<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Down to Earth With Dagmar]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcsandiego.com/feature/dagmarhttp://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.pngNBC 7 San Diegohttps://www.nbcsandiego.comen-usThu, 26 Apr 2018 11:43:27 -0700Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:43:27 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA[Down to Earth With Dagmar: Saving the African Penguins]]>Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:07:51 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Down_to_Earth_With_Dagmar__Saving_the_African_Penguins.jpg

San Diego Zoo Global is working a South African bird conservation group to help reverse the species decline.

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<![CDATA[San Diegans Sail for a Better Sea]]>Fri, 06 Apr 2018 06:58:31 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Sailors-Down-to-Earth.jpg

Two San Diego men, tired of seeing ocean pollution, will travel around the world to convince humans to stop trashing the planet.

Kyle Corbett and Mike Appio are planning a two-year voyage circumnavigating the earth, the goal is to raise awareness about the devastation of our oceans committed by careless human activity.

Corbett and Appio are seeing huge increases in the amount of trash in the ocean, specifically plastics.

Plastic forks, straws, balloons, and cups are in harbors, open waters and deep seas. 

“We’re decimating our own planet by our simple conveniences. We’re killing the ocean," Corbett said. "The plastic is only going to multiply. It’s literally destroying our ecosystem.” 

“Plastic never breaks down, it only breaks up,” said Appio. “It breaks into tiny pieces, then fish eat it.”

The plan is to have researchers and scientists on the boat documenting what they find in the ocean. They will collect data on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and whatever other trash they come across.

“We’re going to show people what we are doing to our ocean,” said Corbett, “This boat can’t go out and clean up the entire ocean, but what we can do is teach millions of people that we don’t need to rely on single-use plastics that are used for less than 15 minutes by the average user and comprise 50 percent of all plastics produced in world.”

Then, the sailors plan on going to remote, under-developed villages and educate people about the what’s happening in the ocean.

According to Corbett, many of villagers depend on the ocean for survival but have no idea how they are harming it. Corbett said a big part of the ocean trash problem is fishing nets and lines.

“Villagers in under-developed nations are actually eating fish not knowing what they’re contaminating it with. We’re going to go into villages and show villagers, we’ll cut a fish belly open and show them what contaminants are inside, and say, 'Guys, this is your own fishing line inside of your own food source. This is the change that needs to happen.'”

Besides education and research, a third aspect of the trip is publicity through social media. Show the world what’s happening in very remote places through Instagram, blogs, Facebooks, and vlogs.

Why are Appio and Corbett so passionate about plastic in the ocean?

They say they don’t want to be part of the generation that permanently trashed the ocean.

The sailing excursion is being privately financed, so Corbett and Appio are raising money. If you’re interested in learning more about their plan or want to help heal the ocean you can visit SeasLyfe.com and ReduceImpact.org


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<![CDATA[Down to Earth With Dagmar: Sailing for a Better Sea]]>Thu, 05 Apr 2018 19:13:46 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Down_to_Earth_With_Dagmar__Sailing_for_Better_Sea.jpg

A recent study found the Great Pacific Garbage Patch has grown to twice the size of Texas. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap talks two local sailors are sailing to raise awareness for ocean health.

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<![CDATA[Down to Earth With Dagmar: Where Do Injured Wildlife Go?]]>Thu, 29 Mar 2018 19:25:27 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Down_to_Earth_with_Dagmar__Where_Do_Injured_Wildlife_Go_.jpg

NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap shows us how Project Wildlife put injured or displaced local wildlife back in the wild.

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<![CDATA[Down to Earth with Dagmar: Meet Dagmar]]>Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:48:28 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DM-article-header.jpg

You see her daily, delivering San Diego’s Most Accurate Forecast on NBC 7.   Aside from weather, Dagmar Midcap’s enthusiasm for animals and all things environmental can be experienced through her segments, Down to Earth with Dagmar.  These unique stories are the product of Dagmar’s curiosity for knowledge coupled with her passion for a healthy, environmentally conscious lifestyle.

The Wild…
From stories about protecting endangered wildlife species, to special access that bring you up close with the exotic ; Dagmar’s fascination with animals, both wild and domestic is a constant theme in her story-telling.

Close to Home… 
If you are familiar with Dagmar, you know she speaks about her four-legged family members often.  As an advocate for rescuing animals, Dagmar will often share a range of stories around pet care, from training techniques to taking care of doggie dental needs.

Heath & Science...
A naturalist of sorts in her own lifestyle, Dagmar will share stories on living green and clean.   Science is another topic that piques Dagmar’s interest.   Explaining in terms we can all relate to, for example, how new studies on the rise in carbon dioxide levels will impact our lives and the environment. 

These topics and others that will be sure to inform, awaken and inspire, come along and get Down to Earth with Dagmar!

Keep tabs on Dagmar’s story-seeking adventures, follow her on Twitter: @DagmarNBCSD  Facebook: Dagmar Midcap
 

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<![CDATA[Down to Earth with Dagmar: Photo Gallery]]>Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:43:48 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dagmar-cheetah-blurb.jpgCheck out Down to Earth with Dagmar's photo gallery]]><![CDATA[Down to Earth with Dagmar: Climate Change Will Push More Immigrants North to US]]>Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:28:29 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Down_to_Earth_w__Dagmar__Binational_Climate_Change_Research.jpg]]><![CDATA[Finding Zen Through Goat Yoga]]>Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:40:23 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Finding_Zen_Through_Goat_Yoga.jpg

In the latest edition of Down to Earth with Dagmar, Dagmar Midcap takes us along with her to a goat yoga class to, well, do goat yoga.

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<![CDATA[Down to Earth With Dagmar: The Extinction Crisis Part 3]]>Tue, 27 Feb 2018 09:15:15 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Down_to_Earth_With_Dagmar__The_Extinction_Crisis_Part_3.jpg

Rhino horn is one of the most valuable products on the planet. But the product is illegal. Despite, it's trading continues. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap traveled to Africa for a closer look at the illegal poaching business that could lead to the extinction of the rhinoceros if not stopped.

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<![CDATA[Down to Earth With Dagmar: The Extinction Crisis Part 2]]>Tue, 27 Feb 2018 09:17:13 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Down_to_Earth_With_Dagmar__The_Extinction_Crisis_Part_2.jpg

Rhino horn is one of the most valuable products on the planet. But the product is illegal. Despite, it's trading continues. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap traveled to Africa for a closer look at the illegal poaching business that could lead to the extinction of the rhinoceros if not stopped. Watch the next segment of the special here.

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<![CDATA[Down to Earth With Dagmar: The Extinction Crisis Part 1]]>Tue, 27 Feb 2018 09:18:03 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Down_to_Earth_With_Dagmar__The_Extinction_Crisis_Part_1.jpg

Rhino horn is one of the most valuable products on the planet. But the product is illegal. Despite, it's trade continues. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap traveled to Africa for a closer look at the illegal poaching business that could lead to the extinction of the rhinoceros if not stopped. Watch the next segment of the special here.

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<![CDATA[Dagmar Midcap Microchips a Southern White Rhino]]>Wed, 24 Jan 2018 13:50:00 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2018-01-24-12h47m12s150.png

 NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap documents the dehorning procedure of a Southern White Rhino.

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<![CDATA[Africa: Rhino Rangers Are Passionate About Stopping Poachers]]>Wed, 24 Jan 2018 13:58:40 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2018-01-24-12h58m15s862.png

NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap reports on the efforts to battle well-armed and violent poachers from killing rhinos on reserve property.

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<![CDATA[Thandi Thrives After Attack by Poachers]]>Wed, 24 Jan 2018 13:52:35 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Africa_pkg_Thandi_Dagmar_1200x675_1143995459669.jpg

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO: NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap reports from the Kariega Game Reserve where a rhino was injured for her horn and required months of recovery. 

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<![CDATA[The Extinction Crisis: How Dogs Are Helping to Stop Poachers]]>Thu, 01 Feb 2018 20:42:48 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/How_Dogs_Are_Helping_to_Stop_Poachers.jpg

Poachers are disguising as tourists to enter wildlife preserves in South Africa. In this preview, NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap looks at how dogs are helping rangers stop the poachers before they enter the park.

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<![CDATA[Sneak Peek: The Extinction Crisis with Dagmar Midcap]]>Wed, 31 Jan 2018 22:17:19 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Sneak_Peak_into_Dagmars_Coverage_The_Extinction_Crisis.jpg

NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap shares a sneak peak of her feature discussing the extinction crisis of animals in Africa.

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<![CDATA[Humans Care for Orphaned Rhinos in Africa Game Reserve]]>Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:04:29 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Africa_pkg_Rhino_Orphanage_Dagmar_1200x675_1143993923897.jpg]]><![CDATA[Horses and Dogs Are Used in War Against Poaching]]>Wed, 24 Jan 2018 13:54:36 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Africa_pkg_Horses_Dogs_Dagmar_1200x675_1143993411806.jpg

NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap reports on how horses and dogs are being used to keep an eye on animals that are at risk of poachers in Africa. 

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<![CDATA[Neglected White Tiger Cub Finds Home in Alpine]]>Thu, 04 Jan 2018 20:38:09 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Neglected_White_Tiger_Cub_Finds_Home_in_Alpine.jpg

A White Tiger cub caught up in the animal trading underworld has found a safe, loving home at Lions, Tigers and Bears in Alpine. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has the story.

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<![CDATA[Preview: The Rhino Extinction Crisis]]>Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:17:59 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Preview_The_Rhino_Extinction_Crisis.jpg

NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap shares the sneak preview of a special segment on the rapid decline of Africa's rhino species.

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<![CDATA[The Rhinoceros Extinction Crisis]]>Tue, 28 Nov 2017 20:32:02 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/The_Rhinoceros_Extinction_Crisis.jpg

NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap shares details on her upcoming trip to South Africa to report on animal poaching and conservation.

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<![CDATA[San Diego Zoo Shares Adorable Dwarf Crocodiles]]>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:23:22 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/San_Diego_Zoo_Shares_Adorable_Dwarf_Crocodiles.jpg

NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap takes a look at some of the San Diego Zoo’s adorable dwarf crocodiles on this week’s Down to Earth. The small but mighty creatures share a similar lifespan to humans.

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<![CDATA[Making Water From Air]]>Tue, 14 Nov 2017 23:18:30 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Making_Water_From_Air.jpg

A high profile panel discussion featuring leaders in water technology, conservation and innovation will be held Wednesday night to showcase the potential solution to our water troubles. NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap explains on this week’s Down to Earth.

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<![CDATA[Carbon Dioxide Levels Increased at Record Rate in 2016]]>Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:35:51 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Carbon_Dioxide_Increased_at_Record_Rate_in_2016_Record.jpg

A professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography says the increase in carbon dioxide isn’t suprising but that doesn’t mean it should not be managed. NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap explains in this week’s Down to Earth.

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<![CDATA[Encinitas Restaurant Puts a Healthy Twist on Fast Food]]>Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:22:48 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Encinitas_Restaurant_Puts_a_Healthy_Twist_on_Fast_Food.jpg

Plant Power in Encinitas is serving up fresh and healthy options for anyone looking for a quick and easy meal. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap brings you the story on this week's Down to Earth.

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<![CDATA[What To Do with Pets During an Emergency]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:29:05 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/What_To_Do_with_Pets_During_an_Emergency.jpg

NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap covers an emergency plan for pet owners in case owners need to make a quick evacuation.

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<![CDATA[Innovative Rehabilitation Helps Paralyzed Dogs Walk]]>Thu, 05 Oct 2017 19:48:08 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Innovative_Rehab_Helps_Paralyzed_Dogs_Walk_Again.jpg

NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap reports how some animal therapists are meeting with success in rehabilitating dogs.

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<![CDATA[Dagmar Takes Flight With the Blue Angels]]>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:56:19 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Dagmar_Takes_Flight_With_the_Blue_Angels.jpg

NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap takes flight with the Blue Angels just ahead of the MCAS Miramar Airshow.

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<![CDATA[A Closer Look at the SD Zoo Safari Park's 2 New Tiger Cubs]]>Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:06:51 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/A_Closer_Look_at_the_SD_Safari_Park_s_2_New_Tiger_Cubs.jpg

NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap shares how the two tiger cubs recently taken into the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park are helping to raise awareness of the endangered species.

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<![CDATA[Ancient Remedy of Acupuncture Could Help Animals]]>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:17:23 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Ancient_Remedy_of_Acupuncture_Could_Help_Animals.jpg

NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap shares how acupuncture could be helpful in treating pets without invasive medical procedures.

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<![CDATA[Clear the Shelter Event Helps Animals Find Forever Home]]>Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:37:15 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Clear_the_Shelter_Event_Helps_Animals_Find_Forever_Home.jpg

NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap shares how people can participate in this year's Clear the Shelters event on August 19, for this edition of Down with Dagmar.

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<![CDATA[Community Helps 260 Cats Evacuated in Jennings Fire]]>Sat, 15 Jul 2017 10:51:28 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Community_Helps_260_Cats_Evacuated_in_Jennings_Fire.jpg

In this week's "Down to Earth With Dagmar," NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap reports on how the East County community came together to help 260 cats evacuated from the Friends of Cats animal shelter during the Jennings Fire.

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<![CDATA[Booms & Barks, Animal Shelters Busy After July 4th]]>Thu, 06 Jul 2017 17:42:06 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Dagmar_Dogs_Fireworks_Microchip_pkg_1200x675_985428035760.jpg]]><![CDATA[Riding for Rhinos: Cyclist Pulls Giant Replica 2,000 Miles]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:17:54 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/A_Cyclist_Pulls_Replica_Rhino_from_Canada_to_Mexico.jpg

A bike ride that began April 17 in Blaine, Washington, ends this weekend in San Diego. 

Sunday, Matt Meyer will reach his goal--the Mexican border--but that’s only his geographical goal.

His real goal is saving rhinos.

Meyer is cycling from the Canadian border to the Mexican border--the journey is expected to take 60 days and cover 2,000-miles. 

While the trip itself is physically demanding and daunting, what makes it truly unique is that Meyer is pulling a rhino behind him. Not just any rhino, but a giant, life-sized replica rhino that weighs about 350 pounds.   

The rhino is named Lunar and seeing Meyer pulling her down the road, well--she’s obviously an attention getter.

“So when you actually get the visual representation of the species we’re trying to save, it’s 'There it is!' It eliminates uncomfortable conversions with strangers. This is what we’re doing; we’re not doing anything else. We’re trying to save rhinos,” said Meyer.

The aim of the Long Ride to Free Them, or Rhino Ride 2017, is to raise funds and create global awareness for the current poaching crisis on rhinoceros in southern Africa. In doing so, to shed light on this urgent dilemma that involves rhinoceros and other keystone species worldwide.

For more information on how you can donate or help in the fight to save rhinos, click here.

Rhino Ride 2017 is sponsored by Piper and Health Travel, owned by San Diego-based African travel specialist, Chris Liebenberg and Wilderness Safaris/The Wilderness Wildlife Trust.

When Meyer finishes his ride, he’ll head back to South Africa where he works as a safari guide.

But don’t be surprised if you see Meyer and Lunar riding through San Diego in the future.

“The joy that these animals have given me in the wild, I mean I have to give something back and I couldn’t hand over the world to the next generation without rhinos. So if it means me doing it every year, yep I’ll do it," Meyer told NBC 7.

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<![CDATA[Riding for Rhinos, A Cyclists Pulls Giant Replica Rhino 2,000 Miles]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:34:30 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Cyclist_Rhino_Ride_pkg_Dagmar_1200x675_968547395748.jpg]]><![CDATA[Class Program Ends with Students Releasing Trout Into Wild]]>Thu, 01 Jun 2017 19:14:13 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Classroom_Program_Ends_Students_Release_Trout_Into_Wild.jpg

NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap brings us to Lake Murray, where a classroom program has culminated into releasing baby trout into the ecosystem.

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<![CDATA[San Diego Moves Closer to Environmental Sustainability]]>Thu, 25 May 2017 20:26:30 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/solar-panels-generic-san-diego.jpg

The Center for Sustainability tracks the regional trends through its Quality of Life Dashboard. It shows that Del Mar is leading the way in electric vehicle charging stations, while solar installation and water use have increased and decreased, respectively, around the county. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has more.



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<![CDATA[SD's Annual Bike to Work Day Really Does Make A Difference]]>Thu, 11 May 2017 20:03:47 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Bike-Lane-Green-San-Diego.jpg

Thursday, May 18 is the city's annual Bike to Work Day. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap spoke to local cyclists who are encouraging the rest of the city to take part. 

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<![CDATA[Ultrasounds Could Help Save Northern White Rhino Population]]>Thu, 04 May 2017 19:48:33 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Northern+White+Rhinos+0630.jpg

Veterinary doctors are using ultrasound technology to inspect the reproductive organs of Southern white rhinos so that they can be used as surrogate mother's for frozen Northern white rhino eggs fertilized by salvaged Northern white rhino sperm.



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<![CDATA[Julian Group Aims to Erase Negative Stereotypes of Wolves]]>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:00:29 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/wolf+education+project+0427.jpg

Wolves have always been thought of as wild, dangerous and savage, but the Wolf Education Project is trying to show the lighter side of the species. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap howls with wolves in this edition of Down to Earth with Dagmar.



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<![CDATA[San Diego's Oldest Equine Sanctuary Competing for $25k Grant]]>Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:34:11 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/horses+of+nir+na+nog+0420.jpg

Horses of Tir Na Nog is competing with other non-profit equine organizations for a $25,000 grant, which would cover a third of its annual feed bill and most of its annual vet costs. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has more on this edition of Down to Earth with Dagmar. 



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<![CDATA[Helping Horses, San Diego's Oldest Equine Seeks National Grant]]>Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:33:43 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/horse+tir+nanog.JPG

San Diego’s oldest equine sanctuary needs your help to secure a national grant worth $25,000.

A nationwide competition between non-profit horse organizations  will take place on “National Help a Horse Day” Saturday, April 26th.

As part of the competition, The Horses of Tir Na Nog in Guatay is hosting an open house this Saturday and Sunday. 

Amy Pat Rigney, the facility’s administrator of horses, say’s winning the $25,000 grant would have an enormous impact.

“It would pay for 4 months worth of food, about a quarter of a our annual food bill, or it would cover the majority of our veterinary bill for the year. So it’s a huge percentage of what we do,  it would be wonderful to have that money come into San Diego and to have it go to San Diego’s horses that other folks have let down  and yet the community has rallied to care for over the years.”

The Horses of Tir Na Nog has helped over 80 horses since opening in 2003. The sanctuary takes in neglected and abused animals, then helps with their recovery and provides a place for the animals to live out the rest of the lives.

“We have the fun job. We get to see them recover their health, gain weight and the spark comes back,” says Pat Rigney.

The Horses of Tir Na Nog has placed the last two years in this competition, but never won.

This weekend’s open house has a theme, “Horses and their Heroes.”  Pat Rigney says in keeping with the theme various rescue heroes from organizations will be attending such as CAL FIRE, animal services, border patrol and San Diego County Sheriff.

The Horses of Tir Na Nog open house is Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th from 10am to 1pm at 26920 Olde Highway 80 Guatay, CA 91931.  Visit horsesoftirnanog.org for more information.

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<![CDATA[Helping Horses, San Diego's Oldest Equine Seeks National Grant]]>Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:50:07 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/horse+tir+nanog.JPG

The Horses of Tir Na Nog in Guatay is hosting an open house this weekend as part of a national competition between non-profit horse organizations.  At stake is a $25,000 grant, which would be a game changer for the local facility which continually struggles to make ends meet. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has more on how you can help.

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<![CDATA[The Need for Mead: How a Cocktail Can Help the Planet]]>Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:25:18 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/mead+drink+0406.jpg

Mead is often referred to as the world's oldeest alcohol. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has more on the beverage's resurgence in San Diego.



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<![CDATA[Achilles Heel in Effort to Save Species in Africa: Batteries]]>Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:20:44 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/6PR_VO_RHINO_BULLET_KNSD1NFZ_1200x675_843885635827.jpg

African Wildlife Veterinarian Dr. Will Fowlds talks to NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap about why batteries are so important in their fight, and how not having enough of them is a huge problem. 

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<![CDATA[Rhinos are Heading Toward Extinction: Conservation Leader]]>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:38:15 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/6PR_VO_RHINO_BULLET_KNSD1NFZ_1200x675_843885635827.jpg

NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap spoke with Dr. Will Fowlds, a world-renowned veterinary surgeon and global leader in rhino conservation, about why we are losing the fantastic beasts at such an alarming rate.

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<![CDATA[Take Flight Inside San Diego Zoo's Butterfly Jungle]]>Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:28:15 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sand+iego+zoo+safari+park+butterfly+jungle.jpg

The jungle is only on display for 5 weeks and is one of the park's most popular attractions. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap went to check it out.



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<![CDATA[Falcons, Hawks and Scare Tactics Abate Birds at Landfills]]>Thu, 09 Mar 2017 20:30:40 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/birds+landfill+trash+abatement+down+to+earth.jpg

 The trainer uses lures to put falcons and other predatory birds in the air over landfills and airports scaring away seagulls and other birds that dig into and spread trash. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has a closer look at the predator-prey relationship keeping our community clean. 



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<![CDATA[Catching San Diego's Record Rains is a Tall Order]]>Thu, 02 Mar 2017 21:50:02 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Lake-Poway-030117.jpg

California's reservoirs have been a constant focus during the recent stormy season, but the state's aquifers are at the most risk. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has more.



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<![CDATA[Ocean Beach Man's Business is Recycling Broken Surfboards]]>Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:05:31 -0700https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DTE+mark+sanchez+reecos+upcycled+surfboard+0223.jpg

Although business is booming for Mark Sanchez' Reeco Upcycled Surfboards, he said he'd gladly trade his gig for an industry-wide, eco-friendly manufacturing approach. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has more.



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