Recycling can save resources and keep reusable goods out of landfills, but recycling contamination has become a problem in SLO County. Here’s what you should not recycle, from plastics to batteries to boxes.
Smoke from California wildfires including the Ferguson Fire and Carr Fire is affecting San Luis Obispo County air quality. People with respiratory diseases and heart problems should be careful when outdoors.
Planning a weekend trip from SLO? Things to do on Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara and Ventura, California, are backpacking, hiking, kayaking and watching native wildlife.
PG&E will offer tours of the undeveloped coastal land surrounding Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant — not including Wild Cherry Canyon — in August and September 2018 as it decommissions the plant near Avila Beach, CA.
Dogs trained to inspect boats for invasive quagga and zebra mussels are at Lake Nacimiento in San Luis Obispo County, California, in July 2018 to screen vessels for the species, which can damage the ecosystem.
Cal Poly SLO won three awards for sustainability in academics, student leadership and waste reduction at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference held at UC Santa Barbara in July 2018.
The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted against a Grand Jury recommendation to shut down off-road vehicle activity on the La Grande Tract of the Oceano Dunes if State Park’s plan to reduce dust fails.
Morro Bay, California, needs to replace its aging wastewater treatment plant, which was built in 1953. The California Coastal Commission has denied a permit to build a new plant near the Pacific Ocean.