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Trump Administration Slashes Imperiled Spotted Owls' Habitat

Jan. 14
By Associated Press

The Trump administration has slashed millions of acres of protected habitat for the imperiled northern spotted owl in Oregon, Washington and northern California.

Buoys in the water at the Carlsbad Aquafarm whe...

Ocean Acidification Affecting California Mussels

Jan. 14
By Erik Anderson

California mussels are changing as the ocean becomes more acidic and scientists worry that may hurt them.

Waves crash against the Ocean Beach Pier in San...

County Supervisors OK Developing New Climate Action Plan

Jan. 13
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Wednesday to develop a new climate action plan that focuses on accomplishing zero carbon emissions within 15 years.

In this April 20, 2013 file photo, male greater...

Sage Grouse Review Done, But Scant Time For Trump's Changes

Jan. 12
Matthew Brown / Associated Press

The ground-dwelling, chicken-sized greater sage grouse has been at the center of a long-running dispute over how much of the American West’s expansive public lands should be developed.

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San Diego Supervisors Chart New Course For Climate Action Plan

Jan. 12
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors' new Democratic majority looks at changing the county's approach to climate change.

Todd Gloria being virtually sworn in by Califor...

Three Ways Todd Gloria Has Already Changed San Diego City Government

Jan. 12
By Andrew Bowen

During his first month in office, Mayor Todd Gloria has taken stances on key issues that separate him from his predecessor. Gloria will give his first State of the City address Wednesday.

The orange haze covering the San Diego skyline ...

Study: Wildfires Produced Up To Half Of Pollution In US West

Jan. 11
Matthew Brown / Associated Press

Even as pollution emissions declined from other sources including vehicle exhaust and power plants, the amount from fires increased sharply, said researchers at Stanford University and the University of California, San Diego.

People watching the high surf at Sunset Cliffs ...

Santa Ana Conditions Expected This Week In San Diego County

Jan. 10
By City News Service

Santa Ana conditions, with low humidity and gusty winds, are expected this week in San Diego County, including elevated surf early in the week with some minor coastal flooding in spots.

A warm day and palm trees pictured in San Carlo...

Warm Weather Ahead This Week In San Diego County

Jan. 9
By City News Service

Dry weather with above-normal temperatures are expected to continue Saturday throughout San Diego County as a Santa Ana pattern prevails, with warmth peaking later in the week, the National Weather Service said.

Trash piled up at the Miramar Landfill, June 24...

Trash Going Into Miramar Landfill Up 11% Since The Beginning Of The Pandemic

Jan. 8
By John Carroll

The Miramar Landfill has been getting a couple more tons of trash every month since the pandemic began. San Diego's Deputy Director of Environmental Services explains why.