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California Urges Power Conservation For Second Day Amid Heat

June 17
By Associated Press

California’s power grid operator has called for a second day of voluntary energy conservation as the state swelters under a record-setting heat wave.

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Scripps Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan Will Receive Prestigious Climate Prize

June 17
By Jade Hindmon, Pat Finn

Veerabhadran "Ram" Ramanathan, the renowned professor and researcher in climate science at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, is being honored for his work on climate change.

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San Diego Mayor Will Not Close Public Access To La Jolla Sea Lion Rookery

June 17
By Erik Anderson

La Jolla sea lions will have to endure the crowds walking up and down the La Jolla shore, because the city is not shutting down access to a sea lion nursery.

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More Than 30 Pelicans Found Mutilated Along Southern California Coast

June 17
By Associated Press, City News Service

Over the last eight months, more than 30 pelicans have been found along the Southern California coast suffering from often-severe wing fractures, prompting wildlife officials today to reach out to the public for information on who may be attacking them.

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San Diegans Can Chill And Save Money With ‘Cool Zones’

June 17
By Melissa Mae

Nine "Cool Zones" are now open in some of the hottest areas in San Diego County. People are encouraged to conserve energy during the day and these sites provide a safe space for the community to escape the heat.

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Sierra Club Awaits Word From Mayor's Office On Closure Of Sea Lion Rookery

June 16
By Erik Anderson

San Diego mayor's office remains quiet about doing more to protect sea lions along the La Jolla coast.

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Heat Wave Prompts Call For Voluntary Power Conservation Thursday

June 16
By City News Service, KPBS Staff

With temperatures soaring in San Diego and beyond, a Flex Alert calling on residents to voluntary cut their power use will be in effect Thursday evening in hopes of reducing strain on the state's power grid.

Electrical power flow and conditions are monito...

California May Urge Power Conservation Due To Heat Wave

June 16
By Associated Press

The potential Flex Alerts would be in effect during the hours from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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California Farmers Told Drought Could Cut Off Their Water

June 15
By Associated Press

Thousands of Central California farmers are being warned of possible water cutoffs this summer as the state deals with a drought that's already curtailed federal and state irrigation supplies.

Seal lions, seals and birds rest on rocks along...

Sierra Club, Seal Society, Call On Mayor To Shut Down Sea Lion Rookery

June 15
By City News Service

The organizations pointed to two recent incidents they say highlight a pressing need to close access to the rookery: the "violent death" of a young sea lion pup and serious injuries they allege were inflicted upon a pregnant sea lion.

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