Posts with the category ‘Agriculture’


CCKA’s 2023 Priorities for Swimmable, Fishable and Drinkable Waters for ALL Californians

January is traditionally a time to set goals for the upcoming year – and California Coastkeeper Alliance has big plans for 2023! We made significant achievements in 2022, meaning it… Read More…


The Clean Water Act Turns 50

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, landmark legislation with a lofty goal to “restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Nation’s… Read More…


Unregulated Cattle Grazing is Polluting Our Waters

In California, grazing is a clean water nightmare. Poorly managed cattle operations damage vegetation along waterfronts, destabilizing riverbanks and increasing the amount of sediment in the water. Even worse, cow… Read More…


CCKA’s Top 10 Achievements in 2021

There’s no doubt that 2021 was another challenging year for society, but we have also made progress toward a brighter future. The same sentiment holds true for the environmental movement…. Read More…


What’s Killing Bees?

Written by Isabel Klein, undergraduate intern from University of Southern California Environmental Studies Program It should come as no surprise that insecticides were designed to kill insects. Neonicotinoids, whose chemical… Read More…


Holding Central Coast Agricultural Polluters Accountable

The State Water Board has accepted our request to review the rules regulating pollution from irrigated agriculture on the Central Coast. The Central Coast is home to approximately 540,000 acres… Read More…


California’s Unregulated CAFO Problem

What exactly is a ‘CAFO’? CAFO stands for ‘concentrated animal feeding operations’ that house hundreds, sometimes thousands, of livestock in a single location. Unfortunately, livestock produces manure or other waste… Read More…


On the Central Coast, Regulators Say Harmful Farming Practices Should Continue

Irrigated agriculture is the nation’s number one source of pollution to rivers, streams, and groundwater supplies. Despite this fact, the agricultural industry is exempt from the Federal Clean Water Act…. Read More…


Harmful Algal Blooms: The Leading Cause of Sea Otter Heart Disease?

Scientists and environmentalists have long raised red flags about the dangers of harmful algal blooms (HABs), which shut down beaches, harm our pets, and kill aquatic life. New research shows… Read More…


Welcome Tyler Sullivan to the California Coastkeeper Alliance Team!

As a parent and person committed to working in the public interest, what keeps me up at night (along with a teething toddler) is thinking about how environmental burdens associated with… Read More…


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