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Ingrid Lobet
Ingrid Lobet is a reporter at inewsource specializing in the environment. To contact her with tips, suggestions or corrections, please email ingridlobet@inewsource.org.
If San Diego lost its forest

If San Diego lost its forest

The forests of San Diego County that have shaded 500 generations of local people and provided pine needle bedding, oak woodland and spiritual renewal could disappear. Overly intense fires in quick succession, along with drought, borer insects and climate extremes is laying waste to trees and creating a hostile environment for regrowth. Beloved local places — the Laguna mountains, Cuyamaca ... Read More »

Inside the deal that shaped San Diego County’s power picture

Inside the deal that shaped San Diego County’s power picture

San Diegans probably remember little about how they got the two massive stations in Escondido and Otay Mesa that are now their biggest sources of electricity. But more than a dozen energy experts interviewed by inewsource remember it well. The year was 2003. California had recently gone dark repeatedly as traders colluded to ratchet up power prices and some operators ... Read More »

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