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Waste Canister Incident At San Onofre Nuclear Plant Prompts Further Training

Aug. 13
By City News Service

An incident last week involving a canister containing spent nuclear fuel at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station prompted the utility operating the station to direct additional training measures from the contractor in charge of transferring the fuel, it was reported Monday.

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Navy's Plan To Protect Marine Mammals Under Scrutiny

Aug. 13
By Steve Walsh

Environmental groups want the Navy to stick to the agreements worked out after years of litigation on the current plan.

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Safety Inspector Describes Near Accident During San Onofre Community Panel Discussion

Aug. 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The decommissioning of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant is moving forward, even as controversies continue over the storage of spent nuclear fuel.

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As Temperatures Hit Triple Digits, ER Doctors Brace For Surge In Patients

Aug. 10
By Susan Murphy

Temperatures in El Cajon in 30 of the last 40 days have reached 90 degrees or hotter, according to data from the National Weather Service, with nearly 10 of those days hitting triple digits.

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Court Orders Ban On Harmful Pesticide, Says EPA Violated Law

Aug. 9
By Associated Press

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains.

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Scripps Oceanography Reports Another Record-High Sea Surface Temperature

Aug. 9
By City News Service

Extreme heat Thursday and high surf in San Diego could cause potentially dangerous conditions at the beach this weekend.

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More Than Beaches And Dunes, Author Explains How We Rely On Sand In Surprising Ways

Aug. 8
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

People depend on sand in unexpected ways. It is used to build houses, from the foundation to the windows, and pave our roads. It's in toothpaste and shampoo and used to make underwear bands. Author Vince Beiser writes the resource that may seem plentiful is actually finite.

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San Diego Scientists Say Extreme Events Caused By Climate Change Could Spur Action

Aug. 8
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The authors of the piece in "Foreign Affairs" magazine propose that as the rich nations of the earth see a greater impact from a changing climate they will increase their efforts to limit carbon emissions and create technology that may reverse the effects of climate change.

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San Diego Zoo Adds A Dozen Flamingo Chicks

Aug. 8
By City News Service

The San Diego Zoo has added 13 flamingo chicks to its flock, 12 of which are being raised by foster parents.

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Summer Heat Wave Keeps San Diego Area Sweltering

Aug. 8
By City News Service

A heat wave that has made an already torrid summer downright oppressive in the San Diego area sent temperatures skyrocketing across the region for a second straight day Wednesday.