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San Diego's Climate Crisis: Sea Level Rise Will Threaten Imperial Beach For Decades

Sept. 19
By Matt Hoffman

Imperial Beach regularly experiences flooding during high-tides and storms — rising oceans caused by climate change are threatening to make that flooding catastrophic.

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Trump Bars California From Setting Stricter Fuel Standards

Sept. 18
Michael Biesecker and Adam Beam / Associated Press

In a tweet, Trump said his action would result in less expensive, safer cars. He also predicted Americans would purchase more new cars, which would result in cleaner air as older models are taken off the roads.

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The UN Secretary General Urges Public Pressure To Address The Climate ‘Emergency’

Sept. 18
Mark Hertsgaard/The Nation

The United Nations secretary general says that he is counting on public pressure to compel governments to take much stronger action against what he calls the climate change “emergency.”

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San Diego's Climate Crisis: How Heightened Wildfire Risk Is Altering The Work Of California's National Guard

Sept. 18
By Steve Walsh

Members of the California National Guard have always had a role in fighting wildfires, but now there is a task force working year-round on fire prevention efforts.

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Federal Plan To End State Mileage Standards Draws Criticism

Sept. 18
By Associated Press

The Trump administration is poised to revoke California's authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy.

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South Bay Officials, Residents Calls On President To Act On Border Pollution

Sept. 17
By Erik Anderson

South Bay politicians and clean water advocates are calling on President Donald Trump to do something about cross-border pollution in San Diego County.

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San Diego City Council Approves Community Choice Energy Program

Sept. 17
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

The San Diego City Council voted Tuesday to create joint-powers authority to buy and sell energy in competition with private companies like San Diego Gas & Electric. The program is key to the city meeting its goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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County Issues 'Do Not Drink' Notice For 100-Plus Campo Residents

Sept. 17
By City News Service

Water testing found nitrate levels higher than the maximum allowed in the water system, which serves roughly 120 residential connections and a general store in the area.

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EPA Set To End California's Ability To Regulate Fuel Economy

Sept. 17
Michael Biesecker / Associated Press

The move comes after the Justice Department opened an antitrust investigation into a deal between California and four automakers for tougher pollution and mileage requirements than those sought by President Donald Trump. Trump also has sought to relax Obama-era mileage standards nationwide, weakening a key effort to slow climate change.

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Dry, Windy Weather Brings Increased Fire Danger To San Diego County

Sept. 17
By City News Service

Dry conditions and gusty winds will increase the danger of fire in San Diego County Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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