The San Diego County Water Authority isn’t opposed to testing water in schools for lead – it’s just opposed to paying for it. One official said recent proposals are just attempts at “sexy legislation” intended to make a splash with the public.
Last year, public health officials found hundreds of children in San Diego County with elevated levels of lead in their blood.
Perhaps you’ve caught a lucky glimpse of a wave, glowing brightly as it breaks onshore. It’s called bioluminescence and it’s often caused by dinoflagellates, unicellular organisms that light up when startled or stimulated. They do it to scare off potential predators, but the movement of a breaking wave is enough to get them glowing. “Infinity Cube” explores the eye-catching […]
Three schools in the San Diego region reported problems with lead in the water. A legislator has a sharp warning. Plumbing is the problem, not city pipes.
A therapy dog happened to sniff out a lead problem in one San Diego Unified School – and might have alerted the district to more widespread problems.
Union support could be crucial for San Diego’s plan to get to 100 percent renewable energy. A study on the plan’s feasibility is dropping soon, but unions are staying mum so far.
Water agencies are working on dozens of projects to boost Southern California’s water supply. But many of the agencies are simultaneously boosting their own projects and arguing that others shouldn’t be built – partly out of a fear that ratepayers will only tolerate so many projects, and partly because of politics and territorialism.
In this week’s San Diego Explained, NBC7’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Ry Rivard dive into why San Diego water officials are wary of Gov. Jerry Brown plan to keep water flowing from Northern California to Southern California.
For years, Mexican officials have been working to build a desalination plant in Rosarito Beach. David Gibson, executive director of the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, says the new plant could siphon money from the already strained Tijuana sewer system.
The city government and a Fortune 500 company are on a collision course. The cost, reliability and environmental consequences of everyone’s electricity is on the line.