Posts with the category ‘Agriculture’


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…


California Adopts New Winery Rules to Protect California’s Waters

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) adopted its first statewide rules to manage waste from winemaking and protect California’s rivers and groundwater. In California, there are approximately… Read More…


Time to Celebrate the Sea Otter

Sick of 2020 yet? We have just the thing to cheer you up: Sea Otter Week! Did you know the sea otter is the smallest marine mammal in North America?… Read More…


CCKA Releases Ten Principles for Healthy & Climate-Resilient Waterways

Photo: Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management California’s waterways play a key role in the health of California’s varied ecosystems and communities. California’s interconnected rivers and streams, however, are threatened… Read More…


Keep Your Family & Pets Safe from Harmful Algal Blooms

Every summer, rivers, lakes, and streams across California experience an outbreak in algae blooms, which are often toxic, make people sick, and are deadly for dogs. This past month alone, California… Read More…


Is Your Government Really Protecting Your Drinking Water?

Studies show that much of our drinking water supply both within California and nationwide is contaminated. Weed killers, industrial solvents, refrigerants, perchlorate (a component of rocket fuel), illicit drugs, and… Read More…


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