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News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

The Oceanside coast is pictured in February 2020. (Photo by Matt Gush, iStock Getty Images)

City Report: Oceanside beach sand plan gets green light, but concerns persist

Roman S. Koenig February 9, 2024
Political and environmental observers in Oceanside appear likely to keep a cautious eye on the city’s recently approved RE:BEACH sand retention project, based on comments to the City Council ahead of its green light.
Damage to an access trail at Beacon’s Beach in Encinitas is shown Jan. 10 as a landslide continues to move westward. (Encinitas city photo)

Landslide forces Beacon’s Beach access closure in Encinitas

North Coast Current January 12, 2024
Access to Beacon’s Beach in Encinitas has been closed after bluff movement was detected in an ongoing landslide, the city announced Jan. 10.
Researchers are starting to find links between warming-induced rises in temperature and increased violent human behavior. (Photo by Pavlofox via Pixabay)

EarthTalk: Research indicates link between warming, violent behavior

Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss October 10, 2023
It’s not uncommon to hear talk about the dire consequences of global warming — rising sea levels, extreme weather and ecological disruptions. But there’s another dimension to this crisis that doesn’t get much attention but is equally concerning: the link between global warming and increased violent behavior.
Gardening. (Photo by Anthony Wade via Unsplash)

EarthTalk: Fall prep key to spring garden success

Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss September 10, 2023
Preparing your garden in the fall is an important step to ensure it’s in ideal condition for the next spring. Depending on the size and scope of your garden, you might have a lot to do.
Oceanside firefighters work to control a brush fire near West Coast Growers in 2015. (OsideNews file photo by Steve Marcotte)

EarthTalk: Is it really a good idea to use controlled burns to prevent wildfires?

Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss June 24, 2023
Burning parcels of land intentionally, known as controlled burning, has long been a controversial practice aimed at reducing the risk of larger uncontrolled wildfires.
Coast live oaks, an oak tree species that Encinitas is named for, have become increasingly rare in the community as suburban sprawl has cut their habitat. (Photo by Jared Quentin, iStock Getty Images)

What’s in a name? ‘Encinitas’ can remind us of how things used to be

Charlene Pulsonetti May 26, 2023
Nature is resilient, but human activity and other factors have resulted in an imbalance. Fortunately, place names — such as “Encinitas” — can offer a glimpse into the past.
Palm trees line Coast Highway 101 in downtown Encinitas. (Photo by Doug Berry, iStock Getty Images)

Machado Foundation, San Dieguito student among Encinitas eco-honorees

North Coast Current May 11, 2023
The Rob Machado Foundation is among winners of Encinitas’ 2022 Environmental Awards, the city announced May 10.
Native plants are taking root and flowering in the recently completed Cardiff State Beach Living Shoreline project in Encinitas. (California State Parks photo)

San Diego County supervisors OK native-plant landscaping policy

North Coast Current December 28, 2022
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a package of climate-change proposals, highlighting native landscaping habitat protection, earlier in December based on an effort by Supervisors Terra Lawson-Remer and Nathan Fletcher.
A coyote is pictured at Point Reyes National Seashore in October 2021. (Photo by YS via Unsplash)

EarthTalk: Get used to coyotes staying in urban environments

Dylan Stoll November 12, 2022
As many experts agree, the coyote is an incredibly adaptive animal. This evolutionary advantage has kept the species not only surviving but thriving in response to human expansion. This is one of the reasons the coyote has prevailed where other species have faltered and why their sightings have only increased along with urbanization.
Wind energy. (Photo by Karsten Würth via Unsplash)

EarthTalk: Is climate change actually good for the economy?

Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss July 14, 2022
Strangely enough, climate change does produce jobs and boost the economy as we struggle to make ourselves more resilient to its ravages.
This photo shows a honeybee with a Varroa mite on it. (USDA photo)

Honeybees, consumers face threat from mite-fighting pesticides

J.W. August July 11, 2022
Smuggling operations along the U.S./Mexico border typically deal with illicit drugs, illegal weapons and human trafficking, but a recent takedown is noteworthy for its more unusual targets — pesticides and honeybees, an integral part of the food supply.
Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear cuts the ribbon Saturday, June 4, for the opening of the new pedestrian suspension bridge at the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. Among the officials pictured are Nature Collective Executive Director Doug Gibson (left of Blakespear) and state Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner Horvath, D-76th District (center, red scarf). (Encinitas city social media photo)

Bridge opening marks long road to San Elijo Lagoon restoration

North Coast Current June 7, 2022
One of California’s largest wetland restoration projects came to a conclusion on Saturday, June 4, with the official opening of San Elijo Lagoon’s pedestrian suspension bridge in Encinitas.
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