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Barbara has documented the harming effects of the warming oceans and has seen first-hand bleaching coral, bacterial diseases, loss of fish habitat and more. For the past 10 years while snorkeling around St John, Barbara has collected over 90,000+ images. Although not a trained scientist, Barbara’s r...
Living and fishing in the Bodega Bay area for 55 years, Dick is forced to confront the realities of a warming ocean, the creation of a Marine Projected Area in the local fishing grounds, and derelict crab pots. Dick wants to see organic, sustainable fishing practices but daunting challenges are caus...
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Three Ocean Advocates: Inspiring Change - Tess Felix
After a major storm, Tess Felix found Stinson Beach, her local beach in California, covered in plastic debris, making her aware of the magnitude of the plastic pollution in the ocean. Tess’s art form shifted that day. She began to assemble large portraits of her eco heroes from the plastic she colle...
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Drought in Santa Clara Valley
Like other counties in the Bay Area, Santa Clara County is facing serious shortages of water this year. The Santa Clara Valley Water District – known as Valley Water – is responsible for sourcing and providing water supply to local water retailers, one of them being the City of San Jose. We meet rep...
Valley Water Board Chair Tony Estremera proclaims: "In Silicon Valley, we believe in science!" Based on this, authorities have made a bold plan for the near future: to reclaim wastewater, purify it, and inject it into underground aquifers. At the Water Purification Plant we tour the large demonstrat...
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Growing Food During a Drought
Front Porch Farm in Healdsburg, CA is located right next to the Russian River, and during this drought period, their water was shut off to maintain water levels and the health of the river. So how do you farm without access to water? Front Porch had to adapt quickly to these new conditions, change t...

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