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.
Temperatures will rise this week as high pressure strengthens. Marine layer clouds will become less extensive and clear faster due to a shallower marine layer.
An immigrant who once bundled ink-fresh newspapers at a newspaper printing press took control of the San Diego Union-Tribune Sunday, and promised in a letter to readers to fight fake news as if it were cancer.
President Trump's zero-tolerance policy on immigration continues to spark outrage. Specifically, there's growing concern over officials separating children from their parents at the border.
Sunday marked day four of action at the World Cup; and it featured a huge upset that had hundreds of people dancing in the South Bay streets. Mexico took down the defending world champions Germany and local fans had a great time celebrating.
Chula Vista Police on Sunday were trying to determine how a man's body ended up in the middle of the street. Someone first spotted him early in the morning in the westbound lanes of Buena Vista Way near Rancho Del Rey Parkway.
The Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards were held Saturday night near Palm Springs and we're proud to share that several members of the News 8 team were honored.
A 21-year-old woman was found dead in her bedroom Saturday night and San Diego Police suspect foul play. The victim's family made the discovery just after 5 p.m. at their home in the 3600 block of 45th street in City Heights.
Del Mar is the only city in North County that allows off-leash dogs on the beach, but yearly seasonal changes to that rule have just taken effect.