Dan Haifley

The Story of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. A Fight for Protection.

The Big Sur Coast. Part of the Protected Sanctuary. CC0 Public Domain

Next time you look upon the beautiful coastline here in California, make sure you say thanks. It was not without a fight that you get to enjoy this beautiful piece of the earth the way it is.

Is Monterey Bay Radioactive?

This image is being shared widely as evidence that dangerous levels of radiation from Fukushima have arrived on the West Coast. The map actually shows wave dispersal from the tsunami that  was partly responsible for the nuclear plant's breakdown.

Two projects that should inject some sanity into the occasionally hysterical public conversation about the Fukushima nuclear disaster—and help raise our overall scientific IQ.

Green Light for Twin Lakes Plan

Rendering of the Twin Lakes State Beach improvements.

In an extraordinarily sensible last-minute move, the staff of the California Coastal Commission has withdrawn its objection to a key piece of the county’s Twin Lakes Beach - East Cliff Drive Plan.