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October 5, 2009

Emissions initiative in
Whitman's cross hairs


— If elected governor next year, Republican Meg Whitman vows to suspend California's landmark initiative against global warming on her first day in office.

“As governor, I actually would place a moratorium on AB 32 by executive order until we fully understand the law's impact on our economy,” said Whitman, referring to the state law requiring a sharp reduction in greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming.

October 13, 2009

UCSD makes the grade as green college campus

The University of California San Diego is among the 26 greenest or environmentally friendly college campuses in the nation, according to a new analysis by greenreportcard.org.

October 11, 2009

California's Water: A Vanishing Resource
Agencies adopt water diets

As the state enters its fourth straight year of drought, water agencies are putting in place permanent rules to reduce use even after the rains and snow return.

October 4, 2009

Water exec is leaving legacy of teamwork

As the San Diego region's top water cop walked through the Denver airport in December, his eye caught a disturbing photo at the newsstand. Front pages from around the country showed a woman chest-deep in muddy water leading a horse to higher ground.

October 1, 2009

Sea otter programs promoted at SeaWorld

— SeaWorld marine park and several other organizations around the world are promoting Sea Otter Awareness Week through Saturday.

September 30, 2009

Judge's ruling faults plans for national forests in region

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has found major holes in the blueprints for managing the four national forests in Southern California, including the Cleveland.

September 23, 2009

Recycling rate rises

San Diego struggled for years to meet California's 50 percent recycling mandate, but a string of improvements in recent years has pushed the city's rate to a high that rivals top jurisdictions statewide.

September 21, 2009

State forest restoration plan fights global warming

— From planting seedlings to acquiring entire groves, forest restoration projects in state parks and on federal lands could soon spring from California's aggressive initiatives to reduce emissions linked to global warming.

September 17, 2009

Appeal set for waiver on waste

POINT LOMA — San Diego is going back to the California Coastal Commission next month in hopes of getting the 12-member board to reverse itself and approve a major pollution permit for the region's main wastewater treatment plant.

October 12, 2009

S.D. Bay cleanup proposal drags on

One of the largest environmental cleanup projects in county history is languishing, with no clear start date for work that was proposed in 2005.

October 4, 2009

Q and A
San Elijo naturalist honored

— If you've ever taken a tour of San Elijo Lagoon at the southern end of Encinitas, your guide was probably trained by Barbara Moore.

October 1, 2009

Butterfly habitat agreement signed

After spending two decades trying to protect monarch butterflies, the leader of an Escondido-based nonprofit group yesterday joined officials from Mexico and California to launch a plan for restoring woodlands where up to 750 million of the insects spend their winters.

October 1, 2009

Protections for forests inadequate, judge rules

A federal judge has found major holes in the blueprints for managing the four national forests in Southern California, including the Cleveland.

September 26, 2009

Proposals would greatly expand sea sanctuaries

Space set aside for protecting sea life on the Southern California coast would more than double under a trio of proposals for marine sanctuaries released to the public this week.

September 22, 2009

Children's Pool seals case transferred to new judge

A new Superior Court judge has taken over the lawsuit concerning whether San Diego needs to disperse a colony of seals at Children's Pool beach in La Jolla.

September 19, 2009

Qualcomm Stadium is amid effort to go green

MISSION VALLEY — Qualcomm Stadium officials are building on their environmental record and looking to save money this season with cutting-edge efforts to provide solar-powered trash compactors and recycling machines that spit out coupons when people put in cans and bottles.

For every 6 pounds of pressure (PSI) that an automobile tire is under-inflated, fuel consumption rises 1 percent.
Source: Scottish Environmental Protection Agency

A leaky faucet can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day, and a leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons a day.
Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

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