Imagine going to spend a day at the beach with friends or family, looking to recharge your batteries at some of California's most treasured destinations. But before you hit the sand, you encounter razor wire. Or a locked gate. Or an oddly placed boulder.
Among a wide range of potential harms, scientists have found that high-powered Navy sonar disrupts blue whale feeding, halting their deep-foraging dives, displacing them from krill patches, and silencing their calls.
Conservation measures such as reducing the amount of potable water wasted on turf grass is a great start. Stormwater capture is another viable supply option we can explore that has positive environmental effects.
With the Governor's May budget revision being announced this week and the Legislature working to pass a final budget by June 15, these are some of the issues Assembly Democrats will be focusing on to make sure our state takes the critical steps we need.
The legacy and achievements of Peter Douglas are all the things you don't see in the 1,100 miles of California coast; wetlands that haven't been filled, public access that hasn't been lost, scenic areas that haven't been spoiled.
When Wyland loaned one of his works of art to the Coastal Commission, I'm sure the last thing on his mind would be attempts by the "friends of the Coastal Commission" to pull his years of environmental outreach efforts down.