Committed to protecting and restoring California’s coastline

The California Coastal Coalition (CalCoast)  is a non-profit advocacy group comprised of 35 coastal cities; five counties; SANDAG, BEACON and SCAG; private sector partners and NGOs, committed to protecting and restoring California’s coastline through beach sand restoration, increasing the flow of natural sediment to the coast, wetlands recovery, improved water quality, watershed management and the reduction of marine debris and plastic pollution.
CalCoast has sponsored or supported legislation, budget requests and bond measures (Propositions 12, 13, 40, 50 and 84) that have raised billions of dollars in state and federal funding for beaches, wetlands, clean water and parks. In 1999, we sponsored the California Public Beach Restoration Act (AB 64-Ducheny), which created the state’s first fund for beach nourishment projects.

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The number of wild reindeer in the Arctic has dropped 56%, a study finds. Source: Climate Change Is Killing Off Reindeer |...
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As climate change bites in America’s midwest, farmers are desperate to ring the alarm | The Guardian

‘The changes have become more radical’: farmers are spending more time and money trying to grow crops in new climates. Source: As climate change bites in...
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More Floods and More Droughts: Climate Change Delivers Both | The New York Times

More records for both wet and dry weather are being set around the globe, according to a study published Wednesday. Source: More Floods and More Droughts:...
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Insurance claims at $9 billion from California fires | The Sacramento Bee

Insurance claims from last month's California wildfires already are at $9 billion and expected to go higher. Source: Insurance claims at $9 billion from...
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Southern California officials OK Colorado River drought plan |

Southern California's largest water wholesaler has approved a drought contingency plan that it hopes will help ensure the drought-stressed Colorado River will...
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California Today: ‘Why Is California Not Polarized?’ Ask the State’s Chief Justice | The New York Times

After voting overwhelmingly Democratic in the midterm elections, California is about to get even more blue. Democrats control the executive branch, have a...
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Pelosi Reaches Deal With Dissident Democrats on Term Limits for Speaker | The New York Times

The agreement, which would bind her to a four-term limit, most likely clears the way for Nancy Pelosi to reclaim the House speakership. Source: Pelosi Reaches...
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President Donald Trump's public silence on Wednesday belied his rising fury over longtime lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, who the President still insists is...
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The White House says the president needs the House Freedom Caucus chairman in Congress. Source: Meadows out of the running to be Trump’s chief of staff -...
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California AG labels Trump’s draft “public charge” crackdown on immigrants reckless—and unconstitutional | CALmatters

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is labeling as unconstitutional the Trump administration’s proposed rule that would block some legal immigrants...
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