Sea Level Rise

Heath Johnston

Welcome to KAZU's weekly news roundup for 2/5/21. Here you'll find the top local stories of the week and a few select national stories from NPR.

Erika Mahoney

The rate of sea level rise is accelerating. Communities along the California coast are preparing for that eventuality. In Santa Cruz County, some are pushing back against the plans.  


“King tides” will roll into the coastline this weekend. But there are some misperceptions about these high tides.

Erika Mahoney

Seawalls have been the most common response to coastal erosion in California over the last 50 years. And when they break, they are usually repaired. But organizations like the Surfrider Foundation say these little fixes are becoming a big problem in the face of sea level rise.