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San Diego Smog Among The Nation's Worst

April 24
By Erik Anderson

A new American Lung Association report finds San Diego is the sixth smoggiest city in the country and the number of unhealthy ozone days is going up.

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A New Season Of 'A Growing Passion' Debuts On KPBS

April 24
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Garden expert Nan Sterman kicks off the show's seventh season Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS Television.

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City Council Approves Regulations For Dockless Scooters, Bikes

April 23
By Andrew Bowen

The new regulations require bike and scooter sharing companies to limit speeds in high-pedestrian areas and to respond to reports of abandoned or illegally parked devices.

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First Person: Encinitas Mom Goes Zero Waste

April 22
By Brooke Ruth

Michelle Andrews was pretty far along into her waste-reducing efforts when she learned about the trend of going zero waste. She prefers to refer to her efforts as living a low-waste lifestyle.

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Earth Day 2019 Special: How San Diegans Are Decreasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

April 22
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera, Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

On Monday's Midday Edition, we are bringing you an Earth Day special. We'll discuss ways San Diegans are decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and the politics of responding to climate change.

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Salk Scientists Plan To Combat Climate Change With Plants

April 17
By Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

A team of plant scientists at The Salk Institute believes their simple idea of harnessing the power of plants to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in their roots could have a dramatic impact on efforts to combat climate change.

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Multi-State Colorado River Drought Plan Faces Legal Challenge

April 17
By Erik Anderson

Imperial County water managers sue to stop a Colorado River drought contingency plan recently signed by President Trump.

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Congressman Levin Proposes Bill To Tackle San Onofre Nuclear Storage

April 16
By Claire Trageser

Congressman Mike Levin on Tuesday waded into the ongoing dilemma over what to do about the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

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Connecting Climate Change To The Surge Of Migrants At The Border

April 16
By Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

In a recent series of reports for The New Yorker, staff writer Jonathan Blitzer examines how climate change is fueling an exodus of Guatemalan migrants coming to the U.S. border.

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Scattered Showers, Gusty Winds Expected In San Diego County

April 16
By City News Service

The best chance of showers will be late Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening in the mountains, forecasters said.

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