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Creek to Bay Clean Up 2018: Restoring San Diego's neighborhoods Video included

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Volunteers turned out in force Saturday to participate in the I Love a Clean San Diego’s 16th Annual Creek to Bay Clean Up.

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Kids' Ocean Day: Dozens of local students clean up Mission Beach Video included

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Nearly 1,000 students and volunteers spent Thursday morning cleaning up Mission Beach as part of Kids' Ocean Day - a statewide effort inspiring young people to protect the environment. Students from all over San Diego picked up trash in an effort to keep local beaches clean and learn about how important it is to take care of our environment.

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  • Creek to Bay: Celebrating the earth by making it cleaner

    Creek to Bay: Celebrating the earth by making it cleaner

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 8:36 PM EDT2018-04-19 00:36:47 GMT
    Wednesday, April 18 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-04-19 00:42:37 GMT

    This weekend, volunteers from all across San Diego County will come together to spruce up our local neighborhoods. Earth 8 and I Love a Clean San Diego are teaming up to host the 14th annual Creek to Bay Cleanup. 

    This weekend, volunteers from all across San Diego County will come together to spruce up our local neighborhoods. Earth 8 and I Love a Clean San Diego are teaming up to host the 14th annual Creek to Bay Cleanup. 

  • Earth 8: Squirrel population going nuts in North County

    Earth 8: Squirrel population going nuts in North County

    Tuesday, March 27 2018 9:55 PM EDT2018-03-28 01:55:23 GMT
    Tuesday, March 27 2018 9:55 PM EDT2018-03-28 01:55:23 GMT

    Squirrels are seemingly overtaking the North County coast and some people say they are getting a little too friendly.

    Squirrels are seemingly overtaking the North County coast and some people say they are getting a little too friendly.

  • Corbina Arrives Early: Catch of the day shouldn't even be here now

    Corbina Arrives Early: Catch of the day shouldn't even be here now

    Summer-like beach fishing may be arriving in San Diego sooner than expected. Local fishermen have been reporting sightings of California Corbina a couple of months ahead of schedule. News 8's Shawn Styles reports from Ocean Beach with an Earth 8 report.

    Summer-like beach fishing may be arriving in San Diego sooner than expected. Local fishermen have been reporting sightings of California Corbina a couple of months ahead of schedule. News 8's Shawn Styles reports from Ocean Beach with an Earth 8 report.

  • Supermoon reveals super sights at tide pools

    Supermoon reveals super sights at tide pools

    Monday night's Supermoon didn't just create an extraordinary sight in the sky, it is playing around with the ocean's tides as well. In an Earth 8 report, News 8's Shawn Styles reports from La Jolla Shores with the details. For those interested in tidepooling, the Birch Aquarium offers tours.

    Monday night's Supermoon didn't just create an extraordinary sight in the sky, it is playing around with the ocean's tides as well. In an Earth 8 report, News 8's Shawn Styles reports from La Jolla Shores with the details. For those interested in tidepooling, the Birch Aquarium offers tours.

  • Earth 8 Eco Ambassadors: San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy and Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter

    Earth 8 Eco Ambassadors: San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy and Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter

    Friday, September 1 2017 11:55 AM EDT2017-09-01 15:55:44 GMT
    Friday, September 1 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-09-01 16:22:18 GMT

    Six environmental non-profits are being honored as Earth 8 Eco Ambassadors for helping to create a green, sustainable earth by San Diego Gas and Electric and the San Diego River Park Foundation.

    Six environmental non-profits are being honored as Earth 8 Eco Ambassadors for helping to create a green, sustainable earth by San Diego Gas and Electric and the San Diego River Park Foundation.

  • Earth 8 Eco Ambassadors: San Diego Coastkeeper and San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy

    Earth 8 Eco Ambassadors: San Diego Coastkeeper and San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy

    Thursday, August 31 2017 1:28 PM EDT2017-08-31 17:28:46 GMT
    Thursday, August 31 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-08-31 21:26:08 GMT

    Six environmental non-profits are being honored as Earth 8 Eco Ambassadors for helping to create a green, sustainable earth by San Diego Gas and Electric and the San Diego River Park Foundation. 

    Six environmental non-profits are being honored as Earth 8 Eco Ambassadors for helping to create a green, sustainable earth by San Diego Gas and Electric and the San Diego River Park Foundation. 

  • Earth 8 Eco Ambassadors: Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation & Ocean Connectors

    Earth 8 Eco Ambassadors: Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation & Ocean Connectors

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 7:15 PM EDT2017-08-30 23:15:35 GMT

    Six environmental non-profits are being honored as Earth 8 Eco Ambassadors for helping to create a green, sustainable earth by San Diego Gas and Electric and the San Diego River Park Foundation. 

    Six environmental non-profits are being honored as Earth 8 Eco Ambassadors for helping to create a green, sustainable earth by San Diego Gas and Electric and the San Diego River Park Foundation. 

  • A preview of Living Coast Discovery Center's Farm to Bay event

    A preview of Living Coast Discovery Center's Farm to Bay event

    Monday, July 31 2017 5:18 PM EDT2017-07-31 21:18:03 GMT
    Monday, July 31 2017 5:22 PM EDT2017-07-31 21:22:23 GMT

    Whether you love food events or animal encounters - or maybe you just want to support sustainability in San Diego - we have the event for you!

    Whether you love food events or animal encounters - or maybe you just want to support sustainability in San Diego - we have the event for you!

  • Celebrate 30 years of green thinking with Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista

    Celebrate 30 years of green thinking with Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista

    Friday, July 7 2017 1:20 PM EDT2017-07-07 17:20:23 GMT
    Friday, July 7 2017 1:20 PM EDT2017-07-07 17:20:23 GMT

    The Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista celebrated its 30th birthday on July 4, and is celebrating 30 years of thinking green this weekend. 

    The Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista celebrated its 30th birthday on July 4, and is celebrating 30 years of thinking green this weekend. 

  • Caterpillar Invasion: Situation about to morph into something else

    Caterpillar Invasion: Situation about to morph into something else

    Well, the invasion has begun, but it's not from little green men. 

    We're talking about a swarm of hundreds, maybe thousands of very hungry, spotty, spiky caterpillars. 

    Shawn Styles tells us more in this Earth 8 report.

    Well, the invasion has begun, but it's not from little green men. 

    We're talking about a swarm of hundreds, maybe thousands of very hungry, spotty, spiky caterpillars. 

    Shawn Styles tells us more in this Earth 8 report.

  • Earth 8: Big jump in San Diego's frog population

    Earth 8: Big jump in San Diego's frog population

    A booming chorus is filling the night air in some areas of San Diego County - especially around Mission Trails. Frogs are the culprits, millions of them. In this Earth 8 Report, News 8's Shawn Styles shares why frogs aren't singing in the rain - they are singing because of the rain. 

    A booming chorus is filling the night air in some areas of San Diego County - especially around Mission Trails. Frogs are the culprits, millions of them. In this Earth 8 Report, News 8's Shawn Styles shares why frogs aren't singing in the rain - they are singing because of the rain. 

  • San Diego whale watchers so happy to have the blues

    San Diego whale watchers so happy to have the blues

    They are among the most elusive and mysterious whales in the world. 

    They're also the largest.

    Majestic blue whales are creating quite a splash off our coast right now. 

    CBS News 8's Shawn Styles explains why we're see more of them than ever before in this Earth 8 report.

    They are among the most elusive and mysterious whales in the world. 

    They're also the largest.

    Majestic blue whales are creating quite a splash off our coast right now. 

    CBS News 8's Shawn Styles explains why we're see more of them than ever before in this Earth 8 report.

  • Beach cleanup for Kid's Ocean Day

    Beach cleanup for Kid's Ocean Day

    Thursday, May 18 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-05-18 18:44:10 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 2:47 PM EDT2017-05-18 18:47:16 GMT

    What a beautiful day to enjoy the beach and hundreds of students are turning the shore into a massive cleanup project, picking up trash with help from I Love A Clean San Diego.

    What a beautiful day to enjoy the beach and hundreds of students are turning the shore into a massive cleanup project, picking up trash with help from I Love A Clean San Diego.

  • Thousands attend 28th EarthFair in Balboa Park

    Thousands attend 28th EarthFair in Balboa Park

    Sunday, April 23 2017 4:01 PM EDT2017-04-23 20:01:01 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-04-24 00:26:47 GMT

    Festivities wrapped up Sunday evening after a fun-filled, packed day celebrating all things earth.

    Festivities wrapped up Sunday evening after a fun-filled, packed day celebrating all things earth.

  • Thousands of San Diegans participate in science march downtown

    Thousands of San Diegans participate in science march downtown

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:03 PM EDT2017-04-21 23:03:59 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-04-22 22:05:58 GMT

    Thousands of demonstrators marched downtown Saturday to give the area's scientific community a more accessible public face and make a call for stronger support from policy makers.

    Thousands of demonstrators marched downtown Saturday to give the area's scientific community a more accessible public face and make a call for stronger support from policy makers.

  • Scary-looking bugs invading San Diego are harmless

    Scary-looking bugs invading San Diego are harmless

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-03-29 01:08:22 GMT
    Tuesday, March 28 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-03-29 01:33:56 GMT

    Those big flies with long legs that look like giant mosquitos are called Crane flies, and believe it or not they are not dangerous. 

    Those big flies with long legs that look like giant mosquitos are called Crane flies, and believe it or not they are not dangerous. 

  • Fishing industry in the shadow of Seaport development

    Fishing industry in the shadow of Seaport development

    Thursday, October 27 2016 4:05 PM EDT2016-10-27 20:05:11 GMT
    Wednesday, December 21 2016 1:01 PM EST2016-12-21 18:01:52 GMT

    San Diego's commercial fishing industry has been an economic, cultural and tourist boon since its beginnings in the early 20th century.

    San Diego's commercial fishing industry has been an economic, cultural and tourist boon since its beginnings in the early 20th century.

  • A look inside San Diego's greenest homes

    A look inside San Diego's greenest homes

    Thursday, November 10 2016 8:42 PM EST2016-11-11 01:42:48 GMT
    Thursday, November 10 2016 9:56 PM EST2016-11-11 02:56:16 GMT

    An eco-friendly home isn't just good for the environment, it can also save you money. 

    An eco-friendly home isn't just good for the environment, it can also save you money. 

  • After brief brush with humans bobcat is set free

    After brief brush with humans bobcat is set free

    Monday, October 31 2016 9:11 PM EDT2016-11-01 01:11:49 GMT
    Monday, October 31 2016 10:04 PM EDT2016-11-01 02:04:20 GMT

    An injured bobcat had a happy Halloween homecoming Monday morning. 

    An injured bobcat had a happy Halloween homecoming Monday morning. 

  • SeaTurtles experience freedom for the first time

    SeaTurtles experience freedom for the first time

    SAN DIEGO (CBS8) - An exciting day for SeaWorld as green sea turtles hatched at the theme park were introduced to the ocean. This is the third group of turtles hatched at SeaWorld that are now on their own. CBS News 8's Shawn Styles has the story in this Earth 8 report.
  • Rescued bald eagle released back into wild

    Rescued bald eagle released back into wild

    Friday, October 14 2016 3:50 PM EDT2016-10-14 19:50:31 GMT
    Sunday, October 16 2016 1:54 PM EDT2016-10-16 17:54:07 GMT

    An injured bald eagle has been released back into the wild after the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Ramona nursed it back to health.

    An injured bald eagle has been released back into the wild after the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Ramona nursed it back to health.

  • Undersea Film Exhibition kicks off this weekend

    Undersea Film Exhibition kicks off this weekend

    Wednesday, October 5 2016 8:28 PM EDT2016-10-06 00:28:11 GMT
    Wednesday, October 5 2016 8:45 PM EDT2016-10-06 00:45:54 GMT

    A special event in San Diego is getting underway this weekend, giving people a look underneath the surface of water around the world. 

     A special event in San Diego is getting underway this weekend, giving people a look underneath the surface of waters around the world. 

  • Big electric vehicle display Saturday at Qualcomm

    Big electric vehicle display Saturday at Qualcomm

    Things will be electric at Qualcomm Stadium this weekend and it has nothing to do with the Chargers. SDG&E is hosting the largest electric vehicle gathering in San Diego. It will be a one-stop-shop for anyone interested in buying or learning more about electric cars. 

    Things will be electric at Qualcomm Stadium this weekend and it has nothing to do with the Chargers. SDG&E is hosting the largest electric vehicle gathering in San Diego. It will be a one-stop-shop for anyone interested in buying or learning more about electric cars. 

  • Help wanted keeping our beaches beautiful

    Help wanted keeping our beaches beautiful

    Tuesday, September 13 2016 8:40 PM EDT2016-09-14 00:40:03 GMT
    Tuesday, September 13 2016 8:40 PM EDT2016-09-14 00:40:03 GMT

    This Saturday, thousands of volunteers will be fanning out across San Diego County to help improve the environment. 

    This Saturday, thousands of volunteers will be fanning out across San Diego County to help improve the environment. 

  • Surfrider Foundation pushes for "butts" off beaches

    Surfrider Foundation pushes for "butts" off beaches

    Sunday, September 11 2016 7:45 PM EDT2016-09-11 23:45:45 GMT
    Sunday, September 11 2016 8:28 PM EDT2016-09-12 00:28:45 GMT

     For a local environmental organization, there are no if and or "butts" when it comes to properly discarding the ends of cigarettes. 

     For a local environmental organization, there are no if and or "butts" when it comes to properly discarding the ends of cigarettes. 

  • Earth 8 Ambassadors: August 26, 2016

    Earth 8 Ambassadors: August 26, 2016

    Friday, August 26 2016 2:50 PM EDT2016-08-26 18:50:22 GMT
    Friday, August 26 2016 2:50 PM EDT2016-08-26 18:50:22 GMT

    San Diego Gas & Electric and The San Diego River Park Foundation are honoring eight local non-profits as Earth 8 Ambassadors.

    San Diego Gas & Electric and The San Diego River Park Foundation are honoring eight local non-profits as Earth 8 Ambassadors.

  • Earth 8 Ambassadors: August 25, 2016

    Earth 8 Ambassadors: August 25, 2016

    Thursday, August 25 2016 3:50 PM EDT2016-08-25 19:50:48 GMT
    Thursday, August 25 2016 3:50 PM EDT2016-08-25 19:50:48 GMT

    San Diego Gas & Electric and The San Diego River Park Foundation are honoring eight local non-profits as Earth 8 Ambassadors.

    San Diego Gas & Electric and The San Diego River Park Foundation are honoring eight local non-profits as Earth 8 Ambassadors.

  • Earth 8 Ambassadors: August 23, 2016

    Earth 8 Ambassadors: August 23, 2016

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 8:03 PM EDT2016-08-25 00:03:17 GMT
    Wednesday, August 24 2016 8:05 PM EDT2016-08-25 00:05:22 GMT

    San Diego Gas & Electric and The San Diego River Park Foundation are honoring eight local non-profits as Earth 8 Ambassadors.

    San Diego Gas & Electric and The San Diego River Park Foundation are honoring eight local non-profits as Earth 8 Ambassadors.

  • 100 years of Scripps Pier and the research with it

    100 years of Scripps Pier and the research with it

    Tuesday, August 23 2016 9:34 PM EDT2016-08-24 01:34:39 GMT
    Tuesday, August 23 2016 9:50 PM EDT2016-08-24 01:50:14 GMT

    An iconic San Diego landmark is celebrating a major milestone. 

    An iconic San Diego landmark is celebrating a major milestone. 

  • Earth 8: Rescued sea turtles get cat scans

    Earth 8: Rescued sea turtles get cat scans

    Wednesday, July 6 2016 8:48 PM EDT2016-07-07 00:48:27 GMT
    Wednesday, July 6 2016 11:47 PM EDT2016-07-07 03:47:08 GMT

    A pair of sea turtles rescued from the northwest and flown to San Diego for rehabilitation at SeaWorld underwent cat scans on Wednesday. 

    A pair of sea turtles rescued from the northwest and flown to San Diego for rehabilitation at SeaWorld underwent cat scans on Wednesday. 

  • The Lagoon Platoon giving nature a hand

    The Lagoon Platoon giving nature a hand

    SAN DIEGO (cBS 8) - A group of local volunteers are giving mother nature a helping hand. 

    The Lagoon Platoon is digging into the San Elijo Lagoon to get rid of plants that are not native to the area. 

    CBS News 8's Shawn Styles reports from the lagoon with the latest Earth 8 report. 

    SAN DIEGO (cBS 8) - A group of local volunteers are giving mother nature a helping hand. 

    The Lagoon Platoon is digging into the San Elijo Lagoon to get rid of plants that are not native to the area. 

    CBS News 8's Shawn Styles reports from the lagoon with the latest Earth 8 report. 

  • Take a hike? We'd love to!

    Take a hike? We'd love to!

    From the beach to the desert, San Diego has a little bit of everything and in between, lies hundreds of miles of scenic hiking trails. CBS News 8's Shawn Styles speaks with a local author to find out more about some of these popular hiking destinations in this video.

    From the beach to the desert, San Diego has a little bit of everything and in between, lies hundreds of miles of scenic hiking trails. CBS News 8's Shawn Styles speaks with a local author to find out more about some of these popular hiking destinations in this video.

  • San Diego sea bass released in Catalina

    San Diego sea bass released in Catalina

    Thousands of white sea bass that were bred in San Diego were transported to Catalina Island to be released. It's part of a replenishment project run by the Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institution in Mission Bay. 

    Thousands of white sea bass that were bred in San Diego were transported to Catalina Island to be released. It's part of a replenishment project run by the Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institution in Mission Bay. 

  • New research reveals glow-in-the-dark sharks

    New research reveals glow-in-the-dark sharks

    Tuesday, April 26 2016 9:59 PM EDT2016-04-27 01:59:49 GMT
    Wednesday, April 27 2016 6:03 PM EDT2016-04-27 22:03:59 GMT

    Researchers are shining a light on sharks that can glow in the dark, and they are using a special designed camera to capture the incredible images of the creatures that live right off the San Diego coast.

    Researchers are shining a light on sharks that can glow in the dark, and they are using a special designed camera to capture the incredible images of the creatures that live right off the San Diego coast.

  • More than 6,000 volunteers help with Creek to Bay Cleanup

    More than 6,000 volunteers help with Creek to Bay Cleanup

    Saturday, April 23 2016 8:03 PM EDT2016-04-24 00:03:05 GMT
    Sunday, April 24 2016 1:53 PM EDT2016-04-24 17:53:10 GMT

    An estimated 6,000 people came together Saturday morning to take part in the 14th annual "Creek to Bay Cleanup" hosted by Earth 8 and I love a Clean San Diego.

    An estimated 6,000 people came together Saturday morning to take part in the 14th annual "Creek to Bay Cleanup" hosted by Earth 8 and I love a Clean San Diego.

  • I Love a Clean San Diego event Saturday, April 23

    I Love a Clean San Diego event Saturday, April 23

    Tuesday, April 19 2016 9:39 PM EDT2016-04-20 01:39:20 GMT
    Wednesday, April 20 2016 2:33 PM EDT2016-04-20 18:33:30 GMT

    On Saturday, CBS 8 will hold the annual I Love A Clean San Diego Creek to Bay Clean Up.

    On Saturday, CBS 8 will hold the annual I Love A Clean San Diego Creek to Bay Clean Up.

  • EarthFair and Avocado Festival: Two of San Diego's largest festivals

    EarthFair and Avocado Festival: Two of San Diego's largest festivals

    Sunday, April 17 2016 3:28 PM EDT2016-04-17 19:28:34 GMT
    Monday, April 18 2016 10:48 AM EDT2016-04-18 14:48:28 GMT

    Two of San Diego County's largest annual festivals are scheduled Sunday -- the EarthFair in Balboa Park and the Avocado Festival in Fallbrook.

    Two of San Diego County's largest annual festivals were held Sunday -- the EarthFair in Balboa Park and the Avocado Festival in Fallbrook.

  • Tiger countries agree to preserve big-cat habitats

    Tiger countries agree to preserve big-cat habitats

    Sunday, April 17 2016 6:57 PM EDT2016-04-17 22:57:19 GMT
    Sunday, April 17 2016 6:57 PM EDT2016-04-17 22:57:19 GMT

    Countries with wild tiger populations have agreed to do more to protect tiger habitats that are shrinking drastically because of deforestation and urban sprawl, conservationists said Friday.

    Countries with wild tiger populations have agreed to do more to protect tiger habitats that are shrinking drastically because of deforestation and urban sprawl, conservationists said Friday.

  • Preparing to handle a large oil spill in the San Diego Bay

    Preparing to handle a large oil spill in the San Diego Bay

    Tuesday, April 12 2016 2:40 PM EDT2016-04-12 18:40:31 GMT
    Tuesday, April 12 2016 7:14 PM EDT2016-04-12 23:14:43 GMT

    How prepared is San Diego in the event of an oil spill?

    The U.S. Coast Guard, California Fish and Wildlife and OSRO personnel evaluated the effectiveness of deploying a boom across the San Diego Bay Tuesday morning. 

  • Allergies? Here's a look at what's bothering you

    Allergies? Here's a look at what's bothering you

    If you have been sneezing a lot lately, you are not alone. Many people are suffering from allergies now that many local plants are starting to wake up from their winter nap. 

    If you have been sneezing a lot lately, you are not alone. Many people are suffering from allergies now that many local plants are starting to wake up from their winter nap. 

  • Tourists in Argentina watch massive glacier break apart

    Tourists in Argentina watch massive glacier break apart

    Thursday, March 10 2016 7:06 PM EST2016-03-11 00:06:09 GMT
    Thursday, March 10 2016 7:06 PM EST2016-03-11 00:06:09 GMT

    Tourists in southern Argentina had the opportunity to witness a breathtaking natural phenomenon when huge chunks of the Perito Moreno Glacier broke off in front of them.

    Tourists in southern Argentina had the opportunity to witness a breathtaking natural phenomenon when huge chunks of the Perito Moreno Glacier broke off in front of them.

  • Signs of spring while we're still in winter

    Signs of spring while we're still in winter

    SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - There's still a week and a half left on the calendar, but spring has already sprung in San Diego.  The grass is green and the flowers are in full bloom at several areas in the county.  CBS News 8's photojournalist Ann Marie Spaulding has the details in this photo essay. 

    SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - There's still a week and a half left on the calendar, but spring has already sprung in San Diego. 

    The grass is green and the flowers are in full bloom at several areas in the county. 

    CBS News 8's photojournalist Ann Marie Spaulding has the details in this photo essay. 

  • Revamped satellite data shows no pause in global warming

    Revamped satellite data shows no pause in global warming

    Sunday, March 6 2016 9:10 PM EST2016-03-07 02:10:46 GMT
    Sunday, March 6 2016 9:10 PM EST2016-03-07 02:10:46 GMT
    Climate change doubters may have lost one of their key talking points: a particular satellite temperature dataset that had seemed to show no warming for the past 18 years.

    Climate change doubters may have lost one of their key talking points: a particular satellite temperature dataset that had seemed to show no warming for the past 18 years.

  • Rare Death Valley 'super bloom' carpets desert with color

    Rare Death Valley 'super bloom' carpets desert with color

    Sunday, March 6 2016 7:52 PM EST2016-03-07 00:52:34 GMT
    Sunday, March 6 2016 7:52 PM EST2016-03-07 00:52:35 GMT
    A rare "super bloom" of wildflowers in Death Valley National Park has covered the hottest and driest place in North America with a carpet of gold, attracting tourists from all over the world and enchanting visitors with a stunning display from nature's paint brush.

    A rare "super bloom" of wildflowers in Death Valley National Park has covered the hottest and driest place in North America with a carpet of gold, attracting tourists from all over the world and enchanting visitors with a stunning display from nature's paint brush.

  • 1,000 trees planted along San Diego River

    1,000 trees planted along San Diego River

    Monday, February 15 2016 2:51 PM EST2016-02-15 19:51:24 GMT
    Tuesday, February 16 2016 5:25 PM EST2016-02-16 22:25:28 GMT

    Volunteers from a local biotech company began planting 1,000 trees at a local nature preserve Monday morning. 

    Volunteers from a local biotech company began planting 1,000 trees at a local nature preserve Monday morning. 

  • Rescued sea lion pup on the mend after being found at The Marine Room

    Rescued sea lion pup on the mend after being found at The Marine Room

    Thursday, February 4 2016 7:47 PM EST2016-02-05 00:47:40 GMT
    Wednesday, February 10 2016 6:19 PM EST2016-02-10 23:19:04 GMT

    A sea lion found in the dining room of the Marine Room remains in stable and guarded condition at SeaWorld San Diego. 

    A sea lion found in the dining room of the Marine Room remains in stable and guarded condition at SeaWorld San Diego. 

  • Pair of gray whales spotted off La Jolla Shores

    Pair of gray whales spotted off La Jolla Shores

    Tuesday, February 9 2016 9:57 PM EST2016-02-10 02:57:32 GMT
    Tuesday, February 9 2016 10:06 PM EST2016-02-10 03:06:07 GMT
     A group of kayakers got a big surprise this past weekend while paddling around La Jolla Shores. 

     A group of kayakers got a big surprise this past weekend while paddling around La Jolla Shores. 

  • "Sin Ship" uncovered along Coronado's beach

    "Sin Ship" uncovered along Coronado's beach

    Thursday, January 28 2016 2:34 AM EST2016-01-28 07:34:38 GMT
    Tuesday, February 9 2016 2:50 PM EST2016-02-09 19:50:10 GMT

    The recent El Niño storms and high waves have uncovered an old gambling ship that has been buried beneath the sand along Coronado for more than 70-years.

    The recent El Niño storms and high waves have uncovered an old gambling ship that has been buried beneath the sand along Coronado for more than 70-years.

  • Branching Out: School could use those fallen trees

    Branching Out: School could use those fallen trees

    Wednesday, February 3 2016 7:45 PM EST2016-02-04 00:45:23 GMT
    Wednesday, February 3 2016 9:07 PM EST2016-02-04 02:07:20 GMT

    With all of the trees that came down during the recent windstorm, there is a lot of extra wood lying around and there are some places that would love to take it off your hands. 

    With all of the trees that came down during the recent windstorm, there is a lot of extra wood lying around and there are some places that would love to take it off your hands. 

  • Water officials: California misses water conservation target

    Water officials: California misses water conservation target

    Tuesday, February 2 2016 4:08 PM EST2016-02-02 21:08:29 GMT
    Tuesday, February 2 2016 4:08 PM EST2016-02-02 21:08:29 GMT

    Residents of drought-stricken California used 18 percent less water in December and for a third straight month fell short of the 25 percent conservation mandate set by Gov. Jerry Brown, state officials said Tuesday.

    Residents of drought-stricken California used 18 percent less water in December and for a third straight month fell short of the 25 percent conservation mandate set by Gov. Jerry Brown, state officials said Tuesday.

  • San Diego women giving El Nino the boot

    San Diego women giving El Nino the boot

    Wednesday, January 13 2016 7:09 PM EST2016-01-14 00:09:05 GMT
    Wednesday, January 13 2016 8:55 PM EST2016-01-14 01:55:46 GMT

    Not only are rain boots practical footwear, they can also be fashionable and with the recent El Nino weather, they're getting a lot of wear. 

    Not only are rain boots practical footwear, they can also be fashionable and with the recent El Nino weather, they're getting a lot of wear. 

  • Being prepared for the next round of El Niño storms

    Being prepared for the next round of El Niño storms

    Tuesday, January 12 2016 11:37 AM EST2016-01-12 16:37:38 GMT
    Tuesday, January 12 2016 11:49 AM EST2016-01-12 16:49:36 GMT

    City and county leaders have an urgent message for San Diegans Tuesday morning -- Be prepared!

    City and county leaders have an urgent message for San Diegans Tuesday morning -- Be prepared!

  • Carlsbad desalination plant set to open

    Carlsbad desalination plant set to open

    Monday, December 14 2015 9:53 AM EST2015-12-14 14:53:42 GMT
    Monday, December 14 2015 7:13 PM EST2015-12-15 00:13:38 GMT
    A $1 billion desalination plant in Carlsbad that could provide a significant boost to the region's supply of potable water was dedicated today in the name of the late longtime Mayor Claude "Bud" Lewis.

    A $1 billion desalination plant in Carlsbad that could provide a significant boost to the region's supply of potable water was dedicated today in the name of the late longtime Mayor Claude "Bud" Lewis.

  • What is happening to the beach sand in Carlsbad?

    What is happening to the beach sand in Carlsbad?

    CARLSBAD (CBS 8) - Strong winds and waves have created a giant wall of sand along the Carlsbad shoreline. Experts said it could be a sign of things to come as El Nino hits California this winter. 

    CARLSBAD (CBS 8) - Strong winds and waves have created a giant wall of sand along the Carlsbad shoreline. Experts said it could be a sign of things to come as El Nino hits California this winter. 

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    Volunteers spent Saturday morning scouting the San Diego Riverbed, documenting areas that contain excessive trash and invasive plants. 
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