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Surfers Village
California Coastal Commission baffles world with coupEnvironment Updates Commission ousts staunch environmentalist Charles Lester
California Coastal Commission baffles world with coup
Surfers Village / Posted yesterday
Environment Updates Commission ousts staunch environmentalist Charles Lester Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 12 February, 2016 - Concerns are growing about the future of California’s open coast after the California Coastal Commission fired... Read more
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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
California Coastal Commission Fires its Executive DirectorThe future of California's Coastal Commission was on the line Wednesday night,
California Coastal Commission Fires its Executive Director
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted yesterday
The future of California's Coastal Commission was on the line Wednesday night, as the debate over whether to fire the embattled executive director continued. Nearly one thousand strong packed the Morro Bay Community Center, many of them... Read more
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The Southampton Press & The East Hampton Press
Opponents Drop Lawsuit Against Montauk Beach ProjectA group of environmental advocates have withdrawn their lawsuit challenging the
Opponents Drop Lawsuit Against Montauk Beach Project
The Southampton Press & The East Hampton Press / Posted 2 days ago
A group of environmental advocates have withdrawn their lawsuit challenging the Army Corps of Engineers' construction of a sandbag revetment along the oceanfront of downtown Montauk, which is more than three-quarters complete. Kevin McAllister, the... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Local environmentalist to take offshore drilling opposition to D.C.Since the Obama Administration opened up the Mid-and-South Atlantic Ocean for o
Local environmentalist to take offshore drilling opposition to D.C.
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 2 days ago
Since the Obama Administration opened up the Mid-and-South Atlantic Ocean for oil exploration, many of our beach communities have been vocal in their stance against it. The Surfrider Foundation said they have helped more than 100 municipalities sign... Read more
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The Mercury News
California Coastal Commission fires popular executive directorMORRO BAY -- Defying a hostile crowd, the California Coastal Commission voted W
California Coastal Commission fires popular executive director
The Mercury News / Posted 2 days ago
MORRO BAY -- Defying a hostile crowd, the California Coastal Commission voted Wednesday night to fire Executive Director Charles Lester, a decision that environmentalists fear could weaken the agency's strict posture on development of the state's... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
California Coastal Commission fires popular executive directorMORRO BAY -- Defying a hostile crowd, the California Coastal Commission voted W
California Coastal Commission fires popular executive director
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 2 days ago
MORRO BAY -- Defying a hostile crowd, the California Coastal Commission voted Wednesday night to fire Executive Director Charles Lester, a decision that environmentalists fear could weaken the agency's strict posture on development of the state's... Read more
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The Fremont Argus
California Coastal Commission fires popular executive directorMORRO BAY -- Defying a hostile crowd, the California Coastal Commission voted W
California Coastal Commission fires popular executive director
The Fremont Argus / Posted 2 days ago
MORRO BAY -- Defying a hostile crowd, the California Coastal Commission voted Wednesday night to fire Executive Director Charles Lester, a decision that environmentalists fear could weaken the agency's strict posture on development of the state's... Read more
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Surfer Mag
Coastal Commission Saga Ends in Defeat After a nearly 12-hour-long hearing in Morro Bay, CA, the California Coastal
Coastal Commission Saga Ends in Defeat
Surfer Mag / Posted 2 days ago
After a nearly 12-hour-long hearing in Morro Bay, CA, the California Coastal Commission voted 7-5 to fire its Executive Director Charles Lester. This came on the heels of more than six hours of public speaking... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Waters surrounding North Jersey are littered with millions of plastic particlesThe waters surrounding North Jersey are littered with millions of tiny plastic
Waters surrounding North Jersey are littered with millions of plastic particles
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 3 days ago
The waters surrounding North Jersey are littered with millions of tiny plastic particles ranging from pulverized polystyrene food boxes to microscopic beads from beauty products that can’t be filtered in wastewater plants, according to a report... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Jamie McDell's crusade for our coasts with Contiki - Element magazineNew Zealand songwriter Jamie McDell travelled with Contiki & Surfrider Foundati
Jamie McDell's crusade for our coasts with Contiki - Element magazine
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
New Zealand songwriter Jamie McDell travelled with Contiki & Surfrider Foundation to Eastern Australia to help raise awareness on the importance of protecting the world's oceans. Photo / Supplied With the full moon high in the sky, reflecting a path... Read more
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Orange County Register
Californians fight over whether coast should be rugged or refinedLOS ANGELES – It has been one of the most powerful governmental agencies in the
Californians fight over whether coast should be rugged or refined
Orange County Register / Posted 5 days ago
LOS ANGELES – It has been one of the most powerful governmental agencies in the nation, with sweeping powers to determine what gets built, or does not get built, on the 1,100 miles of cliffs, mountains and beaches along the Pacific Ocean, one of the... Read more
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GlaubeAktuell
GlaubeAktuell: Journal - Glaube,Liebe,HoffnungIndustriell betriebene Viehzucht und Agrarwirtschaft sind unser Klimakiller Num
GlaubeAktuell: Journal - Glaube,Liebe,Hoffnung
GlaubeAktuell / Posted 5 days ago
Industriell betriebene Viehzucht und Agrarwirtschaft sind unser Klimakiller Nummer Eins und damit hauptsächlich für die globalen Umweltprobleme verantwortlich. Dies geht aus einem offiziellen Bericht des Worldwatch Institutes hervor. Demzufolge werde... Read more
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Surfers Village
Gold Coast Council releases 70-page Surf Management PlanSurfing blueprint for the future of Gold Coast surf breaks airs Surfersvillage
Gold Coast Council releases 70-page Surf Management Plan
Surfers Village / Posted 6 days ago
Surfing blueprint for the future of Gold Coast surf breaks airs Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 7 February, 2016 - In a World first, City of Gold Coast Council has released its much anticipated Surf Management Plan during a celebratory launch at... Read more
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The Maui News
Rotary club takes lead to install rescue tubes on S. Maui beachesThe Rotary-Club of Kihei-Wailea has taken the lead on this important public saf
Rotary club takes lead to install rescue tubes on S. Maui beaches
The Maui News / Posted 6 days ago
The Rotary-Club of Kihei-Wailea has taken the lead on this important public safety issue with its ongoing work to install over 200 public-use rescue tubes on South Maui beaches. Government officials have the duty to ensure that regulations do not... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Gold Coast surfers become stewards of future breaksGold Coast World Surfing Reserves chairman Andrew McKinnon at the surf museum.
Gold Coast surfers become stewards of future breaks
Brisbane Times / Posted 7 days ago
Gold Coast World Surfing Reserves chairman Andrew McKinnon at the surf museum. Photo: Michelle Smith The sign on the stairs as you walk into the Gold Coast Surfing History Museum at Currumbin tells you a lot. "The clique became a cult and the cult... Read more
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Ventura County Reporter
Plastic invasionIn classic cartoons, the image of a fisherman retrieving a moss-covered boot fr
Plastic invasion
Ventura County Reporter / Posted 9 days ago
In classic cartoons, the image of a fisherman retrieving a moss-covered boot from a lake, only to turn up his nose with a grimace, made for a cheap laugh. Nowadays, it seems as though the joke may be on us, as new research has shown that plastic... Read more
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Orange County Register
Brown's complicated relationship with environmentalistsIn 1976, a year into his first term as governor, Jerry Brown signed a bill that
Brown's complicated relationship with environmentalists
Orange County Register / Posted 11 days ago
In 1976, a year into his first term as governor, Jerry Brown signed a bill that came to be seen as one of the strongest environmental protection laws in the country. The California Coastal Act limited development along the 1,100-mile shoreline and... Read more
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Oakland Tribune
Santa Cruz eying wharf bird droppings as major cause of beach contaminationSANTA CRUZ -- Preventing a high concentration of pigeon poop from piling beneat
Santa Cruz eying wharf bird droppings as major cause of beach contamination
Oakland Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
SANTA CRUZ -- Preventing a high concentration of pigeon poop from piling beneath the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf each summer may help ease Santa Cruz's reputation of having the "dirtiest beach in California," a working group said Monday. "I'm having... Read more
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The Berkeley Daily Planet
Dr. Lester, You Have Arrived! And what we can do to protect the California coast.. CategoryThere may be no better indicator that the executive director of the California
Dr. Lester, You Have Arrived! And what we can do to protect the California coast.. Category
The Berkeley Daily Planet / Posted 11 days ago
There may be no better indicator that the executive director of the California Coastal Commission (CCC) is doing his job than for the governor and his commission appointees to try to sack him. Charles Lester, Ph.D., the powerful agency’s executive... Read more
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KCBA FOX 35 Salinas
Bacteria concerns at Cowell Beach in Santa CruzVisitors travel from all over the world to surf the waves in Santa Cruz, but at
Bacteria concerns at Cowell Beach in Santa Cruz
KCBA FOX 35 Salinas / Posted 11 days ago
Visitors travel from all over the world to surf the waves in Santa Cruz, but at Cowell Beach, local say they’re hesitant to get in the water. "People get sick, they can get infections. It's generally worse for kids,” said Nik Strong-Cvetich with... Read more
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Surfer Mag
California Coast in PerilDigging even a little into how the CCC works and what Lester’s firing might mea
California Coast in Peril
Surfer Mag / Posted 12 days ago
Digging even a little into how the CCC works and what Lester’s firing might mean is enough to terrify any beachgoer concerned with the future of California’s coastline. Paid “agents” (translation: lobbyists) travel up and down the coast, wining and... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Help Surfriders recycle Christmas treesFor the third year in a row, the Cape Fear Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation
Help Surfriders recycle Christmas trees
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 16 days ago
For the third year in a row, the Cape Fear Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation will host a Christmas Tree Recycling/Dune Renourishment event at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Tennessee Avenue beach access in Carolina Beach. The Christmas trees... Read more
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Independent
Environmental groups happy with beach access | January 28, 2016The New Jersey legislature has placed the role of regulating beach access back
Environmental groups happy with beach access | January 28, 2016
Independent / Posted 18 days ago
The New Jersey legislature has placed the role of regulating beach access back in the hands of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). On Jan. 19, Gov. Chris Christie signed a law that would allow the DEP to award permits and... Read more
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KTVN Reno
Top environmentalists oppose shakeup at Coastal CommissionLOS ANGELES (AP) - Dozens of environmental and advocacy groups are urging the p
Top environmentalists oppose shakeup at Coastal Commission
KTVN Reno / Posted 18 days ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dozens of environmental and advocacy groups are urging the powerful California Coastal Commission to reject a proposal to oust its top executive. The commission that manages development along the state's famed coastline has... Read more
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The Hub
Environmental groups happy with beach access | January 28, 2016The New Jersey legislature has placed the role of regulating beach access back
Environmental groups happy with beach access | January 28, 2016
The Hub / Posted 18 days ago
The New Jersey legislature has placed the role of regulating beach access back in the hands of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). On Jan. 19, Gov. Chris Christie signed a law that would allow the DEP to award permits and... Read more
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Atlanticville
Environmental groups happy with beach access | January 28, 2016The New Jersey legislature has placed the role of regulating beach access back
Environmental groups happy with beach access | January 28, 2016
Atlanticville / Posted 18 days ago
The New Jersey legislature has placed the role of regulating beach access back in the hands of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). On Jan. 19, Gov. Chris Christie signed a law that would allow the DEP to award permits and... Read more
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Surfers Village
Australia Day coincides with Surf Management Plan lift offAustralia Day Gift to the Surfing World : Future Proofing Waves Surfersvillage
Australia Day coincides with Surf Management Plan lift off
Surfers Village / Posted 19 days ago
Australia Day Gift to the Surfing World : Future Proofing Waves Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 25 January, 2016 - Gold Coast - Surfers downunder are celebrating their national holiday this Australia Day, with historic news of the nation’s first... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Conscience Fair signups as of Jan. 22UNCW Surf Riders Darren Meyer (left) and Anita Harrington speak with Faith Dunm
Conscience Fair signups as of Jan. 22
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 22 days ago
UNCW Surf Riders Darren Meyer (left) and Anita Harrington speak with Faith Dunmier, (right) at the 2015 StarNews Media Conscience Fair.StarNewsOnline.comJanuary 22, 2016 10:23 AM

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The Wilmington Star-News
Conscience Fair signups as of Jan. 21UNCW Surf Riders Darren Meyer (left) and Anita Harrington speak with Faith Dunm
Conscience Fair signups as of Jan. 21
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 23 days ago
UNCW Surf Riders Darren Meyer (left) and Anita Harrington speak with Faith Dunmier, (right) at the 2015 StarNews Media Conscience Fair.StarNewsOnline.comJanuary 21, 2016 4:54 PM

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Inside Bay Area
'Coup' sought at California Coastal Commission?SACRAMENTO -- In a move that nervous environmentalists are describing as a powe
'Coup' sought at California Coastal Commission?
Inside Bay Area / Posted 24 days ago
SACRAMENTO -- In a move that nervous environmentalists are describing as a power grab that could undermine coastal protection, the California Coastal Commission next month will debate whether to fire Executive Director Charles Lester. The movement... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
'Coup' sought at California Coastal Commission?SACRAMENTO -- In a move that nervous environmentalists are describing as a powe
'Coup' sought at California Coastal Commission?
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 24 days ago
SACRAMENTO -- In a move that nervous environmentalists are describing as a power grab that could undermine coastal protection, the California Coastal Commission next month will debate whether to fire Executive Director Charles Lester. The movement... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Conscience Fair signups as of Jan. 20UNCW Surf Riders Darren Meyer (left) and Anita Harrington speak with Faith Dunm
Conscience Fair signups as of Jan. 20
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 24 days ago
UNCW Surf Riders Darren Meyer (left) and Anita Harrington speak with Faith Dunmier, (right) at the 2015 StarNews Media Conscience Fair.StarNewsOnline.comJanuary 20, 2016 12:45 PM

The ninth annual Read more

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Surfers Village
Grom's passion for beaches leads to Surfrider ambassadorshipEmerging junior surf talent Pacha Light to become surfing ambassador Surfersvi
Grom's passion for beaches leads to Surfrider ambassadorship
Surfers Village / Posted 25 days ago
Emerging junior surf talent Pacha Light to become surfing ambassador Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 January, 2016 - One of the Gold Coast’s most exciting junior surfers, Pacha Light, has accepted an offer to become Surfrider Foundation Gold... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Conscience Fair signups as of Jan. 18Each year, some 90 to 100 nonprofit organizations present information on their
Conscience Fair signups as of Jan. 18
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 26 days ago
Each year, some 90 to 100 nonprofit organizations present information on their volunteer opportunities to the public. Nonprofits can sign up for the fair at www.StarNewsOnline.com/ConscienceFair. There is no charge to anyone to... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Climate Change’s Meaty IssueIf the world wants to do anything about climate change, people need to stop eat
Climate Change’s Meaty Issue
Aspen Daily News / Posted 28 days ago
If the world wants to do anything about climate change, people need to stop eating meat, according to “Cowspiracy,” a 2014 documentary that takes on animal agriculture. It was released to stream on Netflix last September after Leonardo DiCaprio came... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Venomous snake washes onto California beachA distinctly venomous snake measuring 20 inches washed onto a California beach
Venomous snake washes onto California beach
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 29 days ago
A distinctly venomous snake measuring 20 inches washed onto a California beach Tuesday. Local experts confirmed the creature was a yellow-bellied sea snake that is normally found in tropic waters. Its distinct feature is a black top half and a... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Venomous snake washes onto California beachA distinctly venomous snake measuring 20 inches washed onto a California beach
Venomous snake washes onto California beach
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 29 days ago
A distinctly venomous snake measuring 20 inches washed onto a California beach Tuesday. Local experts confirmed the creature was a yellow-bellied sea snake that is normally found in tropic waters. Its distinct feature is a black top half and a... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Venomous snake washes onto California beachA distinctly venomous snake measuring 20 inches washed onto a California beach
Venomous snake washes onto California beach
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 29 days ago
A distinctly venomous snake measuring 20 inches washed onto a California beach Tuesday. Local experts confirmed the creature was a yellow-bellied sea snake that is normally found in tropic waters. Its distinct feature is a black top half and a... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Venomous snake washes onto California beachA distinctly venomous snake measuring 20 inches washed onto a California beach
Venomous snake washes onto California beach
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 29 days ago
A distinctly venomous snake measuring 20 inches washed onto a California beach Tuesday. Local experts confirmed the creature was a yellow-bellied sea snake that is normally found in tropic waters. Its distinct feature is a black top half and a... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Venomous Sea Snake Washes Up on California BeachA 20-inch-long, venomous, yellow-bellied sea snake, rarely seen on the Californ
Venomous Sea Snake Washes Up on California Beach
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 30 days ago
A 20-inch-long, venomous, yellow-bellied sea snake, rarely seen on the California coast, washed up on Coronado's north beach Tuesday. Coronado lifeguards snapped a picture of the potentially dangerous creature, showing it not far from a lifeguard... Read more
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