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Electric Vehicle Sales Slip In California

Feb. 24
By Erik Anderson

Alternative fuel vehicle sales dip slightly but boosters say demand remains strong.

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Money Driving Debate Over San Diego County's Measure B

Feb. 24
By Erik Anderson

The battle over a North County housing development called Newland Sierra is attracting big money ahead of San Diego County's election day.

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First Pure Water Plant In San Diego County Breaks Ground In Oceanside

Feb. 19
By Erik Anderson

Oceanside's new water treatment plant adds 3 million to 5 million gallons of drinking water to the city's supply each day.

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Sound Waves Could Make Batteries Better, San Diego Scientists Say

Feb. 18
By Erik Anderson

San Diego scientists say they have found a way to use sound to improve the efficiency and capacity of certain batteries.

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Housing Industry Pushing Against San Diego's Measure A

Feb. 7
By Erik Anderson

The housing industry is making a big push to defeat Measure A on the San Diego County ballot in March. The measure seeks to change how developments are approved in the county’s rural unincorporated area.

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Hotel Industry Pushes Passage Of Measure C To Expand San Diego Convention Center

Feb. 4
By Erik Anderson

The push to convince voters to support Measure C is getteing a major boost for hotels located near the San Diego Convention Center.

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Electric Cars Could Put A Charge In California's Economy, Study Finds

Feb. 3
By Erik Anderson

California's transition from fossil fuels cars and trucks could carry a significant economic benefit for the state.

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Federal Money May Soon Help With San Diego's Cross Border Pollution Woes

Jan. 31
By Erik Anderson

San Diego may soon be in line for a huge infusion of federal money to help deal with a decades long cross border pollution problem.

San Diego Convention Center on Jan. 14, 2020.

Measure C Asks San Diego Voters To Approve New Hotel Tax

Jan. 29
By Erik Anderson

Measure C asks voters to approve a hotel tax hike to pay for a convention center expansion, homelessness and road repairs.

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Two San Diego Housing Developments Under Court Scrutiny

Jan. 28
By Erik Anderson

Two proposed North County housing projects are under fire in a San Diego courtroom.

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San Diego County Voters To Decide Fate Of Newland Sierra Housing Project

Jan. 28
By Erik Anderson

San Diego County’s registered voters are in a position to decide the fate of the Newland Sierra housing project, along Interstate 15 north of Escondido.

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Measure A Would Dramatically Change How Rural Land Is Developed In San Diego County

Jan. 24
By Erik Anderson

San Diego County could see sweeping changes in its land-use rules for unincorporated areas if Measure A passes on the March ballot.

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San Diego County Works For Accurate Census Count

Jan. 23
By Erik Anderson

San Diego County officials are hoping for an accurate census tally in the region this year because federal funding hangs in the balance.

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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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Frozen Skin Cells Could Create A New Future For Endangered Northern White Rhinos

Dec. 13, 2019
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers are making progress on a long-running plan to revive a nearly extinct rhino species. Two rhino births this year were important steps.

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California Could See Storm Damages Costing A Billion Dollars Each Year

Dec. 6, 2019
By Erik Anderson

California can expect to sustain significant economic damage from storm systems known as atmospheric rivers.

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Former VP Al Gore Warns Salk Audience Of Rapidly Warming Climate

Dec. 4, 2019
By Erik Anderson

The former vice president warns a San Diego audience that climate change is already happening.

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New Rhino Born In San Diego Key To Research Effort

Nov. 27, 2019
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo Safari Park officials are keeping a close eye on the 100th southern white rhino born at the park, because it is an important part of a long-running rhino recovery effort.

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Oysters To Serve As Biological Sensors In San Diego Estuaries

Nov. 25, 2019
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers hope oysters give them a unique peek into the health of local estuaries.

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Rare Platypus On Display At San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Nov. 22, 2019
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo Safari Park welcomes two platypuses from Australia.

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California Gets Good Marks Planning For Sea-Level Rise

Nov. 15, 2019
By Erik Anderson

California gets the nation’s best marks for protecting the coast in the latest Heal the Bay state-of-the-beach survey.

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Climate Activists Cast Shade On San Diego's Ambitious Tree Planting Efforts

Nov. 13, 2019
By Erik Anderson

An ambitious effort to boost the number and size of trees in the city of San Diego faces a difficult timetable.

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Report: Fossil Fuel Investments Cost California Pension Funds Money

Nov. 5, 2019
By Erik Anderson

Activists are pushing the state's second largest pension fund to dump fossil fuel stocks.

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San Diego Catholic Leaders Get Grim Picture On Climate Change From Scripps Scientist

Nov. 4, 2019
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Catholics got a dark view of the planet’s future from one the world’s top climate change scientists.

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Back Country Development Ballot Measure Draws Fire In San Diego

Oct. 29, 2019
By Erik Anderson

The ballot battle is underway over a measure that seeks to give voters a say if a back country development doesn't conform with San Diego County's General plan.

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Nearly 8,000 Without Power As Fire Risk Increases In San Diego County

Oct. 24, 2019
By City News Service, Erik Anderson, Jade Hindmon, John Carroll

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning, in effect from 5 a.m. Thursday to 5 p.m. Friday in the mountains and valleys, with the fiercest winds likely late Thursday night through early Friday morning.

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UCSD Supercomputer Helps Firefighters Battle Southern California Wildfires

Oct. 23, 2019
By Erik Anderson

UC San Diego's supercomputer is using its power to draw up fast wildfire simulations that are helping firefighters in the field.

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Wildfire Risk Elevated With Wave Of Hot Santa Ana Winds

Oct. 22, 2019
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

The National Weather Service San Diego has issued a red flag warning.

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San Diego Officials Warn Of Fire Danger Under Santa Ana Conditions

Oct. 21, 2019
By Erik Anderson

San Diego city officials are warning people to be alert about wildfires as the weather gets warm.

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Business Report: Will There Be A Brexit Deal?

Oct. 19, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Erik Anderson

The impact of Brexit on the U.S. economy. The General Motors strike comes to an end. And some relief for gas prices in San Diego.

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Del Mar Still Working Out Plans To Deal With Rising Ocean

Oct. 16, 2019
By Erik Anderson

Del Mar and the California Coastal Commission take some extra time to work out a controversial local coastal plan.

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Body Trapped In Tijuana Pump Station Caused Sewage Spill Into US

Oct. 15, 2019
By Erik Anderson

The spill started around 9 p.m. Sunday night and continued until 8 a.m. Monday morning, according to the International Boundary and Water Commission.

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San Diego Activist Argues Why Green New Deal Matters

Oct. 14, 2019
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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San Diego Officials Push Tourist Tax Hike For Civic Projects

Oct. 10, 2019
By Erik Anderson

San Diego civic leaders revive a ballot measure to pay for the expansion of the convention center, homeless programs and road paving.

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Report: Wildfires Cutting Into Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Oct. 8, 2019
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, 2019
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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Ocean Beach Paddle Out To Focus On Clean Ocean Water

Oct. 4, 2019
By Erik Anderson

Surfers and others will paddle around the OB Pier on Sunday to celebrate efforts to clean up the ocean.

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Free EV Rides For San Diego Drivers On Clean Air Day

Oct. 2, 2019
By Erik Anderson

Free rides in electric vehicles for San Diego drivers who might be considering making the switch from gas-powered vehicles.

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Endangered Birds Released In Tijuana River Estuary

Oct. 1, 2019
By Erik Anderson

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

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8 Million Gallons Of Tainted Water Foul Tijuana River Valley

Sept. 30, 2019
By Erik Anderson

Millions of gallons of sewage-tainted water flowed across the U.S.-Mexico border into the Tijuana River Valley Sunday night.

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Protesters Take Over San Diego Congressman Peters' Office

Sept. 26, 2019
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, 2019
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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South Bay Officials, Residents Calls On President To Act On Border Pollution

Sept. 17, 2019
By Erik Anderson

South Bay politicians and clean water advocates are calling on President Donald Trump to do something about cross-border pollution in San Diego County.

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San Diego's Climate Crisis: Oyster Hatchery Challenged By Warming Ocean

Sept. 17, 2019
By Erik Anderson

Making a living from the ocean in Southern California is never easy, but the planet’s changing climate is creating additional hurdles for a 50-year-old oyster farm.

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Research Shows California's Marine Sea Life Reserves Are Working

Sept. 10, 2019
By Erik Anderson

New research finds California’s System of Marine Protected Areas is doing exactly what it was designed to do — allowing marine species to reproduce in safe places.

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Reps. Levin, Peters Urge Congress To Say No Drilling Off California Coast

Sept. 4, 2019
By Erik Anderson

Two Southern California Congressman are rallying support to block new offshore oil drilling along the state’s coast saying this is not the time for new offshore oil platforms.

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San Diego Wildfire Season Entering Dangerous Phase

Sept. 4, 2019
By Erik Anderson

San Diego fire officials are bracing for the possibility of extreme fire conditions in the next few months.

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San Diego Airport Faces Rising Ocean Levels

Aug. 28, 2019
By Erik Anderson

San Diego International Airport officials are working to bolster the facility so it is resilient to rising ocean levels.

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Rep. Peters Explains Why He Doesn't Like The Green New Deal

Aug. 22, 2019
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Congressman Scott Peters does not support the Green New Deal but he does think Congress should be taking action to protect the environment.

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Baby Rhino In San Diego Gains Weight, Offers Promise For Saving A Species

Aug. 14, 2019
By Erik Anderson

The baby rhino born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park two and a half weeks ago is thriving under the watchful protective eye of its mom. It also helps show a way for saving another rhinoceros species.

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