California Needs to Invest in a Drought-Resilient Future

California’s current water management practices are unsustainable – leaving our rivers overallocated and dry during drought years, and leaving California’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities left to pay the price… Read More…


Protecting Marine Life and Ratepayers from Unnecessary Ocean Desalination

This week California Coastkeeper Alliance appealed the Santa Ana Regional Water Board’s decision to permit the Poseidon Ocean Desalination facility in Huntington Beach. Poseidon has been attempting to permit Poseidon-Huntington… Read More…


CCKA’s World Otter Day Top 10

Photo: Tory Kallman/Shutterstock.com Happy World Otter Day! We are celebrating all things otters by sharing 10 facts about the beloved southern sea otter on California’s Central Coast. Read more about… Read More…


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…


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