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City Council Votes 3-1 To Pass Climate Emergency Resolution

Jan. 16
By City News Service

The resolution has no council action attached, but voting for it is the first step toward getting more meaningful ordinances in front of the full city council. San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento have all declared climate emergencies.

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Fast-Moving Storm Could Bring Rain, Snow To San Diego County

Jan. 16
By City News Service

A fast-moving storm will bring a chance of rain and snow in San Diego County Thursday before exiting by midday Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Climate Change, And Our Response To It, Is Making Life Hard For Desert Tortoises

Jan. 16
Luke Runyon/KUER

Few species are equipped to handle a hot and dry climate better than the desert tortoise. But with climate change making their home hotter and drier, and energy projects meant to limit carbon emissions springing up in the desert, the tortoises are being hit with a one-two punch.

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San Diego Sues SDG&E Over Recycled Water Project

Jan. 16
By City News Service

San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott argued SDG&E is contractually required to cover the costs of the Pure Water project, but the utility said customers outside of San Diego shouldn't pay for it.

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Cold Storm Expected To Bring Rain, Snow In San Diego County

Jan. 15
By City News Service

A storm that is expected to bring a chance of rain and snow on Thursday continued creeping toward San Diego County Wednesday.

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California May Require Beverage Makers To Handle Recycling

Jan. 14
Don Thompson / Associated Press

California lawmakers are considering upending the state's struggling bottle and can recycling program by requiring beverage distributors to create a new system to take back their own containers.

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San Diego Mayor Signs Pledge To Help Endangered Monarch Butterflies

Jan. 14
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined hundreds of other U.S. mayors when he signed the Mayors Monarch Pledge. Signing the pledge commits the city to take action to help the endangered butterfly.

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Cool, Dry Weather Expected This Week In San Diego

Jan. 13
By City News Service

Weather forecasters say that a series of weather disturbances across California this week will keep Southern California cool and dry through Wednesday.

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Koalas Suffer In The Wild, But Get Help From San Diego

Jan. 10
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego Zoo is trying to rescue koalas in danger of dying in Australia's ferocious bush fires.

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Study Shows Coal Plant Shutdowns Save Lives and Crops

Jan. 8
By Shalina Chatlani

A study by UC San Diego showed that over the course of a decade coal plant shutdowns saved an estimated 26,000 lives and 570 million bushels of crops.