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September 13, 2009 - Consumers' cuts drying up revenue for districts

September 9, 2009 - South Bay Power Plant permit may be canceled, regulators warn

September 8, 2009 - Fight beetle infestation by not moving oak wood

September 8, 2009 - UCSD to receive funds for ocean monitoring system

September 6, 2009 - State fees on greenhouse gas output could be near

September 4, 2009 - Huge state water-supply repair bill looms

September 3, 2009 - Nature center deemed county's greenest building

September 2, 2009 - Wind energy efforts often get tangled up in red tape

August 31, 2009 - Green-energy plan is tall task for state

August 29, 2009 - City plans update on land-use guidelines

August 29, 2009 - Cyclists' mecca a smooth cruise

August 28, 2009 - Floating dump seen as deadly to the sea

August 27, 2009 - Researchers return from garbage patch with samples

August 24, 2009 - Water system on state agenda

August 21, 2009 - Group wants military energy offensive

August 21, 2009 - State halts SDG&E plan to cut rural area power

August 20, 2009 - State temporarily blocks SDG&E power shut-off plan

August 17, 2009 - Recycling proposal targets business

August 13, 2009 - Day-use, camping fees up at state parks

August 13, 2009 - Company must pay $600,000 for pollution

August 12, 2009 - Pollution suspects arrested in Malta

August 12, 2009 - State parks will increase various fees

August 12, 2009 - Industrial firm fined $600,000 for groundwater contamination

August 11, 2009 - Fugitive caught in Malta faces San Diego pollution charges

August 9, 2009 - War's on against invasive mussels

August 4, 2009 - California's Water | A Vanishing Resource - Steelhead strategy roils local waters

August 1, 2009 - California's Water | A Vanishing Resource

July 28, 2009 - Cash for Clunkers carries many requirements

July 27, 2009 - Optimism spreads that fewer state parks will shut

July 24, 2009 - Hold off the barking dogs, judge tells city

July 22, 2009 - Toxic diesel emission rules eased

July 20, 2009 - Judge orders removal of seals from Children's Pool

July 18, 2009 - Handsome hybrid, hefty price

July 18, 2009 - Torrey Pines as pretty as a picture to artists

July 14, 2009 - Biologist advises caution in dealing with large squid

July 12, 2009 - Fishermen feeling pinch of water policy

July 8, 2009 - San Diego didn't seek federal aid for water project

July 25, 2009 - Leopard sharks easy to spot by snorkelers

July 23, 2009 - Water board grant will help UCSD protect coast

July 21, 2009 - Judge orders S.D. to disperse seals

July 16, 2009 - San Diego leads California in solar installations

July 13, 2009 - El Niño has arrived, federal scientists say

July 9, 2009 - Assembly passes bill giving city control over Children's Pool

July 4, 2009 - Coasting: Del Mar Dog Beach

June 26, 2009 - OK given new glass in cars, but pollution fee is put off

June 2, 2009 - Dog proposal stays muzzled in seal dispute

May 29, 2009 - Local gems on list of parks that state could shut down

May 28, 2009 - State mulls 220 parks for closure, including Torrey Pines, Anza-Borrego

May 27, 2009 - Vehicles hit highway, powered
by hydrogen

May 26, 2009 - California's Water: A Vanishing Resource

May 23, 2009 - How to move the seals? Dog recordings

May 22, 2009 - CALIFORNIA'S WATER — A VANISHING RESOURCE

May 22, 2009 - Seal-dispersal effort to include sounds, spraying

May 20, 2009 - Report card: S.D. beaches not so great in wet weather

May 18, 2009 - >Fees loom for industries greenhouse gas emissions

May 13, 2009 - House approves $6.4 billion for green schools

May 11, 2009 - Green energy plans are high priority

May 7, 2009 - Short Takes - NEWS IN BRIEF OF COUNTYWIDE INTERES

May 5, 2009 - S.D. City Council adopts water-use restrictions

May 3, 2009 - Lined canal ends seepage, saving water

May 2, 2009 - The Edge's green pitch for Malibu riles residents

April 30, 2009 - Hearing on water-rate increase to proceed

April 24, 2009 - Reuse or recycle your dead light bulbs

April 24, 2009 - Alternate fuels focus of state's new rules

April 23, 2009 - Night time the right time to watch the grunion run

April 20, 2009 - Where are eco-friendly jobs?

April 18, 2009 - New Insight

April 18, 2009 - New fee for water capacity approved

April 17, 2009 - Tracking your carbon footprint

April 17, 2009 - Senate OKs bill letting city decide beach's fate

April 16, 2009 - Interior secretary backs safeguards

April 16, 2009 - Senate OKs bill to give city control of Children's Pool

April 14, 2009 - Bighorn sheep's protected habitat to shrink 55%

April 12, 2009 - Local coalition working to bring climate-change institute to area

April 7, 2009 - Partnership will turn sodas into seedlings

April 4, 2009 - Budget threatens coastal water testing

April 4, 2009 - New creed on water: Use less, pay more

March 25, 2009 - In hybrid price war, new Prius battles Insight

March 23, 2009 - New watering source is surfacing

March 22, 2009 - Activist known as game-changer in seals case

March 21, 2009 - Mayor calls new S.D. water limits fair

March 20, 2009 - Report: Energy production choking bird population

March 20, 2009 - Free e-waste recycling at two sites Saturday

March 14, 2009 - Hybrid milestone for Ford

March 14, 2009 - Toyota to focus on hybrids

March 10, 2009 - Honda's hybrid Insight sells briskly Japan

March 9, 2009 - Going green, without a lawn

February 27, 2009 - Proposal would boost S.D.'s sway over seal colony at Children's Pool

February 27, 2009 - Overhaul of climate programs proposed

February 24, 2009 - Drought could be nightmare for nature

February 21, 2009 - Powerlink meeting is met with outrage

February 21, 2009 - Voluntary water conservation declared

February 18, 2009 - Keeping seals in La Jolla focus of city request to state

February 18, 2009 - SHORT TAKES

February 18, 2009 - Outdoors author to speak about children and nature

February 17, 2009 - City Council to seek state law to maintain seal colony

February 15, 2009 - Volunteers 'Love' river enough to clean it up

February 15, 2009 - CALIFORNIA'S WATER: A VANISHING RESOURCE

February 14, 2009 - What's new for 2020?

February 13, 2009 - Regulators under fire over chemical plume cleanup

February 10, 2009 - Supervisors approve green-building policy for county facilities

February 4, 2009 - Nuclear station to get new towers of power

February 4, 2009 - Endangered Catalina Island fox population booms

February 4, 2009 - Endangered species topic of museum conference

January 31, 2009 - Hybrids not for everyone

January 28, 2009 - Rationing of water probable by July 1

January 27, 2009 - Sanders: Water rationing likely by July 1

January 12, 2009 - Skittish residents still recovering after floods

January 12, 2009 - Gold mine wants court to OK dumping waste in lake

December 12, 2008 - More legal wrangling in Cove seals case

December 11, 2008 - Water-cleaning operation faulted

November 24, 2008 - It's a buyer's market for land preservation

November 5, 2008 - Calif. high-speed rail bond approved

November 5, 2008 - Calif. rejects clean power initiative

November 5, 2008 - Outcome of state proposition voting solidifies

October 23, 2008 - Pupping season starts in December

September 12, 2008 - Wild hogs establish beachhead at El Cap

August 26, 2008 - State officials planning to harvest ocean's fishing litter

August 26, 2008- Pumping up fuel efficiency

August 26, 2008 - Commerce Dept. rules for hearing trouble foes of San Onofre toll road

August 26, 2008 - Loss of a friend

August 18, 2008 - Issues swirl around proposed dams

August 14, 2008 - Green pools mosquitoes' playground

July 21, 2008 - Fuel costs, economy contribute to decline in traffic volume

July 15, 2008 - Soaring fuel costs take huge bite out of grocery, farm budgets.

July 15, 2008 - Sports teams increasingly eco-conscious

July 10, 2008 - Celebrity neighbors Begley, Nye carry eco-grudge

July 1, 2008 - Massive solar plan is linked to SDG&E

June 30, 2008 - New law a break for the big birds

June 8, 2008 - Utilities need to reward solar power generation

May 28, 2008 - Food price inflation is just the beginning

April 23, 2008 - Base grows greener

April 23, 2008 - Studies stir confusion on safety of plastics

Mar 08, 2008 - Reclaimed water law is largely forgotten

Feb 26, 2008 - Studies show scope of damage to reefs

Feb 24, 2008 - 'Eco-awakening' affects personal lifestyle choices

Feb 19, 2008 - City's next step in recycling

Dec 15, 2007 - Captive breeding eyed for imperiled wildlife

Sep 27, 2007 - Vanishing ice worries west

Jul 18, 2007 - Plugged into public's push for cleaner world

Jul 12, 2007 - Take-back efforts on rise

Jun 24, 2007 - Flying free again

Jun 19, 2007 - Our electronic waste is piling up overseas

Sep 26, 2006 - Recycled tap water's 'unsettled question'



Going Green Guide Stories

Indisposable planet
Take time to recalculate the Earth's worth

Earth Day, a celebration of the environment that began 38 years ago, has gone year-round, 24/7, as Americans graduate from a throwaway society to a lifestyle mindful of nature's limits.

Building in changes
What hath urban development spawned, including in mega-metroplexes like New York? Climate change, that's what.

OK, we all (mostly) are on board on this global warming thing: We're into recycling, conservation and carbon footprint reduction.

Old king sol
Solar energy can save you money, but only in the long run

Almost everyone knows that harnessing solar energy is good for the environment. But is it also good for the pocket book?

House of hazards
An unhealthy home environment can take your clean breaths away

Our homes are our havens, providing refuge from the chaos, complexities and dangers of the outside world. At least that’s the ideal. But if home is where the heart is, it’s also where you find an appalling number of pollutants, toxins, harmful microbes and other environmental threats.

A green house
A 'green' home is a concept that goes far beyond just cuttingrising energy bills. Here are some ideas for taking it further.

The Berkley is a single-story, moderately sized house featured in the Mascord book. It is easily adaptable to Southern California's focus on outdoor living. Clerestory windows capture daylight, and the garage features a green roof. Rated by Mascord on a one-to-five leaf scale for meeting green-building standards, it is one of many sustainable home plans available from the firm.

Greener pastures
New eco-friendly products suit consumers, and companies are paying attention

You could say green is the new black. With concerns about the environment and global warming capturing the collective consciousness, more consumers are clamoring for eco-friendly and green products.

Designs on construction waste
Many home builders have concrete plans for recycling

When she talks about recycling construction and demolition waste, DPR Construction project manager Whitney Dorn speaks with the fervor of a true believer.

Model cars
Choosing the right hybrid depends on driving habits and cost

In the early days of the Toyota Prius, it was prized for giving solo drivers access to California’s car-pool lanes.