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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Fate of Meerkats Tied to Seasonal Climate Effects | University of Zurich

Does a drier and hotter climate present a threat to the meerkats in the Kalahari Desert? Researchers from UZH and Cambridge show that climate change is likely...
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Carbon Gas Storage Cavern May Begin Operation in 2022 | ENN

A set of technologies that is expected to have its first results four years from now is designed to resolve one of the world’s greatest oil and gas...
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“California’s consumers should also be able to share in the wealth that is created from their data,” Newsom said. Source: Should Californians get a digital...
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A CSU Long Beach researcher studied grunion and their adaptations to ocean acidification. Source: How will sea life will adapt to climate change? Grunion...
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Wildflowers: How rain, fire and even drought could make 2019 a great year for Southern California | Orange County Register

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What could be worse than the next big fire? The next big fire caused by PG&E | CALmatters

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The vote sends the issue back to the Senate, where lawmakers are expected to pass it. But the measure is not expected to get enough support to withstand a...
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Judge Rules Paul Manafort Made False Statements in Violation of Plea Deal | WSJ

The judge ruled former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort made intentional false statements to investigators about his contact with a Russian associate...
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