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This week: wildfires, sea level rise and offshore drilling

Malibu Wildfires

Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the recent wildfires in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. As we learned from the Thomas Fire in 2017 and subsequent mudslides, there will likely be severe ocean water quality issues once it rains and the question that many of us will be asking ourselves is when will it be safe to go in the ocean? Read on.

United States and Oceans of America

#ICYMI - we're running a new marketing campaign. The fight to free our ocean and coasts. Our nation is made up of more water than land. America’s oceans cover nearly 4.5 million square miles, which is 23% greater than U.S. landmass. Read on and get your flag.

Sea Level Rise - Imperial Beach

"The City of Imperial Beach and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography will announce the details Wednesday of the city’s plan for dealing with rising sea levels." Read on.

We look forward to hearing more as the City of Imperial Beach paves the way on sea level rise adaptation.

Sea Level Rise - Mission Bay

"San Diego’s proposed redevelopment of Mission Bay Park’s northeast corner could include significantly more marshland if city officials embrace new proposals from local environmentalists concerned about sea level rise." This story highlights the complexity of sea level rise planning. Read on.

Offshore Drilling

"A federal judge puts a halt to the Trump administration’s push to expand oil off the cost of Southern California until a full review is completed. U.S. District Judge Philip Gutierrez of Los Angeles ruled that a review assessing the impact of fracking on endangered species and coastal resources must be done first." Read on.