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California King Tides: “Snap the Shore, See the Future”

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What will happen to our coastline with sea level rise and how will it impact your community? You can help answer these questions through snapping photos during California’s “King Tides”–the highest tides of the year. We talk with Sara Aminzadeh,

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Posted in Climate Change, Environmental Education, Ways to Help the Ocean

Wetlands Restoration Helps You!

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Coastal wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate, despite their importance to ocean and coastal health, humans and the economy. We talk with Megan Cooper, Project Analyst at the State Coastal Conservancy, about how coastal restoration provides benefits to the

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Posted in Climate Change, Drought, Water Pollution, Wetlands

Extreme Drought

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California is experiencing record-breaking drought and we all need to take action. Governor Brown has urged us to reduce our water consumption by 20%. We speak with John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources, about this issue and what long-term

Posted in Climate Change, Drought, Environmental Education

Ocean Protection Through Action

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What does a seafloor map look like, and who uses one? How does California use Marine Protected Areas as underwater laboratories? In this Thank You Ocean Report, we continue our conversation with Cat Kuhlman, the California Ocean Protection Council’s Executive

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Posted in Climate Change, Environmental Education, Marine Protected Areas, Ocean Health

Protecting California’s Ocean

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The California coast is breathtakingly beautiful and also plays a vital part in our economy. With almost 70% of California’s citizens living in coastal communities, the Ocean Protection Council (OPC) helps to ensure that California maintains healthy, resilient, and productive

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Posted in Climate Change, Environmental Education, Marine Protected Areas, Ocean Health

California King Tides: “Snap the Shore, See the Future”

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What will happen to our coastline with sea level rise? Help us find out! Learn how you can help gather important information about our changing coastline by simply taking and sharing your photos of California’s “King Tides” — the highest

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Posted in Climate Change, Ocean Photography

Ocean Acidification

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What is this threat and how can it affect our ocean world? What does it mean for organisms such as sea urchins? Dr. Gretchen Hofmann, Professor of Marine Biology at the University of California Santa Barbara, discusses her work with

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Posted in Climate Change, Ocean Health

California King Tides Initiative: Glimpses into the Future of Rising Sea Levels

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King Tides are the highest predicted high tides of the year.  Combined with winter storm events, these high water levels can show us how rising sea levels due to climate change might impact our communities in the future.  The California

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Posted in Climate Change, Ocean Photography

Sea Level Rise

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Your browser does not support the audio element. One of the responsibilities of our guest, John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources, is to serve as the chair of the Ocean Protection Council which provides scientific research on a number

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Posted in Climate Change, Ocean Facts, Ocean Health