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  • California begins mapping future without nuclear power

    California begins mapping future without nuclear power
    California energy officials are beginning to plan for the possibility of a long-term future without the San Onofre nuclear plant. The plant's unexpected outage of nearly five months has had officials scrambling to put a plan in place to replace its power...
  • Commentary: It's time to turn off San Onofre

    Talk about a game-changer. Do you know the Barack Obama campaign tracked the buying, subscription and leisure habits of 29,000 voters as far back as 2008? Most presidential campaigns track about 1,500 voters for six to 12 months. It turns out this is...
  • The Coastal Gardener: Use water wisely to cure heat stress

    The Coastal Gardener: Use water wisely to cure heat stress
    For better or worse, summer heat has finally descended upon our gardens. Certainly, local gardeners will experience more periodic heat spells during the next two or three months, so how should a local gardener respond to these heat spells? With a cold...
  • It's A Gray Area: Geothermal hot in sustainable world

    Much of Iceland sits on active volcanic zones. In fact, that is why the country is known as the land of fire and ice. In those volcanic areas, when ground water flows down into the cracks of the Earth's surface and encounters hot or molten rock, it either...
  • Rare plants, animals affected in Banning Ranch

    NEWPORT BEACH — The California Coastal Commission recently warned the owners of Banning Ranch that someone may have illegally graded land, cleared brush and stacked construction materials in areas with rare plants and animal species. A contractor...
  • Poseidon goes for another permit

    Poseidon Resources, the company the Huntington Beach City Council approved in 2006 to build a controversial water desalination plant, is seeking a second approval following a recent state ruling on cooling technology. Earlier this month, the State...
  • The Coastal Gardener: Subtle lessons await all children outside

    When I was a small boy, I usually spent any idle time outdoors. When school was out for the summer, the outdoor time doubled or even tripled. Once out the back door, I had to entertain myself, often for hours at a time. Sometimes that included kicking...
  • Sounding Off: States need to have more individual power

    I've got some pumpkins growing in my backyard. I didn't intentionally plant them. They just started growing from some pumpkin seeds from a bag of pumpkin seed snacks that someone spit out. Out of a bag of hundreds of pumpkin seeds, just a few were able...
  • Environmental rules make Grand Canal less than grand

     Environmental rules make Grand Canal less than grand
    Once alive with children playing on the sandy shoreline or leaping headlong into the shimmering water, the Grand Canal is now having trouble living up to its name. Although Balboa Island still radiates charm with its early day cottages, its rival frozen...
  • San Onofre closure will remake local power grid, PUC chief says

    San Onofre closure will remake local power grid, PUC chief says
    The head of the California Public Utilities Commission said Tuesday that the permanent closure of the San Onofre nuclear plant leaves significant unanswered questions about the future energy supply for Southern California, particularly for San Diego and...
  • Desal plant moves closer to Coastal Commission hearing

    Poseidon Resources' desalination plant application is one step closer to being approved after a state agency deemed it complete, officials said. The Stamford, Conn.-based company's application was completed June 6. Poseidon is looking at an October or...
  • Poseidon invites cities to talk water rates

    Negotiations between Poseidon Resources and various city and water agencies are underway in hopes to determine potential bidders of desalinated water. Poseidon Resources, which have had talks with the city of Huntington Beach about building a...