Posts with the category ‘Happening Now’


Our Marine Protected Areas Deserve Water Quality Protections Too

My summers growing up in Orange County were spent at the beach and in the waves. The summer I turned 16, my friends and I spent every day at the… Read More…


California Tourism & Coastal Health Depend on Clean Water

Photo: Dave Hart California is home to an iconic coastline, sprawling beaches, and unique places that attract people and wildlife alike. Surfers brave California’s waves and divers witness the magnificent… Read More…


Ocean Desalination is Not Needed in Orange County

I grew up in Orange County constantly reminded that Southern California was an arid region that must conserve water. I was haunted by Orange County’s water conservation mascot: Ricky the… 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…


California Coastkeeper Alliance Introduces Legislation to Tackle Microplastic Pollution

Microplastics, while tiny in size, are not a micro-problem. Microfibers, a form of microplastic pollution, shed from synthetic textiles, including our favorite outdoor and active wear, and are becoming increasingly… Read More…


The Beach as a Spiritual Haven

The ocean means so much to so many. For guest blog author Elaine Roberts, an Orange County resident and CCKA supporter, the beach is a form of spiritual connection. Her… Read More…


This World Wetlands Day, California’s Wetlands Are at Risk

Today is World Wetlands Day! These small, but important waters have a big impact: they help feed rivers, fill aquifers, filter runoff, reduce flooding, and provide critical habitat along California’s… Read More…


Time for California to Fulfill its Promise of Fishable, Swimmable and Drinkable Water for All

Photo: Shannon Switzer California considers itself a national leader in environment protection. We certainly have the strongest environmental laws on the books, but are our clean water policies actually resulting… 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…


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