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Editor's Notes


New Government Report on Climate Change
 
A new report on climate change published last Friday says climate change will hammer the US economy in decades to come, shaving off as much 10% of GDP. The federal-mandated study involved 13 federal agencies and 300 leading scientists. According to the report, the US will lose hundreds of billions  of dollars each year by the end of the century due to the impact of increased temperatures on various sectors of the economy, including energy, farming, and real estate.  
 
In addition, the report says climate change will cause thousands of deaths in the Midwest, a region President Trump won overwhelmingly in 2016. The report also argues that billions of dollars could be saved if immediate action is taken to cut greenhouse gases. After the report was published, President Trump claimed that climate-friendly policies would hurt the economy and that climate change "is a hoax." 
 
For more information about the federal report, read "Trump Administration Report Recommends Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions To Protect Oceans From Climate Change" below under the header named "Climate Change and Environmental News."


Highlights From The Articles & Content Below:

  • City of Redondo Beach is victorious in lawsuit against waterfront developers CenterCal
  • Retreat' Is Not an Option as a California Beach Town Plans for Rising Seas
  • A deep blue sea of California lawmakers takes oath of office
  • George H.W. Bush was the accidental catalyst that built the new Republican Party
  • 35 Paradise Families Sue PG&E Over California's Camp Fire
  • Trump Administration Stands Alone As The Rest Of The G20 Pledges To Fight Climate Change 
  • Fishermen Sue Big Oil For Its Role In Climate Change

Grants

Interior Disburses $44.8 Million in FY 2018 Energy Revenues to California


Revenues going back to the state will fund critical educational and infrastructure improvements, land and water conservation projects.  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that Interior's Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), disbursed $44.891 million in Fiscal Year 2018 energy revenues to California. This represents an increase of $8.649 million from the previous year's total. The funds are derived from energy produced on federal and Indian lands, as well as U.S. offshore areas.


Interior Department Announces Second Consecutive Year of Growth in Energy Revenues as FY 2018 Disbursements Climb to $8.93 Billion

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced today that Interior's Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) disbursed $8.93 billion in Fiscal Year 2018 from energy production on federal and American Indian lands and offshore areas. That figure represents an increase of $1.82 billion over the previous year. Often the second-highest generator of federal income following taxes, energy revenue disbursements are a critical source of funding to states, American Indian Tribes and individual Indian mineral owners, as well as to the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Reclamation Fund, Historic Preservation Fund and the U.S. Treasury. A complete list of states receiving revenues and FY 2018 disbursement data will be available here.
 
NOAA Marine Debris Program FY19 RESEARCH Grants
This opportunity provides funding for research directly related to marine debris through field, laboratory, and modeling experiments. Successful project proposals will explore the ecological risk associated with marine debris, determine debris exposure levels, examine the fate and transport of marine debris in nearshore coastal environments, and/or quantify habitat impacts resulting from marine debris. The submission period for
Coastal Commission News
 
 
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Drought, Water, & Wetlands News
Beach & Coastal News
 
Local Government News
 
 
 
Climate Change & Environmental News
 
 
 
Announcements


Explore the Coast Overnight Assessment Public Draft Released for Comment

The California State Coastal Conservancy is proud to announce the first draft of the Explore the Coast Overnight Assessment. The Conservancy would like to invite you to read and submit your comments on the assessment by Friday, January 25, 2019 via any of the following methods:
email: etcovernight@scc.ca.gov; fax: (510) 286 - 0470; or mail a hard copy to the State Coastal Conservancy. The comments received will be reviewed and may be integrated into the assessment, which will then be presented at the State Coastal Conservancy's board meeting on March 14, 2019. The draft assessment can be found here. More information on the Conservancy's Explore the Coast Overnight Program can be found here.



Sustaining Benefits from Marine Protected Areas in a Changing Ocean: Findings and Recommendations from the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee


The Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (MPA FAC) conducted an extensive investigation that identified significant and far-reaching benefits to U.S. ecosystems, economies, communities and cultures resulting from the creation and long-term implementation of the nation's MPAs. Generally, the MPA FAC has found that our nation's MPAs: 1) support healthy, productive, and resilient ecosystems; 2) support coastal communities; and 3) connect America's people to their ocean heritage. Click here for the committee's executive summary and click here for the committee's findings and reccomendations.

Wheeler North Reef Expansion Project Draft Subsequent EIR is available for public comment

Coastal engineering is the cornerstone of shoreline management in many coastal states and Florida may well lead the way.  In the "fluid" environment of the American shoreline, sustaining sandy shorelines or rebuilding marshes is a difficult and controversial challenge.  The right approach is rarely obvious or settled. Thankfully, ASPN has a show dedicated to the profession and a top-notch host to walk you through it all. Join Peter and Tyler to welcome to ASPN Michael Poff, host of the Podcast for Building Beaches Better (P4B^3).  Michael is a great pro, having worked on the American shoreline for more than 25 years and leads Coastal Engineering Consultants out of Naples, Florida. When it comes to coastal engineering, he knows the ropes. Click here for podcast.

New Dune Doctors Podcast:  Podcast for Building Beaches Better (P4B^3)

Coastal engineering is the cornerstone of shoreline management in many coastal states and Florida may well lead the way. In the "fluid" environment of the American shoreline, sustaining sandy shorelines or rebuilding marshes is a difficult and controversial challenge. The right approach is rarely obvious or settled. Thankfully, ASPN has a show dedicated to the profession and a top-notch host to walk you through it all. Join Peter and Tyler to welcome to ASPN Michael Poff, host of the Podcast for Building Beaches Better (P4B^3). Michael is a great pro, having worked on the American shoreline for more than 25 years and leads Coastal Engineering Consultants out of Naples, Florida. When it comes to coastal engineering, he knows the ropes. Click here for podcast.

California Coastal Commission: Announcing this year's amateur photo contest winners!


The winners of the 20th Annual California Ocean & Coastal Amateur Photography Contest have been chosen, and we invite you to enjoy their work. This contest was sponsored by the California Coastal Commission and the Thank You Ocean Campaign, with prizes generously provided by Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Chaminade Resort & Spa, and Rancho Bernardo Inn.  Click here to see the winners.

The Bay Foundation Releases 5 Year Report: the LAX Dunes are Thriving


TBF has been busy helping remove non-native vegetation at the LAX Dunes, hosting many community restoration events with a wide range of volunteer groups. These efforts and those of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) have turned the dunes into healthy, thriving habitats for an abundance of wildlife and native vegetation. TBF recently completed a 5-Year Report summarizing restoration activities in the "Coastal Dunes Improvement Project" (CDIP) area since 2013. The data show that restorations in CDIP areas are meeting the restoration performance criteria with predominantly native coastal vegetation. To participate in one of the monthly volunteer events at the LAX Dunes, please click here.
Employment Opportunities

PhD opportunity in Rocky coast geomorphology and archaeology at Cardiff University


This opportunity, a fully funded 3.5 year NERC PhD Studentship opportunity at Cardiff University, is part of the NERC GW4 Doctoral Training Partnership where the successful PhD student would join the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff University, supervised by Dr. Claire Earlie and Dr. David Thompson. The project also involves collaboration from Dr. Robin Shailand Dr Matthew Eyre at the University of Exeter (Falmouth campus).
The project will be largely field based, where the student will receive additional supervision from the CASE partner: Dr. Nick Holder, English Heritage at the historic site of Tintagel.  Click  here for more details.


Environmental Planner SANDAG San Diego, CA


Two Environmental Planning positions are available. One position will support the environmental review, monitoring, and reporting functions related to capital project implementation, and the second will support the preparation of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan. These are Limited-Term positions. The first review of applications will begin on Friday, November 9, 2018. When submitting your application, please identify which position you are applying for or if you would like to be considered for both positions. For more information, click here.

Assistant Professor in Coastal Resiliency   Rice University  Houston, TX

he Rice University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in the area of Coastal Resiliency to begin July 2019. Exceptional candidates at higher ranks also will be considered. We seek candidates with expertise and interest in interdisciplinary research that contributes to enhancing the resilience of urban communities and infrastructure systems to the impacts of coastal natural hazards and climate change. The successful candidate is expected to establish a rigorous, externally funded research program, to teach core courses and develop undergraduate and graduate courses within their area of expertise, advise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university and the broader scientific community. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Civil / Coastal / Environmental Engineering or a related field, demonstrate excellence in research, display distinction (or potential for distinction) in teaching, and be able to collaborate across disciplines.  To apply, please submit materials in electronic form through the Rice Application Portal via this link.  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018.


Events
MS4 Stormwater Training in Oakland, San Jose, San Diego and Los Angeles
Oakland on Dec. 10-11, 2018 | San Jose on Dec. 13-14, 2018
San Diego on Jan. 22-23, 2019 | Los Angeles on Jan. 24-25, 2019
The American Stormwater Institute, LLC is pleased to announce that a training course is coming to your area that will make you Stormwater Qualified! This course is designed for people who perform or manage personnel who perform MS4 stormwater inspections. In this two-day course we will cover all the topics to ensure that you meet the regulatory requirement to conduct Stormwater Inspections. We will review the requirements of your state MS4, Construction, and Industrial General Permits; we will discuss what it takes for you to be in compliance with the permits; we will discuss inspection techniques that will help you better evaluate whether or not other permittees are in compliance with their permits - and how that influences your permit compliance; and, yes, we will discuss BMPs - which are best, when to use them, how to use them, and how to know if BMPs are correctly installed and maintained.  Click
for more the class schedule and more information.


Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference (ELEMCON) 
Denver, Colorado
May 13-15, 2019

At ELEMCON, participants will discover the most current energy programs and initiatives in manufacturing, refining, transportation, warehousing, healthcare, hospitality, retailing, education, and other industries. Participants will leave the conference with an arsenal of tools and best practices to help increase efficiencies, reduce costs, and minimize impact on the environment.  ELEMCON is currently seeking Speaker & Session proposals for their 2019 conference.
Read the call for proposals here and submit by October 31. Use code YALE for 20% off registration. Register now.



 
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Steven Aceti, JD
Executive Director,  
California Coastal Coalition

 
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