Monterey, CA – Brad Damitz stands on Wharf Number two in Monterey. He's gazing at the wide sandy beach that arcs north toward Moss Landing. As an environmental policy specialist for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, he knows that each crashing wave is slowly eroding that beach. Scientists estimate that the coast is receding by 6 to 8 feet a year in some spots, especially during the harsh winter storms of El Nino years.
Moss Landing, CA – Friday is Earth Day. And in California Earth Day is more than just a day lightly noted on the calendar. Locally it inspires environmental action from beach clean-ups to collecting signatures for a plastic bag ban. KAZU's Krista Almanzan spoke with Rebecca Dmytryk of Wild Rescue in Moss Landing. The group is organizing a Worldwide Fishing Line Clean Up.
Monterey, CA – If the federal government shuts down at midnight tonight, it's not entirely clear what will happen next. Local federal employees, especially those in defense, may have to show up to work on Monday to find out whether their job is considered essential.