The famous Natural Bridges at the state beach show the slow rate of decline for this mudstone monument. The wall-like expanse of three arches faced the elements for over a century, yet is slowly becoming shoreline crags and fallen arches.
VENTURA, Calif. (KABC) -- The severe storms that hit California this season could end up costing the state in excess of $1 billion.
SACRAMENTO, CA — While California officials and major media continue to claim the state is the nation’s “green leader,” offshore oil and gas drilling proceeds in state and federal waters off the Southern California Coast.
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It was built decades ago to create a pond in Tennessee Valley
The contract negotiations between the 22,000 port workers in the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) and 70 employers on the US west coast, represented by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) are back on track.
Santa Cruzans could soon see West Cliff Drive become a one-way street all the way from Bay Street to Woodrow Avenue as city officials begin to seriously consider implementing a managed retreat strategy for the iconic stretch of coastal road.
The University of California, Merced has shown that up to 13 GW of solar capacity could be installed over California’s canals, which would require approximately 3 GW of energy storage.
A tentative settlement has been reached in which two containerships that were accused of causing damage by dragging their anchors across a southern California oil pipeline will pay $45 million which will be used to compensate fishermen, residents, and local businesses.
On Jan. 5, a frightening storm clobbered Seacliff State Beach and its famous ocean pier leading to a sunken cement ship off the coast of Santa Cruz County.
SANTA CRUZ >> Ahead of a Feb. 13 public meeting on the future of West Cliff Drive, California Coastal Commission and Santa Cruz city staff said that recent storm damage is expected to prompt new plans that differ from the West Cliff Drive Adaptation and Management Plan approved by the city council in 2021.
February 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the California Coastal Commission (CCC). The governing body's role as planning commission for the 1,100 miles of California coastline was authorized by California voters in November 1972 with passage of Proposition 20.
NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) seeks to better prepare society to respond to changing ocean conditions by understanding the processes of ocean acidification through interdisciplinary partnerships both nationally and internationally.
A new study offers a science-based method to assess protection levels in marine protected areas (MPAs) when information on regulated human activities is limited.
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By 2100, sea levels are expected to rise by four to seven feet along the stretch of Bay from Fisherman’s Wharf to Heron’s Head Park. If left unchecked, the rising waves will pollute drinking water with salt and other contaminants, flood buildings, homes, and infrastructure, and inundate roads, parks, and open space.
Oceanside has approved the next phase of its sand restoration and retention project at a cost of $2.6 million, though city officials have downplayed the possibility of an earlier proposal to build beachfront ledges.
The usual blue waters of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego are looking quite different — at least for a while. Bright fuchsia-colored waves were seen crashing along the shore in the past week, and researchers have revealed just what's causing the sudden and dramatic color change.
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Good news for fans of non-motorized transportation: The last stretch of trail needed to connect Eureka and Arcata is getting closer to realization.
Hundreds of visitors to Montecito's Butterfly beach on January 22, 2023, a favorite seascape of Royals and Movie Stars, were confused, then awed, to see rocks strewn all over the walkways, sidewalks, street and sand, further altering a landscape already dramatically changed in recent weeks due to the atmospheric river/storm surge.
DEL MAR — After nearly seven years of confusion and controversy over the viability of short-term rentals in Del Mar, city officials have started crafting a new ordinance to regulate their operation while also extending a ban on new rentals for another two years.
Total US economic losses from the recent flooding in California will be between $5 billion and $7 billion, according to an estimate by catastrophe risk modeling firm Moody’s RMS. Insured losses are estimated to be between half a billion dollars and $1.5 billion, including losses to the National Flood Insurance Program and the private flood market.
Uncaptured runoff flowing to the sea flushes pollutants out of rivers and bays
SAN DIEGO— The Port of San Diego is releasing the results of its first study on carbon sequestration and storage in eelgrass beds.
For residents of Stinson Beach, the sight of ocean waves running up their streets, carving away tons of sand, flooding homes and even washing a house or two into the sea every decade or two has been an accepted tradeoff for a beachside lifestyle.
BIG SUR — The engineers and laborers who constructed California State Route 1 from Carmel to San Luis Obispo County beginning in the 1920s knew the road was fraught with peril. But they did it anyway. Coastal communities in the area needed better access to health care and other resources.
Vital Alameda Point wetlands are slated for costly and unnecessary destruction without scientific support.