California’s Drought Emergency

Governor Newsom recently expanded his April 21 drought emergency proclamation to 41 California counties – including the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Tulare Lake watershed, and Klamath River. In total, 30 percent… Read More…


Looking Beyond President Biden’s First 100 Days

The first 100 days of President Biden’s term are over. In that time, President Biden has committed to tackling the climate crisis, rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, and remedying the disproportionate… Read More…


A Legislative Solution for Microplastic Pollution

Photo: solarseven / shutterstock Written by Casey Cheng, Environmental Policy Intern from University of Southern California. Aptly named, “single-use” plastics are designed to be thrown away after fulfilling their single,… 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…


California Takes Action to Protect its Waters & Wetlands

Photo: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), John Ciccarelli Last week, the State Water Board took important action to gap-fill protections for California wetlands and seasonal stream after a recent California… Read More…


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…


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