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Climate Change Desk

The urgency of addressing human causes of climate change has long been apparent. To amplify this issue that's paramount to us all, KPBS has launched a Climate Change Desk to step up our coverage of this existential threat including reported stories and interviews with experts and newsmakers.

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San Diego Activist Argues Why Green New Deal Matters

Oct. 14
By Erik Anderson

Climate advocate group San Diego 350 continues to push for local politicians to support the Green New Deal.

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Report: Wildfires Cutting Into Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Oct. 8
By Erik Anderson

California’s frequent wildfires are hurting efforts to stem climate change.

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Del Mar, California Coastal Commission Clash Over Climate Change Plan

Oct. 7
By Erik Anderson

The city of Del Mar and the California Coastal Commission are set to lock horns next week over how the city will deal with rising sea levels.

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Difficult But Rewarding Work: Planting Trees To Aid The Climate

Oct. 7
By Associated Press

Destruction of the forests can be swift. Regrowth is much, much slower. But around the world, people are putting shovels to ground to help it happen.

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Endangered Birds Released In Tijuana River Estuary

Oct. 1
By Erik Anderson

San Diego biologists released seven endangered Ridgway rails in the Tijuana River Estuary on Tuesday.

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Why A Decrease In 3 Billion North American Birds Matters

Oct. 1
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

In the half-century since 1970, the number of birds in North America has declined by an estimated three billion — that's a 29 percent decrease.

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'Free Ride Day' Returns To San Diego Public Transit Wednesday

Oct. 1
By Andrew Bowen

On Oct. 2, passengers will ride for free all regular bus routes, plus the trolley, COASTER and SPRINTER rail lines. Last year the event logged more than 50,000 additional transit trips.

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SANDAG Shifts Funds To Fast Track Transit, Highway Projects

Sept. 27
By Andrew Bowen

Elected officials on the SANDAG board approved budget amendments aimed at getting more transportation projects ready for construction. But the agency's executive director warned two proposed freeway widenings could put SANDAG "in legal jeopardy."

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Protesters Take Over San Diego Congressman Peters' Office

Sept. 26
By Erik Anderson

Environmental activists disrupted work at the San Diego office of Congressman Scott Peters on Friday to protest his refusal to back the Green New Deal.

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Scripps Institution Researcher Contributes To Latest UN Climate Report

Sept. 26
By Erik Anderson

A San Diego oceanographer who helped write part of the newest United Nations climate report found the study painted a bleak picture of a climate that is changing faster than expected.

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San Diego’s Climate Crisis: The Impacts Of A Warming World On Refugee Communities

Sept. 23
By Priya Sridhar

The World Bank projects climate change will displace as many as 140 million people around the world by 2050, with Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia the hardest-hit regions.

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San Diego County Students, Teachers Join In Global Climate Strike

Sept. 20
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

Students around the county participated Friday in the Global Climate Strike by rallying and marching throughout the day.

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Roundtable: San Diego’s Climate Crisis

Sept. 20
By Aly Sadik, Mark Sauer

The impact of climate change on local businesses and homes, our oceans, and the California National Guard.

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San Diego's Climate Crisis: Researcher Says Climate Change Is Driving Mass Migration

Sept. 20
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Tucson-based reporter and researcher Todd Miller writes about how climate change has led to increased migration across the globe.

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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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