After I returned from a long and demanding scientific expedition in the coastal areas of North Africa, my colleague took me for a walk on Corona del Mar State Beach. A few steps in, he started recalling 15-year-old memories of the beach and how it has changed since. The beach seemed to be disappearing because of sea level rise, he said.
California’s coastal waters are acidifying twice as fast as the global average, according to a new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Ranch owners fight legislation that gives the government unfettered access to private, sensitive coastal land and potentially punishes owners for defending their way of life
A Long Beach conference explores new uses for oil rigs at the end of their life cycle.
In partnership with The Center for Social and Environmental Stewardship, a non-profit organization based in Santa Rosa/Windsor, Timber Cove Resort removed 26,000 sq. ft. of non-native, invasive iceplant and replanted with native shrubs and seeds. This area was on the property's cove section of the hotel landscape. The Center for Social and Environmental Stewardship not only provided the biological expertise for this project, but also promotes educational opportunities and works withdisadvantaged youth on the project.
It’s a $6-billion scourge that afflicts Navy destroyers, cruise ships and historic vessels like the Queen Mary without fear or favor.
Local researchers hope to turn the liquid beauty of rolling surf into hard data.
After successfully advocating in 2019 to have Surf Beach kept open year-round, Lompoc city leaders have set their 2020 sights on increasing the recreational opportunities at the beach and its nearby estuary.
The southbound lane of North Upper Truckee Road in Tahoe often turns into a parking lot on a Sunday afternoon, especially during the winter ski season. The two-lane road is a popular bypass with tourists trying to avoid Highway 50 traffic on their return home after a weekend in the mountains.
Jessica Anderson’s phone has been blowing up. Friends and family want to know if she has heard: The latest American Girl doll is a surfer girl named Joss from Huntington Beach.
In the early years of the 20th century, leaders across the West had big dreams for growth, all of which were tied to taking water from the Colorado River and moving it across mountains and deserts.
California officials on Monday sued a Silicon Valley billionaire who has fought for more than a decade to keep a popular beach to himself — a move to end one of the most intense and high-profile public access battles in the state
In the first days of 2020, the Pacific Ocean archipelago nation of Palau took the momentous step of protecting 80% — 500,000 square kilometers — of its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) from fishing. The move is at once a cultural tradition, a far-sighted strategy for future generations and an example of the level of conservation needed to protect ocean biodiversity and habitat.
Circa-1896 Lake Merced Tunnel is critical to the city’s plumbing—and in danger from climate change
Whale-watchers off Dana Point got the Christmas gift of a lifetime last week when a trio of gray whales was spotted frolicking with scores of dolphins and sea lions.
The subcommittee was formed in June 2018 to provide guidance in preparation of a Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan for the city.
In November of 2019, Danny Wan was appointed to the position of executive director of the Port of Oakland. In naming him to the top position, the port drew from among its ranks — Wan has served for 13 years in a variety of advisory and executive management roles, including port attorney. In this conversation with SupplyChainBrain editor-in-chief Bob Bowman, Wan outlines his vision of the port’s future.
Elizabeth Cresson, a Bay Area native attending Georgetown, is latest to take on Mavericks surf contest
In first-of-its-kind research, NOAA scientists and academic partners used 100 years of microscopic shells to show that the coastal waters off California are acidifying twice as fast as the global ocean average — with the seafood supply in the crosshairs.
The plan will include where to put about 100,000 cubic yards of sediment unsuitable for ocean disposal.
San Clemente has sent a report of its areas most vulnerable to beach erosion to the California Coastal Commission in hopes of establishing a Local Coastal Program, which would allow the city to begin taking measures such as beach nourishment to combat the rising sea levels affecting its beaches.
SFPUC official: ‘We have critical wastewater infrastructure at risk’
A rare environmental success story is unfolding in waters off the U.S. West Coast.
In October I wrote about a large area of much warmer than normal water in the north Pacific. The warm area of water influenced our storm track in October and November. Now the large area of warm water has been fading fast over the past month. The water temperatures now in the Pacific appear to be allowing a whole different storm track to emerge.
The campaign to obtain responsible public coastal access to the beaches by Hollister Ranch secured a significant victory last week with Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Colleen Sterne’s ruling that invalidated a 2017 Settlement Agreement that purported to extinguish all public rights under a contested 1982 public access easement.
When climate change started killing the Pacific Northwest's oysters by the millions, scientists and growers taught the world how to safeguard an ecosystem.
Treasure Island is a man-made polygon of 400 acres constructed by engineers on a shallow reef in the middle of San Francisco Bay.
The government is due to announce its decision on a massive new wind energy project on the West Coast within the next two weeks.
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People love the Golden State because of the coastline. There are all sorts of songs about the vibe California embodies — think “California Gurls” by Katy Perry, “Californication” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and “California Love” by 2Pac.
Speaker at Propeller Club meeting says over 600,000 of the state’s residents will be exposed to flooding at the end of the century.
SUISUN CITY — Ducks Unlimited has received nearly $5.58 million to restore 603 acres of managed seasonal wetlands to tidal wetlands in the Hill Slough Wildlife Area of the Suisun Marsh.
The holiday tradition that some in San Francisco Bay Area have crab over the holidays is alive this season now that the risk of whale entanglements has diminished and the fishery is open!
MONTEREY — Rescue organizations in southern California are finding sea lion pups sick and emaciated, stranded on beaches without their mothers months earlier than in previous years. This may not bode well for marine mammals in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.
In one of the most comprehensive assessments of the crisis that rising seas pose to California, an influential state panel on Tuesday urged local officials to take ownership of the issue and lawmakers to move fast and consider much-needed legislation.
Florida has an underappreciated secret weapon to help heal its ailing reefs: prickly sea urchins.
There's a mystery lurking in the Pacific Ocean just off the coast of Big Sur, California. An underwater survey has found thousands of small, round divots scooped out of the soft sediment on the seafloor.
Today, Boost Surfing, creator of the first electric fin for surfboards, announced the launch of its Kickstarter campaign and the opening of pre-orders for the world-first surfing electric Fin.
California's local governments are reacting too slowly to predictions of rising sea levels that threaten the state's economy and housing, according to a report released by the Legislative Analyst's Office.
The picture of sea otters frolicking among kelp beds and rocky shoals has become an iconic image of the California coastline. But it may be drawing attention away from the value of other habitat that could truly help the endangered species in its recovery - estuaries.
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Scripps wave monitoring program provides real-time data for everyone from scientists to surfers
(CNN) The bomb cyclone that pounded the West Coast last week brought with it some of the tallest waves ever recorded off the California coast.
The researchers found that across the 11 western states, of the $50.8 billion of total estimated flood damages during 1978 to 2017, atmospheric rivers accounted for 84% of these damages, exceeding 99% in some areas of the coastal states.
Caltrans will complete vulnerability assessments in each of its 12 districts to help protect the future of the transportation system.
A five-day closure has been lifted for all of the Orange County coastal waters closed last week by a 1.4-million-gallon sewage spill in Laguna Beach.
We have all been to places which are magnificent in their natural splendor but are so congested with people who love them that the experience is degraded along with the natural environment. In this case we are talking about the Sonoma County Coastline which stretches from Marin to Mendocino.
The First Appellate District Court of Appeals of California on Monday affirmed a lower court’s ruling that the public’s use of Martin’s Beach is a permissive right.
A low dropping southeastward from the Aleutians yesterday delivers a solid run of WNW swell for the Golden State to kickstart December.
When a union president was asked about his end goal in negotiations with his members’ employers, he responded with: “More.” No matter the proposal, he always demanded more of whatever was being offered to his union.
Beaches from Newport to Dana Point will remain closed at least through Monday following a 1.4 million gallon sewage spill in Laguna Beach – the city’s worst in recent time.