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https://plus.google.com/107442207705940975209 risa bear : The California Democratic Party approved a sweeping resolution on Sunday to drop fossil fuel stocks ...
The California Democratic Party approved a sweeping resolution on Sunday to drop fossil fuel stocks from the state's two major public pension funds, valued at about $500 billion. The party also wants the state's 33 public universities to purge such investments from their $12 billion in total endowments.

The resolution will not likely result in new legislative action soon. However, it could generate enough support among the Democratic majority to pass a less aggressive divestment bill, Senate Bill 185, working its way through the state legislature.

Before the final vote, RL Miller, chair of the California Democratic Party's environmental caucus and author of the resolution, delivered a one-minute speech. In an interview with InsideClimate News she recounted her message: "The world is watching...We need to send a moral message that California will not invest in those businesses that burn our planet in the name of profit and this resolution is that message.

"Divestment from South Africa helped bring down the system of apartheid and [divestment] will likewise bring down our dependence on fossil fuels. And further, [the] passage of this resolution will help pass Senate Bill 185."

Beyond California, this resolution adds to the fast-growing momentum of the fossil fuel divestment movement, which kicked off on college campuses in 2011 and has spread to cities and major corporations worldwide.

California, which boasts the eighth-largest economy in the world, is part of a regional carbon trading system with four Canadian provinces. The state has repeatedly expanded its carbon reduction strategy in recent years. Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

Two schools in the California State University system—Humboldt State University and San Francisco State University—have committed to fossil fuel divestment, joining seven other colleges in the state. Stanford University, a private institution, pledged to divest from coal assets last summer.

At least 22 other universities outside of California have already divested or committed to do so. Last month, Syracuse University became the largest university to take that step, promising to clear its $1.18 billion endowment portfolio of fossil fuel holdings.

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California Democrats Approve Sweeping Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution
The California Democratic Party approved a sweeping resolution on Sunday to drop fossil fuel stocks from the state's two major public pension funds, valued at about $500 billion. The party also wants the state's 33 public universities to purge such investments from their $12 billion in total endowments.
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https://plus.google.com/109771652751178303184 Ivan Smith : "View to Kilauea" Princeville cliffs near Queen's Bath, Kauai, Hawaii Yet another place where your ...
"View to Kilauea" Princeville cliffs near Queen's Bath, Kauai, Hawaii

Yet another place where your life can end quickly and violently, but yet it is so beautiful that I can not resist it! The Kilauea lighthouse is in the distance. Exposure was made when things calmed down, otherwise it is frothy chaos!
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Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 17-40L @ 25
1/5th-second exposure @F11
LEE soft ND grad (100x150mm) 0.9 + 0.9
Lee foundation kit filter holder with Lee 77mm adapter ring
ISO 100
No polarizer
RAW file processed with Capture One by Phase One
TIFF file processed with Photoshop
Small Slik Sprint mini II tripod
Manfrotto 322RC2 pistol-grip ball head

The Story

This dangerous lava cove is near Queens Bath and the waterfall that is also in my gallery from this area. The sun is rising behind the Kilauea Lighthouse and the first light of the day is spreading through the clouds and onto the sea. In the winter, this place is downright frightening with huge waves striking with great force. On a summer morning shown here, it is still a dangerous place but you can get a little closer to the action is you respect the power of the sea. It is thrilling to experience this place close up!

Other stuff

My pictures are featured on the front page of California Governor, Jerry Brown's website http://gov.ca.gov

Resources

I wrote a 325 eBook that describes exactly how I went about learning photography starting in 2006. I did not learn the usual way. I have studied the great masters of painting and hope to find that light in the real world.

http://www.patricksmithphotography.com/Photography_Book.html


A great weather mashup map of the world with local temperatures, weather and nice popups. See where it is hot and not! (Must wait for slow commercials first, but worth it!)
http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/
Google Earth
http://earth.google.com/

Simply the best way to scout out locations that there is. You can see sun angles and pre-visualize light under lots of different conditions. Sometimes you can actually pre-compose your shots! This has saved me many thousands of vertical feet of climbing by avoiding spots with blocked views etc.

Satellite imagery (choose 'National' for a local US region or use your fave website)
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/satellite/?wfo=mtr

Tide charting and preditions: (chose your area in US, other countries have similar websites)
http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/tide_predictions.shtml?gid=235

Wave Heights (I choose 'North Pacific from Global')
http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/waves/index2.shtml

Or Here:
http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/shtml/RP1bw.gif

Photos of every inch of the California coastline from a small plane. Excellent for close in detailed views.

http://www.californiacoastline.org/

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https://plus.google.com/104954625954635419165 Ravi Shastry : The California Democratic Party approved a sweeping resolution on Sunday to drop fossil fuel stocks ...
The California Democratic Party approved a sweeping resolution on Sunday to drop fossil fuel stocks from the state's two major public pension funds, valued at about $500 billion. The party also wants the state's 33 public universities to purge such investments from their $12 billion in total endowments.

The resolution will not likely result in new legislative action soon. However, it could generate enough support among the Democratic majority to pass a less aggressive divestment bill, Senate Bill 185, working its way through the state legislature.

Before the final vote, RL Miller, chair of the California Democratic Party's environmental caucus and author of the resolution, delivered a one-minute speech. In an interview with InsideClimate News she recounted her message: "The world is watching...We need to send a moral message that California will not invest in those businesses that burn our planet in the name of profit and this resolution is that message.

"Divestment from South Africa helped bring down the system of apartheid and [divestment] will likewise bring down our dependence on fossil fuels. And further, [the] passage of this resolution will help pass Senate Bill 185."

Beyond California, this resolution adds to the fast-growing momentum of the fossil fuel divestment movement, which kicked off on college campuses in 2011 and has spread to cities and major corporations worldwide.

California, which boasts the eighth-largest economy in the world, is part of a regional carbon trading system with four Canadian provinces. The state has repeatedly expanded its carbon reduction strategy in recent years. Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

Two schools in the California State University system—Humboldt State University and San Francisco State University—have committed to fossil fuel divestment, joining seven other colleges in the state. Stanford University, a private institution, pledged to divest from coal assets last summer.

At least 22 other universities outside of California have already divested or committed to do so. Last month, Syracuse University became the largest university to take that step, promising to clear its $1.18 billion endowment portfolio of fossil fuel holdings.

#Divest  
California Democrats Approve Sweeping Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution
The California Democratic Party approved a sweeping resolution on Sunday to drop fossil fuel stocks from the state's two major public pension funds, valued at about $500 billion. The party also wants the state's 33 public universities to purge such investments from their $12 billion in total endowments.
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.feedflare{display:none} 6:45 p.m. (PDT) Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Santa Barbara County over the coastal oil spill. The move Wednesday night from the governor frees up emergency state funding and resources to help in the…
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Crews from Patriot Environmental Services collect oil-covered seaweed and sand from the shoreline at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. A broken onshore pipeline spewed oil down a storm drain and into the ocean for several hours Tuesday before it was shut off, creating a slick some 4 miles long about 20 miles west of Santa Barbara.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in California on Wednesday, after oil spill estimates soared from 21,000 gallons to more than 105,000 gallons.

The crude oil spill, from a pipeline along the coast just north of Santa Barbara, has resulted in the closure of two beaches and local fisheries, and damaged the sensitive habitat of endangered birds, the governor’s office said. The spill has also drawn attention to the safety record of company that operates the pipeline, Plains All American Pipeline.

Responders, including the Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Santa Barbara Office of Emergency Management, have been removing buckets of oily sludge from the beach, coastal areas, and water. Coast Guard Capt. Jennifer Williams told reporters that 7,700 gallons of “oily water mixture” has been removed.

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Crews from Patriot Environmental Services collect oil-covered seaweed and sand from the shoreline at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. A broken onshore pipeline spewed oil down a storm drain and into the ocean for several hours Tuesday before it was shut off, creating a slick some 4 miles long about 20 miles west of Santa Barbara.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in California on Wednesday, after oil spill estimates soared from 21,000 gallons to more than 105,000 gallons.

The crude oil spill, from a pipeline along the coast just north of Santa Barbara, has resulted in the closure of two beaches and local fisheries, and damaged the sensitive habitat of endangered birds, the governor’s office said. The spill has also drawn attention to the safety record of company that operates the pipeline, Plains All American Pipeline.

Responders, including the Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Santa Barbara Office of Emergency Management, have been removing buckets of oily sludge from the beach, coastal areas, and water. Coast Guard Capt. Jennifer Williams told reporters that 7,700 gallons of “oily water mixture” has been removed.

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Crews from Patriot Environmental Services collect oil-covered seaweed and sand from the shoreline at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. A broken onshore pipeline spewed oil down a storm drain and into the ocean for several hours Tuesday before it was shut off, creating a slick some 4 miles long about 20 miles west of Santa Barbara.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in California on Wednesday, after oil spill estimates soared from 21,000 gallons to more than 105,000 gallons.

The crude oil spill, from a pipeline along the coast just north of Santa Barbara, has resulted in the closure of two beaches and local fisheries, and damaged the sensitive habitat of endangered birds, the governor’s office said. The spill has also drawn attention to the safety record of company that operates the pipeline, Plains All American Pipeline.

Responders, including the Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Santa Barbara Office of Emergency Management, have been removing buckets of oily sludge from the beach, coastal areas, and water. Coast Guard Capt. Jennifer Williams told reporters that 7,700 gallons of “oily water mixture” has been removed.

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Crews from Patriot Environmental Services collect oil-covered seaweed and sand from the shoreline at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. A broken onshore pipeline spewed oil down a storm drain and into the ocean for several hours Tuesday before it was shut off, creating a slick some 4 miles long about 20 miles west of Santa Barbara.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in California on Wednesday, after oil spill estimates soared from 21,000 gallons to more than 105,000 gallons.

The crude oil spill, from a pipeline along the coast just north of Santa Barbara, has resulted in the closure of two beaches and local fisheries, and damaged the sensitive habitat of endangered birds, the governor’s office said. The spill has also drawn attention to the safety record of company that operates the pipeline, Plains All American Pipeline.

Responders, including the Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Santa Barbara Office of Emergency Management, have been removing buckets of oily sludge from the beach, coastal areas, and water. Coast Guard Capt. Jennifer Williams told reporters that 7,700 gallons of “oily water mixture” has been removed.

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Crews from Patriot Environmental Services collect oil-covered seaweed and sand from the shoreline at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. A broken onshore pipeline spewed oil down a storm drain and into the ocean for several hours Tuesday before it was shut off, creating a slick some 4 miles long about 20 miles west of Santa Barbara.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in California on Wednesday, after oil spill estimates soared from 21,000 gallons to more than 105,000 gallons.

The crude oil spill, from a pipeline along the coast just north of Santa Barbara, has resulted in the closure of two beaches and local fisheries, and damaged the sensitive habitat of endangered birds, the governor’s office said. The spill has also drawn attention to the safety record of company that operates the pipeline, Plains All American Pipeline.

Responders, including the Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Santa Barbara Office of Emergency Management, have been removing buckets of oily sludge from the beach, coastal areas, and water. Coast Guard Capt. Jennifer Williams told reporters that 7,700 gallons of “oily water mixture” has been removed.

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Crews from Patriot Environmental Services collect oil-covered seaweed and sand from the shoreline at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. A broken onshore pipeline spewed oil down a storm drain and into the ocean for several hours Tuesday before it was shut off, creating a slick some 4 miles long about 20 miles west of Santa Barbara.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in California on Wednesday, after oil spill estimates soared from 21,000 gallons to more than 105,000 gallons.

The crude oil spill, from a pipeline along the coast just north of Santa Barbara, has resulted in the closure of two beaches and local fisheries, and damaged the sensitive habitat of endangered birds, the governor’s office said. The spill has also drawn attention to the safety record of company that operates the pipeline, Plains All American Pipeline.

Responders, including the Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Santa Barbara Office of Emergency Management, have been removing buckets of oily sludge from the beach, coastal areas, and water. Coast Guard Capt. Jennifer Williams told reporters that 7,700 gallons of “oily water mixture” has been removed.

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Crews from Patriot Environmental Services collect oil-covered seaweed and sand from the shoreline at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. A broken onshore pipeline spewed oil down a storm drain and into the ocean for several hours Tuesday before it was shut off, creating a slick some 4 miles long about 20 miles west of Santa Barbara.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in California on Wednesday, after oil spill estimates soared from 21,000 gallons to more than 105,000 gallons.

The crude oil spill, from a pipeline along the coast just north of Santa Barbara, has resulted in the closure of two beaches and local fisheries, and damaged the sensitive habitat of endangered birds, the governor’s office said. The spill has also drawn attention to the safety record of company that operates the pipeline, Plains All American Pipeline.

Responders, including the Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Santa Barbara Office of Emergency Management, have been removing buckets of oily sludge from the beach, coastal areas, and water. Coast Guard Capt. Jennifer Williams told reporters that 7,700 gallons of “oily water mixture” has been removed.

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Crews from Patriot Environmental Services collect oil-covered seaweed and sand from the shoreline at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. A broken onshore pipeline spewed oil down a storm drain and into the ocean for several hours Tuesday before it was shut off, creating a slick some 4 miles long about 20 miles west of Santa Barbara.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in California on Wednesday, after oil spill estimates soared from 21,000 gallons to more than 105,000 gallons.

The crude oil spill, from a pipeline along the coast just north of Santa Barbara, has resulted in the closure of two beaches and local fisheries, and damaged the sensitive habitat of endangered birds, the governor’s office said. The spill has also drawn attention to the safety record of company that operates the pipeline, Plains All American Pipeline.

Responders, including the Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Santa Barbara Office of Emergency Management, have been removing buckets of oily sludge from the beach, coastal areas, and water. Coast Guard Capt. Jennifer Williams told reporters that 7,700 gallons of “oily water mixture” has been removed.

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CALIFORNIA OIL SPILL GUESTIMATE GOES FROM 21,000 TO 105,000 GAL
Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in California on Wednesday, after oil spill estimates soared from 21,000 gallons to more than 105,000 gallons.
The crude oil spill, from a pipeline along the coast just north of Santa Barbara, has resulted in the closure of two beaches and local fisheries, and damaged the sensitive habitat of endangered birds, the governor’s office said. The spill has also drawn attention to the safety record of company that operates the pipeline, Plains All American Pipeline.
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The California Oil Spill Is Even Worse Than We Thought
Dead birds. Closed beaches. No fishing: Gov. Brown declares a state of emergency.
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https://plus.google.com/101150633179039420120 Diane Raucher (broderick) : The California Democratic Party approved a sweeping resolution on Sunday to drop fossil fuel stocks ...
The California Democratic Party approved a sweeping resolution on Sunday to drop fossil fuel stocks from the state's two major public pension funds, valued at about $500 billion. The party also wants the state's 33 public universities to purge such investments from their $12 billion in total endowments.

The resolution will not likely result in new legislative action soon. However, it could generate enough support among the Democratic majority to pass a less aggressive divestment bill, Senate Bill 185, working its way through the state legislature.

Before the final vote, RL Miller, chair of the California Democratic Party's environmental caucus and author of the resolution, delivered a one-minute speech. In an interview with InsideClimate News she recounted her message: "The world is watching...We need to send a moral message that California will not invest in those businesses that burn our planet in the name of profit and this resolution is that message.

"Divestment from South Africa helped bring down the system of apartheid and [divestment] will likewise bring down our dependence on fossil fuels. And further, [the] passage of this resolution will help pass Senate Bill 185."

Beyond California, this resolution adds to the fast-growing momentum of the fossil fuel divestment movement, which kicked off on college campuses in 2011 and has spread to cities and major corporations worldwide.

California, which boasts the eighth-largest economy in the world, is part of a regional carbon trading system with four Canadian provinces. The state has repeatedly expanded its carbon reduction strategy in recent years. Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

Two schools in the California State University system—Humboldt State University and San Francisco State University—have committed to fossil fuel divestment, joining seven other colleges in the state. Stanford University, a private institution, pledged to divest from coal assets last summer.

At least 22 other universities outside of California have already divested or committed to do so. Last month, Syracuse University became the largest university to take that step, promising to clear its $1.18 billion endowment portfolio of fossil fuel holdings.

#Divest  
California Democrats Approve Sweeping Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution
The California Democratic Party approved a sweeping resolution on Sunday to drop fossil fuel stocks from the state's two major public pension funds, valued at about $500 billion. The party also wants the state's 33 public universities to purge such investments from their $12 billion in total endowments.
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https://plus.google.com/113630612440279083293 Pamela Zuppo : The California Democratic Party approved a sweeping resolution on Sunday to drop fossil fuel stocks ...
The California Democratic Party approved a sweeping resolution on Sunday to drop fossil fuel stocks from the state's two major public pension funds, valued at about $500 billion. The party also wants the state's 33 public universities to purge such investments from their $12 billion in total endowments.

The resolution will not likely result in new legislative action soon. However, it could generate enough support among the Democratic majority to pass a less aggressive divestment bill, Senate Bill 185, working its way through the state legislature.

Before the final vote, RL Miller, chair of the California Democratic Party's environmental caucus and author of the resolution, delivered a one-minute speech. In an interview with InsideClimate News she recounted her message: "The world is watching...We need to send a moral message that California will not invest in those businesses that burn our planet in the name of profit and this resolution is that message.

"Divestment from South Africa helped bring down the system of apartheid and [divestment] will likewise bring down our dependence on fossil fuels. And further, [the] passage of this resolution will help pass Senate Bill 185."

Beyond California, this resolution adds to the fast-growing momentum of the fossil fuel divestment movement, which kicked off on college campuses in 2011 and has spread to cities and major corporations worldwide.

California, which boasts the eighth-largest economy in the world, is part of a regional carbon trading system with four Canadian provinces. The state has repeatedly expanded its carbon reduction strategy in recent years. Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

Two schools in the California State University system—Humboldt State University and San Francisco State University—have committed to fossil fuel divestment, joining seven other colleges in the state. Stanford University, a private institution, pledged to divest from coal assets last summer.

At least 22 other universities outside of California have already divested or committed to do so. Last month, Syracuse University became the largest university to take that step, promising to clear its $1.18 billion endowment portfolio of fossil fuel holdings.

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California Democrats Approve Sweeping Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution
The California Democratic Party approved a sweeping resolution on Sunday to drop fossil fuel stocks from the state's two major public pension funds, valued at about $500 billion. The party also wants the state's 33 public universities to purge such investments from their $12 billion in total endowments.
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https://plus.google.com/108397511400674129156 竹本純一 : "Tidal Surge" Gray Whale Cove, San Mateo County, California A small cove suddenly becomes even smaller...
"Tidal Surge" Gray Whale Cove, San Mateo County, California

A small cove suddenly becomes even smaller!
(Expand post for details, and click to see the big version!)

Details

Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 17-40L @ 19
0.2 -second exposure @F13
LEE soft ND grad (100x150mm) 0.9 + 0.9
Lee foundation kit filter holder with Lee 77mm adapter ring
ISO 100
No polarizer
RAW file processed with Capture One by Phase One
TIFF file processed with Photoshop
Small Slik Sprint mini II tripod
Manfrotto 322RC2 pistol-grip ball head

The Story


Gray Whale Cove is a hidden gem on the San Matteo Coast. It is just 15 miles south of San Francisco yet it feels like 100 miles away.

The sand is a golden brown from the granite cliffs that are behind this beach. The rocks have a multitude of golden flakes of iron pyrite and other minerals making them as interesting to look at as the ocean itself.

In order to get this photo, I had to arrive at low tide at sunset. This small cove is located at the far left side of the beach. It is easy to get trapped in here even at low tide, so be careful.

For this photo, I wanted to show the water just as it began to come into the cove and run over the sand and rock. The last rays of sun light where striking the rock and the cliff in the distance. For just a fraction of a moment, everything came together!


Other stuff

My pictures are featured on the front page of California Governor, Jerry Brown's website http://gov.ca.gov

Resources

I wrote a 325 eBook that describes exactly how I went about learning photography starting in 2006. I did not learn the usual way. I have studied the great masters of painting and hope to find that light in the real world.

http://www.patricksmithphotography.com/Photography_Book.html


A great weather mashup map of the world with local temperatures, weather and nice popups. See where it is hot and not! (Must wait for slow commercials first, but worth it!)
http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/
Google Earth
http://earth.google.com/

Simply the best way to scout out locations that there is. You can see sun angles and pre-visualize light under lots of different conditions. Sometimes you can actually pre-compose your shots! This has saved me many thousands of vertical feet of climbing by avoiding spots with blocked views etc.

Satellite imagery (choose 'National' for a local US region or use your fave website)
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/satellite/?wfo=mtr

Tide charting and preditions: (chose your area in US, other countries have similar websites)
http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/tide_predictions.shtml?gid=235

Wave Heights (I choose 'North Pacific from Global')
http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/waves/index2.shtml

Or Here:
http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/shtml/RP1bw.gif

Photos of every inch of the California coastline from a small plane. Excellent for close in detailed views.

http://www.californiacoastline.org/

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"As California endures its fourth year of grueling drought, officials are getting more serious about mandatory water cuts. Gov. Jerry Brown imposed the state's first-ever water restrictions last month, ordering cities and towns to cut water by 25 percent. But the vast majority of water in California goes not to homes and businesses but to farms, which so far have suffered minimal cuts."
Breaking: California farmers agree to water cuts
Some farmers will reduce their water use by 25 percent, in order to avoid steeper cuts later.
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https://plus.google.com/118323461699143532320 Merlin Tucker : https://www.change.org/p/california-senator-mike-mcguire-jerry-brown-pass-sb-788-and-stop-oil-spill-...
https://www.change.org/p/california-senator-mike-mcguire-jerry-brown-pass-sb-788-and-stop-oil-spill-impacts-to-our-coast-and-ocean
California Senator Mike McGuire, Jerry Brown: Pass SB 788 and Stop Oil Spill Impacts to Our Coast and Ocean
 Dear Sen. McGuire and Governor Brown, In light of the recent oil spill catastrophe in Santa Barbara, I urge you to please pass SB 788 to ensure an environmental disaster of this magnitude never happens again to our precious, vital coast and ocean waters . While the oil spill at Refugio State Beach was the result of a ruptured onshore pipeline, it’s no great leap to imagine the even more dire consequences of a spill from an offshore pipeline...
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