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Cyclists, Business Owners Review New 30th Street Bike Lanes In North Park

July 23
By Andrew Bowen

The protected bike lanes have caused deep divisions among North Park residents and business owners. Cyclists, meanwhile, love them.

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New Scripps Institution Of Oceanography Research Vessel Runs On Hydrogen

July 23
By Erik Anderson

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography is getting a new research ship, and it will be much better for the environment.

Spring Valley Clean Up Crew founder Victoria Ab...

Spring Valley Group Stages Clean-Up In Tijuana River Valley

July 23
By Melissa Mae

The group says county officials are not adequately responding to a worsening environmental crisis.

The now-defunct San Onofre Nuclear Power Statio...

Rep. Levin Forms Nuclear Waste Caucus

July 23
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego North County Congressman Mike Levin has announced the formation of a bipartisan congressional caucus to explore solutions to the spent nuclear waste problem.

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EPA Close To Picking Cross-Border Sewage Fix, But Help Remains Far Off

July 23
By Erik Anderson

Federal money has been set aside to fix the cross border sewage flows fouling local beaches, but that solution remains a long way off.

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Free Wildfire Prevention For Seniors In San Diego County

July 20
By Melissa Mae

A local program helps seniors and physically disabled persons protect their homes from wildfires for free.

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Anti-Plastic Waste Initiative Approved For California Ballot

July 20
By Associated Press

A California initiative that would require state regulators to reduce plastic waste has qualified for the November 2022 ballot.

Water in Lost Man canal passes underneath Highw...

A Massive Plumbing System Moves Water Across Colorado’s Mountains. But This Year, There’s Less To Go Around

July 19
Alex Hager / KUNC

About 80% of Colorado’s water falls on the western side of the state. But about 80% of Colorado’s people live on the east side of the mountains. Because of gravity, that water doesn’t flow to them naturally. Instead, Colorado’s heavily-populated Front Range relies on a massive plumbing system to keep drinking water flowing to its taps.

Old Highway 80 is shown as it runs through Jacu...

Developer’s Deals With Community Organizations Under Fire As Giant Solar Farm Moves Closer To Approval

July 19
By Camille von Kaenel / inewsource

As California seeks 100% zero-carbon electricity by 2045, momentum is building behind renewable energy projects. Several wind or solar projects are moving forward in southeastern San Diego County, where backcountry residents’ interests sometimes clash with those of the developers and public officials.

A Peninsular Bighorn Sheep in the Anza-Borrego ...

Annual Bighorn Sheep Count In Anza-Borrego Canceled, Ending 50-Year Tradition

July 19
By Claire Trageser

The heatwaves that have rippled across the Western United States this summer are causing problems for wildlife researchers. In the desert outside San Diego, an annual bighorn sheep count was cancelled after a volunteer died of heatstroke.