<![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-usFri, 23 Jun 2017 14:05:20 -0700Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:05:20 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![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.

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<![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...

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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
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<![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...

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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.

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<![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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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<![CDATA[Stunning Historic Photos of Air Pollution ]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:36:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/air-pollution-AP7004221649_7.jpg
Click to see some fascinating images of air pollution throughout the US from the 1920s to the 1970s.

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<![CDATA[1to1 Movement Raises Awareness on Sustainability]]> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 13:58:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/7ASSTUDIO125_1200x675_126575171720.jpg
NBC 7's weekend morning anchors Megan Tevrizian and Greg Bledsoe speak to Amanda Tatum, of the 1-To-1 Movement, an organization working to raise awareness on sustainability. Tatum is joined by Patrick Henry High...]]>
<![CDATA[Opponents Slam Proposed Plastic Bag Ban]]> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:01:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Bag-Ban-Opposition-1218.jpg
Opponents of a proposed plastic bag ban gathered Wednesday to call on the San Diego City Council to abandon the plan to remove plastic bags from local stores.

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<![CDATA[Poinsettias: How to Keep, Pronounce]]> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:24:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/poinsettia-generic-leaves-s.jpg
When you say poinsettia, you say San Diego.]]>
<![CDATA[No Plastic Water Bottles at Encinitas Events?]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:55:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/bottled+water5.jpg
City leaders in Encinitas will debate whether to stop distributing single-use, plastic water bottles at city-sponsored events.]]>
<![CDATA[Greenpeace "Rainbow Warrior" Docks in San Francisco]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:34:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/11-11-2013-rainbow-warrior-greenpeace.jpg
Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior is docked in San Francisco until Nov. 19.

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<![CDATA[Balboa Park Goes Green(er)]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:33:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/BalboaParkBeauty.jpg
On Wednesday, officials announced plans to make Balboa Park more sustainable.]]>
<![CDATA[New Rules for Cashing in Recyclables]]> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:18:31 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/recycling-generic-11014.jpg
Not all containers are the same when it comes to aluminum, plastic and glass and there's a new law that makes that very clear.]]>
<![CDATA[iPad, Foot Massager Collected During Coastal Cleanup Day]]> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 17:01:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/SDBayBird2.jpg
Thousands of volunteers gathered Saturday across different sites in San Diego for a massive annual outdoor cleanup event.

Photo Credit: Monica Garske]]>
<![CDATA[Lawmakers, Environmentalists Demand Plastic Bag Ban]]> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:10:19 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Plastic-Bag-Ban.jpg
A group of San Diego environmental advocates met at SeaWorld today to discuss a ban on single use plastic bags.]]>
<![CDATA[Solar Advocates Attack Proposed Energy Bill]]> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:18:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/San+Diego-20130828-00023.jpg
Solar advocates protested an assembly bill on Wednesday that could leave solar panel owners without a lower energy bill.

Photo Credit: Elena Gomez]]>
<![CDATA[Are 'Green' Products Better?]]> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:49:17 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/4PFPKGGREENMARKETING0809_722x406_41472579735.jpg
Walk into your neighborhood grocery or department store and you'll find many more green products than ever before. But choosing items that are better for the environment can come at a cost.]]>
<![CDATA[Green Car Wash Sanitizes Without Soap]]> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:37:08 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/128401773.jpg
A car wash in Arizona installed a water filtration tank allowing high levels of oxygen to sanitize the water they use to clean customers' cars — all without soap. An environmental engineer at Arizona State...]]>
<![CDATA[Planned Lawsuit Claims PG&E Power Plant Threatens Butterflies]]> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 09:05:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/215*120/0725-butterfly.jpg
A coalition of conservation and environmental justice groups submitted a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency for approving PG&E's Gateway Generating Station in Antioch.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Energy for Sale: Is It Worth It?]]> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:58:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000003170932_722x406_37270083593.jpg
Door-to-door salesmen, telephone calls and direct mail, all trying to sell you electricity or natural gas. The pitches promise to save you money. They are called alternative energy suppliers.]]>
<![CDATA[Locals Tour ‘Cool’ Green Home]]> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 15:32:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/greenhomescrippsranch.jpg
A Scripps Ranch homeowner welcomed dozens of people to his energy efficient home.

Photo Credit: Nbc 7 San Diego]]>
<![CDATA[Botanic Garden Bids Farewell to Iconic Bamboo]]> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:43:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GiantBamboo_0626.jpg
The San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas will say goodbye to an old foliaged friend Friday that has literally grown up at the garden over the past three decades.

Photo Credit: Angela Venuti/San Diego Botanic Garden]]>