<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Green News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/green http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.comen-usTue, 24 Oct 2017 05:10:24 -0700Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:10:24 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[San Diego To Offer Up To $17,000 Rebate To Replace Lawns ]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:40:21 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*160/1505960997-On-The-Money-Kids-ID-Theft.jpg
The City of San Diego is offering a lawn rebate, $4,250 for residential owners and $17,000 for commercial owners to replace their grass, in an effort to encourage water conservation.]]>
<![CDATA[RARE SIGHT: 10 Whales Greet San Diego Tour Boat]]> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:45:05 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/216*120/whale303470.PNG
A group of people in the Pacific Ocean on a whale watching tour in San Diego were thrilled to see 10 killer whales come up to their boat to greet them.]]>
<![CDATA[City Council Legalizes Marijuana Cultivation, Manufacturing ]]> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 05:44:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Marijuana+Delivery.jpg
The San Diego City Council came to a decision Monday on whether marijuana cultivation, distribution, manufacturing and testing businesses should be allowed within city limits.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Woman Shocked to Find Puppy with Chemical Burns from Backyard Plant]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:31:46 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/164*120/remi.PNG
When taking your dog out for a walk, be on the lookout for this toxic plant, the pencil cactus.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Woman Shocked to Find Puppy with Chemical Burns from Backyard Plant]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:57:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dr_pencil_cactus_1200x675_1027990595945.jpg
 NBC 7's Danielle Radin talks to the owner of two dogs who nearly died after being near a common backyard succulent known as a pencil cactus. It can be harmful to both pets and humans. ]]>
<![CDATA[Holy Guacamole! Price of Avocados Rising]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:57:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dr_avocados_1200x675_1026257987856.jpg
<![CDATA[Holy Guacamole! Price of Avocados Rising ]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:26:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/tlmd-aguacate-mexicano-GettyImages-4.jpg
The price of avocados has gone up in recent months and is expected to continue to rise, according to produce distributors.

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<![CDATA[Sea World Could Be Getting A New Roller Coaster]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:46:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dr_seaworld_2_1200x675_1021146691564.jpg
NBC 7's Danielle Radin shows plans for a new 150 ft. tall roller coaster at Sea World in San Diego. The California Coastal Commission discussing the impacts of the potential new attraction at their meeting...]]>
<![CDATA[SeaWorld San Diego Gets OK for New Roller Coaster]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:03:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Electric-Eel-SeaWorld-San-Diego.jpg
The ride "will offer park guests the only upside-down view of Mission Bay," a park spokesperson said.

Photo Credit: SeaWorld San Diego/Coastal Commission Exhibit]]>
<![CDATA[Would You Put Cannabis in Your Coffee? ]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 19:06:36 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/BrewBudz-080417.jpg
A San Diego-based company wants to add a buzz to your morning cup of coffee.]]>
<![CDATA[Polar Bears Get Snow Donations]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:13:52 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DIT+POLAR+BEARS+GET+SNOW+THUMB.jpg
High temperatures at a Finland Wildlife Center were making life uncomfortable for a family of polar bears. However, the child of an employee at a local ski resort had an idea on how to cool them off: the resort...]]>
<![CDATA[Last Orca Born in Captivity Dies]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:18:23 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DIT+SEAWORLD+DEATH+THUMB.jpg
The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld’s former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company’s San Antonio park. Veterinarians were treating the calf for an infection, possibly...]]>
<![CDATA[Hurricane Surf Expected to Bring Big Waves to San Diego]]> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:01:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/10_Foot_Surf_Possible_This_Week.jpg
Hurricane Eugene, off the southern coast of Baja California, is causing big waves and rip currents in San Diego thanks to a phenomenon called hurricane surf.]]>
<![CDATA[New Bikeway to Mission Valley Opening Soon]]> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:35:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/web_dr_bikeway_1200x675_986398275628.jpg
NBC 7's Danielle Radin speaks with bicyclists and drivers about a new bikeway that will go along Highway 15, connecting Kensington to Mission Valley.]]>
<![CDATA[New Bikeway to Mission Valley Set To Open ]]> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:57:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/241*120/bikeway13.PNG
A new bikeway is set to open connecting Mission Valley to Kensington.]]>
<![CDATA[Why Are Hundreds of Baby Clams Washing Ashore? ]]> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 18:08:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dr_coronado_clams_web_1200x675_985416771690.jpg
Beach goers at Silver Strand State Beach near Coronado said Thursday they have noticed hundreds of baby clams along the coastline.]]>
<![CDATA[Why Are Hundreds of Baby Clams Washing Ashore?]]> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 17:58:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dr_coronado_clams_web_1200x675_985416771690.jpg
NBC 7's Danielle Radin investigates why hundreds of baby clams have been discovered lately along the coastline near Coronado.]]>
<![CDATA[Longtime La Mesa Golf Course Closing Thursday]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:53:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/PaulBurke6.jpg
NBC 7's Danielle Radin spoke with golfers who are heartbroken that the Sun Valley Golf Course is being turned into a public park.

Photo Credit: Daniel Burke]]>
<![CDATA[Longtime La Mesa Golf Course Closing Thursday ]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:49:29 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/174*120/golfing8962.PNG
On June 22nd the Sun Valley Golf Course in La Mesa will close all golf operations permanently.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Veterans Could Receive Free Marijuana]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:21:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/web_weed_for_warriors_DR_1200x675_968621635617.jpg
NBC 7's Danielle Radin talked to the founder of Weed for Warriors, a nonprofit that wants to help veterans suffering from PTSD and other medical conditions, by offering free medical marijuana for those eligible....]]>
<![CDATA[Local Veterans Could Receive Free Medical Marijuana ]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:39:42 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WEB_Marijuana_Maroney.jpg
The 'Weed For Warriors Project' is giving free medical marijuana to veterans who struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other medical conditions.]]>
<![CDATA[Macron Targets 'Make Our Planet Great Again' Site at US]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 17:18:13 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-683370816-Macron.jpg
In the wake of the United States' withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron fired back on Thursday with the launch of a new website titled "Make Our Planet Great Again."On...

Photo Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images
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<![CDATA[Would You Wear Shoes Made of Algae?]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 16:30:32 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/web_shoes_made_of_algae_1200x675_958248515746.jpg
<![CDATA[Algae Shoes: How One Local Company Is Saving The Environment Through Footwear ]]> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 10:13:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Coralline+Algae.jpg
Would you wear algae on your feet? One local company is hoping you do for the sake of the environment.]]>
<![CDATA[Build It Green: TreeHouse to Open World's 1st Net-Zero Energy Store]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 07:52:56 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/treehouse-store.jpg
Home improvement has long been synonymous with Home Depot and Lowe's. But a Texas-based green conscience start-up is aiming to make sustainable home improvement appeal to more than just...

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News
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<![CDATA[After Viral Video, Experts Say Don't Feed Sea Lions ]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 18:20:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sealionfeuerherd.jpg
A video that has now gone viral, which shows a little girl being pulled into the water by a sea lion in British Columbia, is being looked at by local experts as an example of what not to do near marine mammals.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Local Endangered Species Have Less Habitat ]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 17:58:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/marsh2.jpg
Friday marked Endangered Species Day, bringing awareness to declining animal populations. But what you might not know is that there are endangered species living in Mission Bay in San Diego.]]>
<![CDATA[New Device to Combat Pollution To Be Tested in Local Waters]]> Sun, 14 May 2017 23:42:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/seabin.PNG
The Seabin is a floating bin that catches trash in marinas, docks, and commercial ports. The bin has a net inside of it that can be removed and replaced. The Cabrillo Isle Marina is one of many global test...

Photo Credit: NBC 7
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<![CDATA[Locals Line Up for Lawn Mower Trade-In]]> Sat, 13 May 2017 11:56:51 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/cr+lawn+mower.jpg
The 18th annual “Mowing Down Pollution” event brought out locals looking for a great deal, who arrived at Qualcomm Stadium as early 4:30 a.m.

Photo Credit: Consumer Reports]]>
<![CDATA[Hundreds Show for People's Climate March at Waterfront Park]]> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:37:42 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/climate+change+march+0429.JPG
Hundreds participated in The People's Climate March in San Diego, marching in solidarity with The People's Climate March held in Washington D.C. The march was aimed at creating opposition to roll backs...

Photo Credit: Ramon Galindo/NBC 7
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<![CDATA[Green Initiatives of Top Companies ]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:00:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DIT+Earth+Week+Companies+THUMB.jpg
In honor of Earth Week, NBC looked at 5 of the most valuable companies to see what kind of green initiatives they are engaged in.]]>
<![CDATA[From Your Recycle Bin to China: 360 Recycling Plant Tour]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:26:04 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/360+Recycling+THUMB.jpg
What really happens to your recycling? Take a 360 video tour of the Burbank Recycle Center to see what happens to your recyclable waste and learn how you can be a more eco-friendly consumer.
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<![CDATA[Badlands National Park's Climate Change Tweets Deleted]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:04:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Badlands+park.jpg
The Twitter account for the Badlands National Park in South Dakota published a series of tweets Tuesday on climate change. A few hours later, the tweets were deleted.

Photo Credit: Badlands National Park
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<![CDATA[$750K Grant Helps San Diego Become Greener]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:49:04 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Faulconer-Trees-1201.jpg
The City of San Diego will soon be looking a little greener thanks to funds from a $750,000 grant.

Photo Credit: NBC 7 San Diego]]>
<![CDATA[Couple’s Drought-Friendly Yard Wins Big]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 08:53:13 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Bonita-Landscape-1.JPG
One San Diego couple’s yard is certainly worth admiring: their drought-friendly landscape has just won a big contest.

Photo Credit: May Tjoa]]>
<![CDATA[Airport Launches Eco-Friendly Travel Program]]> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 10:05:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Lindbergh-Field-1008_2.jpg
The San Diego International Airport (SAN) has launched a program designed to encourage sustainable jet-setting and offset the carbon footprint created by air travel.

Photo Credit: NBC 7]]>
<![CDATA[Greenhouse Gases Biggest Threat to Polar Bears: Study]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:55:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-77960094polarbears71151.jpg
Greenhouse gas emissions remain the "primary threat" to polar bears, according to a study released Tuesday by the U.S. Geological Survey. Polar bear populations will decline even if emissions are stabilized...

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<![CDATA[Balboa Park's 2015 EarthFair]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:54:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Balboa-Park-Generic-Getty.jpg
The 25th annual EarthFair is coming to Balboa Park this Sunday, celebrating a sustainable lifestyle and what it means to go green on Earth Day.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Want to Save Coral Reefs? First, Save the Fish: Study]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:04:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP080816183919.jpg
A new study has found that more fish may be the answer to saving coral reefs, NBC News reported.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[California Now Home to More Than 100K Electric Cars]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:29:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/car+charger.jpg
An electric vehicle advocacy group says California surpassed the 100,000 mark for electric and plug-in hybrid cars.

Photo Credit: NBC 5]]>
<![CDATA[SD Entrepreneurs Make Green with Green Products]]> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 03:56:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/earthfair+tess+valencia.jpg
According to organizers, the event is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world, drawing an average of 60,000 people.]]>
<![CDATA[Alpine Hosts Recycling and Community Cleanup Event]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:54:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/82274596.jpg
In honor of Earth Day, Alpine is hosting a community cleanup and recycling day on Saturday, right in the heart of town.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>