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Fisheries

ID - Bold proposal to breach Snake River dams

A bold proposal to remove four dams on the lower Snake River to aid in salmon recovery has been set forth by an Idaho congressman.

West Coast
Waterways

CA - Parking Lot In The Pacific Persists As Imports Jam U.S. Ports

Ship congestion outside the busiest U.S. gateway for trade with Asia persisted over the past week amid a steady flow of imports at some of the highest ocean freight rates on record.

West Coast
Waterways

CA - NEWS An Australian destroyer arrived in San Diego with 2 dead endangered whales stuck to its hull

Two dead endangered whales were dislodged from the hull of an Australian destroyer after the warship docked in San Diego last weekend, according to the Royal Australian Navy.

West Coast
Advocacy

OR - A Whale of a Controversy

Animal rights groups and the Makah Nation tangle over traditional whaling

West Coast
Advocacy

CA - Residents, officials call for faster action on Tijuana-San Diego sewage problem

Burkhart's experience is commonplace and a reminder of the decadeslong struggle to address the recurring sewage spills from Tijuana that pollute the shoreline of San Diego County's South Bay region.

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Waterways

CA - San Diego’s shipping industry under pressure to electrify, nix diesel pollution

Monitoring suggests tugboats, ferries and cargo ships are major sources of cancer-causing diesel pollution in portside neighborhoods such as Barrio Logan

West Coast
Property

CA - A weak spot in the Solana Beach armor

Coastal Commission has repeatedly denied seawall for home called ‘poster child’ for managed retreat

West Coast
Property

CA - City of Santa Barbara Loses Lawsuit Over Vacation Rentals in Coastal Zone

The owner of Paradise Retreats on Tuesday won a five-year case against the City of Santa Barbara over vacation rentals in the coastal zone.

West Coast
Advocacy

WA - Southern resident orca pod in best condition in decade

There is some cause for cautious optimism for the southern resident killer whales that frequent Puget Sound

West Coast
Science

CA - Scripps Oceanography Maps ‘Massive … Very Dangerous Problem’ of DDT Waste Site Off SoCal Coast

A deep-sea mission to map the number of DDT waste barrels dumped offshore – led by UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration – has resulted in a call for a major government cleanup.

West Coast
Property

CA - THE FUTURE OF THE COAST

Few institutions have a closer connection to coastal policy than UC Santa Barbara, perched as it is upon the bluffs at Campus Point. Add to this the response to the 1969 oil spill, which birthed the modern environmental movement, and it’s no wonder the university has gone on to foster a preeminent community of researchers studying marine and coastal issues.

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Property

CA - Erosion remains a threat to West Cliff’s future

West Cliff is one of the city’s most beloved places to walk, bike or drive, for young and old, and residents and visitors alike. But this iconic corridor has long been under threat from wave erosion.

West Coast
Advocacy

CA - Three more dead whales wash up in San Francisco Bay, bringing total to nine

Three more dead gray whales were found washed up in San Francisco Bay over the last week, adding to the total of dead beached whales this year, according to the Marine Mammal Center.

West Coast
Advocacy

CA - UC Santa Barbara expands its leadership on coastal issues with revival of Ocean & Coastal Policy Center within the Marine Science Institute

Few institutions have a closer connection to coastal policy than UC Santa Barbara, perched as it is upon the bluffs at Campus Point.

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Energy

OR - More Bad News For The Jordan Cove Energy Project

The proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project in southwest Oregon was dealt another setback this week when a pair of local permits was overturned by the state land use board.

West Coast
Local

CA - Coastlines: So Many Big Decisions Faced San Clemente 25 Years Ago

How many of these news items do you remember? Or if you weren’t here then, what do you think about how things turned out?

West Coast
Fisheries

CA - Ropeless gear bill gets put on hold

The legislative push for ropeless gear in the Dungeness crab fishing industry is taking a pause after the Assembly bill's author was sworn in as California's 34th attorney general.

West Coast
Advocacy

WA - Seabed Mining Opponents Off WA Coast Find Win in Legislature

Supporters of the seabed mining ban say the practice would hurt sensitive habitats on Washington's coast.

West Coast
Engineering

CA - Where’s the sand? Coastal cities hope delivery to local beaches will come

The sand is chomped away in Newport Beach after a storm causes erosion. Officials in northern Orange County coastal towns are wondering why the federal government hasn’t been able to fund projects to keep the beaches sandy.

West Coast
Engineering

CA - Poseidon wins key seawater desalination permit

Poseidon Water plans to build one of the nation’s largest seawater desalination plants on the grounds of the AES Huntington Beach Power Station.

West Coast
Advocacy

CA - California Lawmakers Seek Cleanup of Old Dumped DDT Barrels

California lawmakers are urging federal officials and Congress to act after researchers mapped what appeared to be more than 25,000 barrels dumped in an area off the coast of Los Angeles known for DDT contamination.

West Coast
Science

CA - Scientist: Extent of DDT dumping in Pacific is 'staggering'

In a new expedition, scientists uncovered over 27,000 barrel-like objects lying on the sea floor about 12 miles (19.3 kilometers) offshore Los Angeles, some still leaking toxic waste, scientists believe to be DDT.

West Coast
Science

CA - The climate solution actually adding millions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere

New research shows that California’s climate policy created up to 39 million carbon credits that aren’t achieving real carbon savings. But companies can buy these forest offsets to justify polluting more anyway.

West Coast
Advocacy

CA - The Cows That Ate Point Reyes

Dairy and beef cattle are grazed at Point Reyes National Seashore sixty years after the properties were purchased by American citizens.

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