SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Millions of people are taking action for a better future and the elimination of single use plastics during the weeks around World Oceans Day on June 8.
Last year, there were over one thousand World Oceans Day events at aquariums, zoos, schools, businesses and more in 118 countries.
The buzz around #WorldOceansDay on social media reached close to three billion people.
For World Oceans Day this year, Birch Aquarium is focusing on the global challenge of plastic pollution. This Saturday, June 9th they will have a day of hands-on activities including relay races, exploration stations, a scavenger hunt, and Scripps Oceanography researchers sharing plastic collected on research expeditions.
The San Diego Natural History Museum hosted an event Friday encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean. Some of the exhibits at The Nat included examples of items that are more sustainable and reusable than plastic.
World Ocean Day at the Living Coast Discovery Center will be held on Saturday, June 9th. Sheldon the baby leopard tortoise and Marine Invertebrates, including sea stars, snails and crabs, will also be on display.
Though it may seem daunting, every one of us can help reduce ocean plastic.
Every piece of plastic that has ever been made is still on this earth. There is no “getting rid of it”. Plastic does not biodegrade EVER. It photo degrades, which means it breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces.
The good news is we can make a difference, we can make better choices so we can avoid disposing of any more, or we can reuse items as much as possible so plastic items don’t need replacing or use items that are more sustainable and reusable than plastic.
A light plane occupied by a flight instructor and a student pilot made a safe emergency landing amid late-morning traffic on Interstate 8 in El Cajon on Friday.
Residents in El Cajon are sounding the alarm on what they say are growing problems related to increased homelessness in the area. Some neighbors say they feel unsafe in their own yards because of drug use and nearby encampments.
Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity and warm temperatures prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag fire warning Friday denoting a strong risk of wildfire in San Diego County.
San Diego State University students who were recently vaccinated for meningitis may need to receive the vaccine again, the school and Walgreens warned on Friday.
A man who allegedly murdered the proprietor of an East Village flooring-materials store at the victim's downtown business while wearing a Halloween-style old-lady mask is in custody, facing charges of murder and robbery. San Diego police reported Thursday.
A pedestrian was rescued from underneath a vehicle Friday after she was struck near an Interstate 805 on-ramp in the Mountain View area, authorities said.
This free family Halloween day is Saturday, October 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pier Plaza in Imperial Beach!
A 91-year-old man from La Jolla has been confirmed as the first person in San Diego County in 2018 to test positive for West Nile virus, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced Friday.
TripAdvisor announced Thursday the top cities for pizza in the U.S., and San Diego made the Top 10 list.
California's unemployment rate fell to a record low of 4.1 percent in September, down from 4.2 percent for the previous five months.