California's Coastal Change News
53 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

Study: Sand Dunes May Stem Erosion From Sea Level Rise « CBS San Francisco

Study: Sand Dunes May Stem Erosion From Sea Level Rise « CBS San Francisco | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
Sea levels may be rising but one Bay Area beach community is not going down without a fight. In Stinson Beach many believe sand dunes are the key to battling erosion.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

California faces a cascade of catastrophes as sea level rises

California faces a cascade of catastrophes as sea level rises | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
From 1880 to the present, the ocean has risen eight inches, but thanks to intensifying global warming from now until 2100, the increase will be a matter of feet — possibly ten feet.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

Coastal Commission begins crackdown against tech billionaire - California Coastal Coalition

Coastal Commission begins crackdown against tech billionaire - California Coastal Coalition | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
Vinod Khosla could face millions of dollars in fines, under an enforcement action started by the California Coastal Commission over his refusal to allow public access at Martins Beach Source: Coastal Commission begins crackdown against tech billionaire
kiki patsch's insight:

As sea level rises, coastal access is going to become an bigger and bigger issue in California.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

Humboldt Bay dredging once again but not the same

Humboldt Bay dredging once again but not the same | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
Scoop, dump, repeat. After a decade Humboldt Bay is getting dredged once again, this time through a different method and a different dump site.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

Artificial Reef for Broad Beach Explored

Artificial Reef for Broad Beach Explored | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
After years of hard work and setbacks—including delayed permits, a lawsuit, a sand source denial, millions of dollars spent and other troubles—not one bucket of sand has been added to
kiki patsch's insight:

We were just talking about this in class last week!

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

California Communities Go to Court to Hold Polluters Accountable for Sea Level Rise | Coronado Times

California Communities Go to Court to Hold Polluters Accountable for Sea Level Rise | Coronado Times | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
CALIFORNIA COMMUNITIES CONFRONTING RISING SEA LEVELS FIGHT BACK Marin and San Mateo Cos., City of Imperial Beach Go to Court to Hold Largest Fossil Fuel Polluters Accountable Faced with mounting costs to respond to threats to their communities from rising sea levels, Marin and San Mateo Counties, along with the City of Imperial Beach, filed complaints …
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

Rising sea levels could mean twice as much flood risk in Los Angeles and other coastal cities

Rising sea levels could mean twice as much flood risk in Los Angeles and other coastal cities | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
A mere 10 to 20 centimeters of sea-level rise — which is expected by 2050 — will more than double the frequency of serious flooding events in California and many other parts of the world.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

California submerging: Rising seas are claiming its famed coast faster than scientists imagined | CALmatters

California submerging: Rising seas are claiming its famed coast faster than scientists imagined | CALmatters | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
Facebook Twitter reddit Gmail Print
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

Up to 67 Percent of Southern California Beaches Predicted to Disappear by 2100

Up to 67 Percent of Southern California Beaches Predicted to Disappear by 2100 | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
A new report about sea level rise released by the U.S. Geological Survey on Monday includes dire predictions for beachgoers in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

UCSB Researchers Find Cliff Erosion Due to El Niño

UCSB Researchers Find Cliff Erosion Due to El Niño | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
As homes on cliffs are becoming more vulnerable to erosion following storms, researchers explain that erosion will be common as storms get worse.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

El Nino gobbled up California's beaches: study

El Nino gobbled up California's beaches: study | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
Erosion at 29 beaches from Washington to southern California during the winter of 2015-16 was 76 percent more than usual, by far the highest rate ever recorded, according to the study in Nature Communications.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

Scientists studying effects of storms on Santa Cruz beaches

Scientists studying effects of storms on Santa Cruz beaches | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
Scientists wasted no time trying to study how the recent storms have impacted the Santa Cruz coastline.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

How to build resilient coastlines

How to build resilient coastlines | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
Sponsored: Communities worldwide are wondering how best to shore up their coastlines, reduce flooding and protect valuable habitat for wildlife and recreation.
kiki patsch's insight:

We read about resilient coastline in the news, but rarely do people explain what exactly that means. This is a great recap.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

Digging out in Montecito means wider beaches but dirtier waters off Goleta and Carpinteria

Digging out in Montecito means wider beaches but dirtier waters off Goleta and Carpinteria | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
When the county dumps tons of mud from the catastrophic debris flow of Jan. 9 on the shores of Goleta and Carpinteria, is that “beach nourishment”?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

Broad Beach Sand Project Costs Jump to $55-60 Million Per Decade

Broad Beach Sand Project Costs Jump to $55-60 Million Per Decade | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
The Broad Beach Geologic Hazard Abatement District (GHAD) is now contending with another set of lawsuits over a project originally estimated to cost about $20 million, which is now estimated
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

California cities sue big oil firms over climate change

California cities sue big oil firms over climate change | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
California cities San Francisco and Oakland filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies on Wednesday seeking billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels they blamed on climate change, according to public documents.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

After tons of drama with the California Coastal Commission, things are looking up

After tons of drama with the California Coastal Commission, things are looking up | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
All powerful coastal commission cleans up murky waters
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

California moving to seize public beach closed off by tech billionaire

California moving to seize public beach closed off by tech billionaire | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
Vinod Khosla closed public access to Martins Beach in Half Moon Bay after he bought the property. California wants to take part of it to restore public access.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

Santa Cruz’s West Cliff Drive erosion is a problem, Coastal Commission issues ultimatum

Santa Cruz’s West Cliff Drive erosion is a problem, Coastal Commission issues ultimatum | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
SANTA CRUZ >> For decades, the city of Santa Cruz has ignored the California Coastal Commission’s demands for a plan to manage West Cliff Drive’s erosion, and now, the city may face fines.Without a long-term vision, the city
kiki patsch's insight:

This decision could have huge consequences for much of southern California's coastline. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

Study shows La Jolla beaches may disappear in a century

Study shows La Jolla beaches may disappear in a century | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
University of Illinois Engineering professor Sean Vitousek told La Jolla Light the computer model he developed for the study shows La Jolla’s sandy beaches will likely disappear in the coming years.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

Trump's cuts to NOAA could impede tracking of sea level rise

Trump's cuts to NOAA could impede tracking of sea level rise | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
As sea levels rise, the administration tasked with tracking climate change may see its budget drop.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

How much will sea levels rise in the 21st Century?

Observed sea levels are actually tracking at the upper range of the IPCC projections. When accelerating ice loss from Greenland and Antarctica are factored into sea level projections, the estimated sea level rise by 2100 is between 75cm to 2 metres.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

Beach erosion

Beach erosion | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
Beach erosion by cartoonist Dave Granlund published on 2017-02-16 13:54:35 at Cagle.com. Dave Granlund's cartoons have appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Christi…
kiki patsch's insight:

This is definitely going in my lecture slides

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by kiki patsch
Scoop.it!

Corps Eases Living Shoreline Permit Process | Coastal Review Online

Corps Eases Living Shoreline Permit Process | Coastal Review Online | California's Coastal Change News | Scoop.it
The Corps of Engineers has approved the first nationwide permit for the construction and maintenance of living shorelines, streamlining the approval process for waterfront property owners.
kiki patsch's insight:

Living Shorelines will be the new buzz word of 2017

more...
No comment yet.