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Ecologist Michael Bogan holds a common green da...

In A Revived Arizona River, A Wildlife Oasis Is Remade

Nov. 18
Ariana Brocious/Arizona Public Media

Much of the Santa Cruz River is a dry, desert wash, only flowing after heavy monsoon rains. As Tucson Water hydrologist Dick Thompson and I walk along the river south of Starr Pass Boulevard, he points out how brown the vegetation looks.

A cat peeks through the trees in Paradise Hills...

Humane Society Draws Controversy By Sending Cats Back To The Streets

Nov. 18
By Claire Trageser

Since taking over animal control services for San Diego and several other cities last year, the San Diego Humane Society has allowed more than 1,200 stray cats to be released back to the streets.

An irrigation canal carries Colorado River wate...

New Analysis Spells Out Serious Legal Risk To Colorado River Water Users

Nov. 18
Luke Runyon/KUNC

As climate change continues to sap the Colorado River’s water, some users face serious legal risks to their supplies, according to a new analysis by researchers in Colorado and New Mexico.

Katy Fallon shows off some of her new paper-bas...

Imperial Beach's New Plastic Ban Goes Live

Nov. 15
By Matt Hoffman

Say goodbye to single-use plastics in Imperial Beach. Starting Friday one of the state’s strictest plastic bans goes into effect.

The San Diego Police Department seal is seen on...

Roundtable: Alarming Rate Of Law Enforcement Officers With Criminal Records

Nov. 15
By Aly Sadik, Mark Sauer

A collaborative inquiry finds hundreds of California law enforcement officers with criminal backgrounds. The nation's highest court could decide the future for nearly a million undocumented immigrants. Wildfires destroy more than structures, a look at the impact on survivors' mental health.

Waves as seen from the Ocean Beach pier, July 2...

California Gets Good Marks Planning For Sea-Level Rise

Nov. 15
By Erik Anderson

California gets the nation’s best marks for protecting the coast in the latest Heal the Bay state-of-the-beach survey.

Flames from the Witch Creek fire light up the e...

Factoring Mental Health Into Wildfire Emergency Plans, As Risk Of Fire Increases In California

Nov. 14
By Shalina Chatlani

Wildfires can leave scars across the land, but they can also leave a mark on the human psyche.

The Encina Power Station in Carlsbad on Jan 24,...

California Coastkeeper Alliance Releases Climate Change Plan For Coastal Areas

Nov. 13
By City News Service

The California Coastkeeper Alliance released its Ocean Climate Resiliency Action Plan Wednesday, a roadmap to mitigate the effects of climate change and sea level rise on coastal areas like northern San Diego County.

In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo a Pacific Gas...

California Regulators Order Inquiry Into Power Outages

Nov. 13
By Associated Press

California regulators opened a formal investigation Wednesday into pre-emptive power outages that blacked out large parts of the state in October, drawing strong rebukes from public officials and residents who said the shut-offs were too broad and poorly executed.

A tree with carved up bark stands near the San ...

Climate Activists Cast Shade On San Diego's Ambitious Tree Planting Efforts

Nov. 13
By Erik Anderson

An ambitious effort to boost the number and size of trees in the city of San Diego faces a difficult timetable.

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