Archive for January, 2009

When will people take water conservation seriously?

January 31st, 2009

The Sierra snow pack is at 61% of its normal level and there are talks of water rationing in San Diego by summer yet I still see fresh, clean drinking water going down the street. No, people are… more »

A false choice: Ocean conservation vs. energy development

January 29th, 2009

Note: The following article appears in the January/February issue of Trends, a publication of the American Bar Association A false choice: Ocean conservation vs. energy developmentBy Angela Howe, Legal Manager, Surfrider Foundation New offshore drilling will neither meaningfully… more »

Interior: Hold Everything, Let’s Think About This

January 29th, 2009

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Tuesday 1/27 that the expansion of offshore oil drilling should be worked out with Congress as part of a broad energy blueprint and not independent action by his department. In an interview with… more »

And Escondido Steps up to the Plate!!!

January 28th, 2009

Escondido City Council members have the right idea, consider implementing IPR as a SOLUTION! This helps them with their water supply concerns, as this article indicates, the could provide up to 13 million gallons per day of potable… more »

The Border’s Massive Litter Problem

January 28th, 2009

On the left is a photo taken by Wildcoast in June 2008 of a perfectly clean trail in the Tijuana River Valley. In the center is the trail as is stands today. Photo: Sam HodgsonBy ROB DAVIS Monday,… more »

Water reuse moves forward in the City of San Diego!

January 28th, 2009

San Diego City Council Approves Agreement with Environmental Groups Over Point Loma Sewage Treatment Exemption City to Undertake Assessment of Sewage System to Identify Reclamation Opportunities January 27, 2009FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Bruce Reznik, 619-851-9997 (cell); 619-758-7743 ext…. more »

It’s a secondhand town. Everything has been used by somebody else before.

January 27th, 2009

ANOTHER WORLD: Los Laureles Canyon, “a secondhand town,” in Tijuana. by Sylvia Tiersten Life’s not bad for Sergio Arreola Armenta—as long as the sun is shining. Four years ago he moved to Colonia de San Bernardo, in Tijuana’s… more »

Stimulus Package – SANDAG water and sewage spending

January 26th, 2009

Check out this list for lots of proposals in the hopper for sewage and water spending. more »

Huge waves at the Tijuana Sloughs are tempting, but dangerous Surfing

January 26th, 2009

By Brad MelekianUNION-TRIBUNE At the Tijuana Sloughs in Imperial Beach, waves break massive and unrelenting, flawless creations wrought by the combination of rock-reef and deep-water storms carrying with them the force of thousands of miles of open ocean.When… more »

State Acts Quickly to Clean Up Tijuana River before Winter Rains: Trash from Mexico is flowing into sensitive California wetlands and estuary

January 25th, 2009

SACRAMENTO–The California Integrated Waste Management Board awarded $250,000 in grants to expedite the installation and establishment of a trash capture and removal system along the California-Mexico border before the arrival of winter/spring rains.The affected area is in the… more »