

Jan. 15
By Erik Anderson

California’s largest lake, the Imperial Valley’s Salton Sea, is poised to begin shrinking at an unprecedented speed this year. The retreat is raising concerns about the future of a place that is considered both an ecological treasure and a looming public health disaster.

San Diego Researcher Finds Oxygen Getting Rarer In Oceans

San Diego Researcher Finds Oxygen Getting Rarer In Oceans

Jan. 4
By Erik Anderson

A growing threat to the planet’s oceans may be getting worse because of climate change.

SDSU West Backers Press Public For More Signatures

SDSU West Backers Press Public For More Signatures

Dec. 20, 2017
By Erik Anderson

Signature gathering to put the SDSU West measure on the ballot continues to march forward.

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.

San Diego Researchers Digging For Information On Sand Berms

San Diego Researchers Digging For Information On Sand Berms

Dec. 14, 2017
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers are studying sand berms on a Coronado beach, hoping to learn how ocean waves affect the protective structures.

South San Diego County Beaches Getting More Water Testing

South San Diego County Beaches Getting More Water Testing

Dec. 13, 2017
By Erik Anderson

The Surfrider Foundation's San Diego chapter will begin organizing testing of ocean water quality off the coast of Imperial Beach, the Tijuana River Estuary and Coronado.

Mission Bay Facelift Considered By Park Committee

Mission Bay Facelift Considered By Park Committee

Dec. 5, 2017
By Erik Anderson

The effort to transform Mission Bay's northeast corner could be moving forward.

King Tides Apply Pressure To San Diego Coastline

King Tides Apply Pressure To San Diego Coastline

Dec. 4, 2017
By Erik Anderson

San Diego got a peek at the future Monday of rising ocean levels thanks to the yearly phenomenon known as King tides.

SDSU Unveils Campus Expansion Plan For Mission Valley

SDSU Unveils Campus Expansion Plan For Mission Valley

Nov. 29, 2017
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

San Diego State University Wednesday unveiled a $3 billion plan to expand the campus into Mission Valley and redevelop the former Qualcomm Stadium property.

Increased Homeless Population Along San Diego River Hampe...

Increased Homeless Population Along San Diego River Hampers Water Quality

Nov. 28, 2017
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego River is more crowded since the city began moving homeless people off of downtown streets. The extra people are putting additional pressure on an already stressed ecosystem.

Groups Sue California To Get Cleaner Water

Groups Sue California To Get Cleaner Water

Nov. 27, 2017
By Erik Anderson

Clean water advocates in San Diego are getting a boost from California fishing groups hoping to improve water quality around the state.

Cleaning Up San Diego Bay's Dirty Marinas

Cleaning Up San Diego Bay's Dirty Marinas

Nov. 21, 2017
By Erik Anderson

A San Diego marina is field testing a new pump that could help clean up water in areas where boats dock.

San Diego Lawmaker, Educator, Realtor Voice Opposition To...

San Diego Lawmaker, Educator, Realtor Voice Opposition To GOP Tax Plan

Nov. 13, 2017
By Erik Anderson

A San Diego Democrat is rallying support against sweeping national tax reform proposals.

Mission Bay Facelift Decision Postponed

Mission Bay Facelift Decision Postponed

Nov. 7, 2017
By Erik Anderson

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

San Diego Lawmaker Talks Climate Change At Vatican

San Diego Lawmaker Talks Climate Change At Vatican

Nov. 2, 2017
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Congressman Scott Peters is in Rome preparing for a Vatican conference on climate change.

California Gas Tax Rises 12 Cents To Pay For Road Repairs

California Gas Tax Rises 12 Cents To Pay For Road Repairs

Nov. 1, 2017
By Associated Press, Erik Anderson

Gasoline taxes will rise by 12 cents per gallon Wednesday — and diesel taxes by even more — to raise money for fixing roads and highways.

Another Unreported Cross-Border Sewage Spill Fouls Imperi...

Another Unreported Cross-Border Sewage Spill Fouls Imperial Beach

Nov. 1, 2017
By Erik Anderson

A cross-border sewage spill fouled ocean waters off the southern San Diego County coast last week and local officials say there was no word of warning from Mexican officials.

San Diego Zoo Will Use Drone To Monitor Polar Bear Habitat

San Diego Zoo Will Use Drone To Monitor Polar Bear Habitat

Oct. 26, 2017
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo Global researchers will use a custom drone next month to monitor the impact of changing sea ice patterns on polar bears in the Canadian Arctic, zoo officials announced Thursday.

Number Of Extreme Heat Days Climbs Placing Young, Elderly...

Number Of Extreme Heat Days Climbs Placing Young, Elderly At Risk

Oct. 24, 2017
By Erik Anderson

Rising global temperatures are increasing the number of extreme heat days during the summer in California and the rest of the nation.

Encinitas Farm Teaches Students About Threatened Monarch ...

Encinitas Farm Teaches Students About Threatened Monarch Butterfly

Oct. 19, 2017
By Erik Anderson

An Encinitas butterfly farm hosted a group of school children Thursday, hoping to teach the young people about the threatened Monarch butterfly.

Fighting The Fire: Firefighters Faced Roaring Flames, Ext...

Fighting The Fire: Firefighters Faced Roaring Flames, Extreme Weather

Oct. 19, 2017
By Erik Anderson

Javier Mainer, an assistant fire chief for the city of San Diego when wildfires consumed large swaths of San Diego County in 2007, talks with KPBS reporter Erik Anderson.

Famed San Diego Researcher Walter Munk Welcomes 100th Bir...

Famed San Diego Researcher Walter Munk Welcomes 100th Birthday

Oct. 19, 2017
By Erik Anderson

Scripps Institution Oceanography researcher Walter Munk, who turns 100 on Thursday, remembers his long career with a discussion at his La Jolla home.

10 Years Ago: Firestorms Ravaged San Diego County

10 Years Ago: Firestorms Ravaged San Diego County

Oct. 16, 2017
By Erik Anderson

The 2007 firestorms were the last major conflagration to scorch San Diego County. Those firestorms have left lasting marks on the community.

Water Wholesaler Poised To Vote On Delta Tunnel Plan

Water Wholesaler Poised To Vote On Delta Tunnel Plan

Oct. 9, 2017
By Erik Anderson

The Metropolitan Water District Board in Los Angeles takes a crucial vote Tuesday on whether to support a plan to build two massive tunnels underneath the Sacramento Delta.

Work Progressing On Mexico Border Wall Protoypes

Work Progressing On Mexico Border Wall Protoypes

Oct. 2, 2017
By Erik Anderson

Construction crews are already building some of the border wall prototypes along the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego.

SDSU Alumni Launch Effort To Create West Campus On Stadiu...

SDSU Alumni Launch Effort To Create West Campus On Stadium Site

Sept. 29, 2017
By Erik Anderson

San Diego State University backers have unveiled a plan to redevelop Mission Valley.

South Bay Cities, Port Sue Feds Over Cross-Border Sewage ...

South Bay Cities, Port Sue Feds Over Cross-Border Sewage Spills

Sept. 28, 2017
By Erik Anderson

Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and the Port of San Diego are suing the federal government over cross-border sewage spills in the Tijuana River Valley.

Feds Ease Rules Clearing Way For More Water To Be Drawn F...

Feds Ease Rules Clearing Way For More Water To Be Drawn From Delta

Sept. 27, 2017
By Erik Anderson

Federal officials are easing protections this fall for endangered fish that live in the Sacramento Delta.

California Water: Debating The Delta Tunnel Plan

California Water: Debating The Delta Tunnel Plan

Sept. 25, 2017
By Erik Anderson

California’s water users will find out soon if they will be paying for the $17 billion tunnel project called the California WaterFix.

Solar Market Is Bright, But Looming Tariffs Could Cloud F...

Solar Market Is Bright, But Looming Tariffs Could Cloud Future

Sept. 19, 2017
By Erik Anderson

The U.S. solar market continues to add capacity and California is leading the way.

California Could Set 100% Renewable Energy Goal

California Could Set 100% Renewable Energy Goal

Sept. 13, 2017
By Erik Anderson

California lawmakers are running out of time to decide whether the state's energy diet will be greener by 2045.

Endangered Iguanas Threatened By Hurricane

Endangered Iguanas Threatened By Hurricane

Sept. 7, 2017
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo Global researchers are worried that Hurricane Irma put some of the world's rarest lizards at risk.

Tijuana River Estuary Endures In Face Of Many Ecological ...

Tijuana River Estuary Endures In Face Of Many Ecological Challenges

Sept. 7, 2017
By Erik Anderson

The Tijuana River Estuary is showing surprising resilience in its ability to cope with large, raw sewage flows, but that is not happening without help.

Governor Wants More Reforms For California's Prison System

Governor Wants More Reforms For California's Prison System

Sept. 1, 2017
By Erik Anderson

California Gov. Jerry Brown gave a spirited defense of efforts to reform the state's prison system at a conference being held in San Diego Friday.

San Diego Economy Showing Signs Of Strength

San Diego Economy Showing Signs Of Strength

Aug. 30, 2017
By Erik Anderson

San Diego's index of leading economic indicators jumped a half of a percent in July, the second straight sharp increase.

Environmentalists Want New NAFTA Agreement To Protect Bor...

Environmentalists Want New NAFTA Agreement To Protect Border's Natural Resources

Aug. 28, 2017
By Erik Anderson

San Diego officials want federal negotiators to be mindful of cross-border trade as they renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. And there is also a call to boost environmental protections.

California Climate Policies Help, Hurt Inland Empire

California Climate Policies Help, Hurt Inland Empire

Aug. 22, 2017
By Erik Anderson

The state's Inland Empire got a huge economic boost from California's climate-friendly programs.

'We Must Be Loud In Our Intolerance Of Intolerance': Loca...

'We Must Be Loud In Our Intolerance Of Intolerance': Local Faith Leaders Speak Up

Aug. 18, 2017
By Brooke Ruth, Erik Anderson, Maureen Cavanaugh

Local faith leaders held a press conference Friday to take a stand against racism in the wake of the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

San Diego And Tijuana Leaders Seek Modernization Amid NAF...

San Diego And Tijuana Leaders Seek Modernization Amid NAFTA Talks

Aug. 16, 2017
By Erik Anderson, Jean Guerrero

As federal negotiators met with their counterparts from Mexico and Canada in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to begin talks on NAFTA, leaders from border cities met in San Diego to support boosting the region's economic cooperation.

San Diego Researchers Race To Keep Rhinos From Going Extinct

San Diego Researchers Race To Keep Rhinos From Going Extinct

Aug. 7, 2017
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo researchers are working to save a critically endangered rhino species that is teetering close to extinction. Scientists are using southern white rhinos as surrogates in a last-ditch effort to save northern whites.

Imperial Beach Poised To Sue Over Sewage Spills

Imperial Beach Poised To Sue Over Sewage Spills

Aug. 1, 2017
By Erik Anderson

Imperial Beach officials are poised to sue the federal government unless the city sees progress in containing cross-border sewage spills.

California Mobile Home Park Gets Cutting Edge Renewable E...

California Mobile Home Park Gets Cutting Edge Renewable Energy System

July 31, 2017
By Erik Anderson

California is funding a trial program that could bring cutting edge renewable power systems to low-income communities around the state.

National Soccer Tournament Will Call San Diego Home

National Soccer Tournament Will Call San Diego Home

July 28, 2017
By Erik Anderson

San Diego will host a major summer soccer event for the next three years, providing a boost for the local tourism economy.

San Diego State University Has New Plans For Qualcomm Sta...

San Diego State University Has New Plans For Qualcomm Stadium Site

July 25, 2017
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

San Diego State University officials have reopened discussions with the mayor's office and members of the City Council over the future of the Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley, a school spokeswoman said Tuesday.

San Diego State Interim President Looks For Qualcomm Leas...

San Diego State Interim President Looks For Qualcomm Lease Extension

July 10, 2017
By Erik Anderson

Sally Roush, the San Diego State University interim president, discusses the university's desire for a region-wide asset for the educational opportunities for future students.

San Diego Brewer's Guild Works To Set Itself Apart

San Diego Brewer's Guild Works To Set Itself Apart

July 4, 2017
By Erik Anderson

The nation's craft beer industry and local craft brewers are turning to new labels and logo items to differentiate themselves from macrobrewers.

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