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California Coast To Feel Brunt Of Sea Level Rise
2011-09-14 10:51:12

  Picturesque beach towns up and down the coast of California may be facing hefty economic losses caused by rising ocean levels in the next century, according to a new state-commissioned study funded by the California Department of Boating and Waterways and conducted by economists at San Francisco State University. The study examines the cost of both coastal storm damage and erosion which are expected to increase as average coastal sea levels rise. Economists also expect impacts on...

2008-07-30 06:00:34

By Kevin Clerici, Ventura County Star, Calif. Jul. 30--Despite water-quality gains at beaches countywide, Rincon Beach in north Ventura County was one of the most polluted in California in 2007, according to a new Natural Resources Defense Council report. Water tested at the picturesque surf spot repeatedly failed to meet national minimum public health standards, joining repeat offenders Avalon on Santa Catalina Island and the Santa Monica Pier area as having the highest levels of fecal...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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