Archive for January, 2011

Preventing Future Sewage Spills Could Take Binational Effort |

January 26th, 2011

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Support the No New Drilling Act!

January 25th, 2011

Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ) has reintroduced the No New Drilling Act (HR 261) which would prohibit new offshore exploration, development, or production of oil and gas. The proposed legislation is currently the ONLY bill in Congress that would… more »

La Jolla Lawn Patrol Notes

January 20th, 2011

Our first Lawn Patrol last fall attracted more than 20 people and was a great way to see how much impact our gardens can have on our coast.  Our walk through several block of the Bird Rock area… more »

“Hold on to your butt” high school outreach

January 20th, 2011

The “Hold on to your butt” committee (HOTYB) is looking for high school principals, administrators, and teachers who would like a HOTYB demonstration in their high school classroom. Students will learn the chemical and environmental dangers of cigarette… more »

Massive sewage spill fouls Imperial Beach

January 19th, 2011

By Sandra Dibbleand Mike LeeOriginally published January 18, 2011 at 3:06 p.m., updated January 18, 2011 at 8:44 p.m.Sewage spillAn estimated 1.3 million gallons a day of sewage are flowing into the ocean just south of the international… more »

Rainwater Harvesting Discussion at Tonight’s Chaper Meeting!

January 19th, 2011

Be sure to come to tonight’s meeting at 7pm at Forum Hall in UTC where Josh Robinson from Eden on Earth Landscaping will be discussing rainwater harvesting!! A bit more about Josh: Josh Robinson has a strong love… more »

San Diego Group Using Grant To Reduce Cross Border Pollution

January 14th, 2011

By Ed JoyceJanuary 14, 2011 A San Diego based environmental group is using a grant from a federal agency to reduce cross-border trash and pollution. The WiLDCOAST project will benefit beaches on either side of the border.The $50,000… more »

Wastewater is a Terrible Thing to……..Waste

January 12th, 2011

This article in Scientific American points out the considerable energy potential in the “biosolids” content of wastewater. Methane from anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge can be used directly as a fuel and can power fuel cells. Biosolids themselves… more »

Oil Spill Commission Report Finds Systemic Failure

January 11th, 2011

The President’s Oil Spill Commission, who was charged with determining the cause of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster and making recommendations to guard against future oilspills, released their report today. The report is a scathing indictment of… more »

Pictures taken at Border Field State Park during the recent rainstorms

January 3rd, 2011

On 12/20 and 12/21/2010, a few of us drove down to Border field State Park and captured some pictures at the Goat Canyon Sediment basins, Smugglers Gulch, Dairy Mart Bridge, Saturn Blvd and Hollister Street. Not only did… more »