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Waterways

CA - Innovative New Whale Detection System Aims to Prevent Ships From Striking Animals

Whale Safe launches in Southern California waters to help reduce deaths of the iconic marine mammals

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Engineering

CA - Conservation Groups Complete Chorro Creek Restoration Project, Benefiting the Morro Bay Watershed

Chorro Creek is one of the two major waterways that flow into the Morro Bay estuary. So, naturally, its health is inextricably linked to that of the bay's.

West Coast
Advocacy

CA - Conservationists Split Over Poseidon Desal Project's Potential to Help Bolsa Chica Wetlands

Along a Huntington Beach coastline dotted with oil rigs and a power plant, one of California’s largest remaining saltwater marshes has been a source of pride for local environmentalists.

West Coast
Science

CA - Scientists Use Seaweeds to Travel Back in Time

A new study highlights the treasure trove of data trapped in seaweeds over a century old.

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Tourism

CA - Less COVID, More Visitors: Can San Diego Keep It Up?

SAN DIEGO — In San Diego's Little Italy, there's never been more sidewalk dining. In Balboa Park, museumgoers are joining the joggers. In hotels from Coronado to Mission Valley, tourists are turning up.

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Science

CA - Historic Research Cruise Sailed With First All-Women Science Team

The group coped with quarantine and COVID-19 restrictions to continue the 71-year-old marine survey

West Coast
Science

USA - Cooperative Research Effort Documents Northward Migration of Kelp Forests

In a sweeping display of the power of community-based science to capture data spanning the entire West Coast of North America, a team of scientists and countless volunteers from 14 different organizations joined forces to document the northward migration of kelp forests due to warming waters.

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Advocacy

CA - Water Recycling Project Fits Needs on Monterey Peninsula

Expansion of the Pure Water Monterey recycled water project is the best option for the Monterey region to meet its future water supply needs.

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Energy

CA - Opinion: Controversy Continues Over Radioactive Waste Storage at San Onofre

The decommissioning of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been riddled with controversies since it was shuttered in 2013, undermining public confidence in Southern California Edison’s management of highly radioactive nuclear waste which will be stored on-site for the foreseeable future.

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Tourism

CA - 6 Months Into the Pandemic, Hotels Are Reeling and Reorienting

Hotel occupancy in Santa Monica is down by 48% compared to occupancy in January through July last year, with an economic knock-on slamming hospitality workers, local businesses, and City tax revenues.

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Property

CA - Stanford Says Northern California Highways Face Sea Level Threat Rise

A Stanford University study warns that coastal highways face a growing risk of flooding from sea level rise and storm surges that cascade into delays for commuters with limited road alternatives that may be miles away from flooding.

West Coast
Aquaculture

USA - Project Launched to Tackle Oyster Mortalities

Shellfish genetics and breeding company Pacific Hybreed is taking part in a NOAA-funded project to develop genetic markers for resistance to the virus causing Pacific oyster mortality syndrome (POMS).

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Property

CA - An Uphill Battle: Coastal Bluff Property Proposal Under City Review, Prompts Resident Opposition

For about the past decade, the bluff property has remained idle. That was until this year, when new property owners submitted plans to the city to construct seven homes.

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Science

CA - Canyon Up Close: New Animation Drains Monterey Bay to Uncover the Beauty of Its Geology

MBARI scientists partner with visual effects artists to create the highest resolution animation of Monterey Canyon to date.

West Coast
Engineering

CA - 58,000 Tons of Rock Will Create a New Artificial Reef off Palos Verdes Peninsula

A project to restore reefs and marine animals off the Palos Verdes Peninsula Coast resumed last week after an approximately three-month coronavirus-induced hiatus, and is expected to be finished next month — with about 58,000 tons of rock creating a new reef.

West Coast
Waterways

CA - Port of Oakland’s Marine Terminal Slashes Emissions With Electric Cranes

The Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) has cut diesel emissions from 13 of its massive yard cranes by 95 percent after retrofitting them with hybrid-electric engines.

West Coast
Advocacy

CA - Lawsuit Filed Against EPA Over Ventura County's Pollution Plan

Three conservation groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court Monday, alleging that a backup plan the agency accepted for reducing harmful air pollution in Ventura County is too weak.

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Energy

CA - The Lights Went Out. Now California Might Let These Gas Plants Stay Open

State officials are poised to decide whether four gas-fired power plants along the Southern California coast should keep running past 2020, in the first major energy decision for Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration after this month's blackouts.

West Coast
Advocacy

CA - Advocates Try to Discourage Beach-Goers From Getting Too Close to La Jolla Sea Lions and Their Pups

Spectators who approach the animals can disrupt their normal behavior and possibly separate mothers and pups, and the animals may charge or bite people if they feel threatened, experts say.

West Coast
Engineering

USA - Odyssey Seeks Compensation Under NAFTA For Deep-Sea Mining Project

U.S.-based Odyssey Marine Exploration hasn’t given up its intentions to move forward with a phosphate seabed mining project in Mexico’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), despite two permit rejections.

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