Shallow Water Soloing, Pounders Beach, Oahu

Shallow Water Soloing, Pounders Beach, Oahu

Shallow Water Soloing, Pounders Beach, Oahu, is an image from Ryan Moss.

We Need to Retreat From the Beach

We Need to Retreat From the Beach

As ocean waters warm, the Northeast is likely to face more Sandy-like storms. And as sea levels continue to rise, the surges of these future storms will be higher and even more deadly. We can’t stop these powerful storms. But we can reduce the deaths and damage they cause… An Op Ed by Orrin H. Pilkey.

A Climate Movement That Can\'t Be Ignored

A Climate Movement That Can't Be Ignored

September 21: That's the day of the People's Climate March, what promises to be the largest demonstration for action on climate change in world history.

Still Time to Act on Climate Change - Need for Action!

Still Time to Act on Climate Change - Need for Action!

There is still a window of opportunity to prevent dangerous climate change and preserve the planet for future generations. But it is closing fast, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which says that the urgent need to cut greenhouse gases is based on overwhelming scientific evidence.

Sand Wars, An Investigation Documentary, By Denis Delestrac

Sand Wars, An Investigation Documentary, By Denis Delestrac

Is beach sand an infinite resource? Can the existing supply satisfy a gigantic demand fueled by construction booms? What are the consequences of intensive beach sand mining for the environment and the neighboring populations? Based on encounters with sand smugglers, corrupt politicians, unscrupulous real estate developers and environmentalists, this investigation takes us around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact: the “SAND WARS” have begun.

Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution

The world population is living, working, vacationing, increasingly conglomerating along the coasts, and standing on the front row of the greatest, most unprecedented, plastic waste tide ever faced. Washed out on our coasts in obvious and clearly visible form, the plastic pollution spectacle blatantly unveiling on our beaches is only the prelude of the greater story that unfolded further away in the world's oceans, yet mostly originating from where we stand: the land. Featured image: ©© Bastian

El Expolio De La Arena

El Expolio De La Arena

In this original version, investigative journalist Cristina Sáez, writing for leading spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, exposes how extensive, detrimental, silenced yet utterly pervasive "The pillaging of beach sand" has become.

Monterey Bay, California: Beach Sand Mining from a National Marine Sanctuary; By Gary Griggs

Monterey Bay, California: Beach Sand Mining from a National Marine Sanctuary; By Gary Griggs

The 30-mile long, continuous sandy shoreline around Monterey Bay is the most visited stretch of shoreline on the central coast. Yet, it holds the dubious distinction of being the only active beach sand mining operation along the entire United States shoreline. To make matters even worse, it all takes place along the shoreline of a protected National Marine Sanctuary. Something is seriously wrong with this picture.

Just Washed In

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The Largest Climate March In History

They’re calling it the largest mobilization against climate change in the history of the planet. From Melbourne to Manhattan, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators of all ages and from around the world turned out for the massive People’s Climate March Sunday, to urge policy makers to take action on climate change.

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World Greenhouse Emissions Threaten Warming Goal

Emissions of greenhouse gases are rising so fast that within one generation the world will have used up its margin of safety for limiting global warming to 2°C (3.6°F), an international team of scientists warned Sunday.

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US Will Not Commit To Climate Change Aid For Poor Nations At UN Summit!

The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, has challenged the 125 world leaders attending the 23 September summit to make “bold pledges” to the fund, intended to help poor countries cope with climate change.

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“Sand Wars” Won At The 29th Gémeaux Awards, Canada

Sand-Wars won the PRIX GEMEAUX award for Best Documentary in the Nature and Sciences category, at the Academy of Canadian and Television (ACCT).

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Volunteers Hit the Beach for 2014 International Coastal Cleanup Day

News, Pollution
Sep
20

Today, volunteers around the globe will flock to the shore for International Coastal Cleanup Day, an annual call-to-action for people to help tidy up summer hotspots after the busy tourism season is over.

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Still Time to Act on Climate Change – Need for Action!

There is still a window of opportunity to prevent dangerous climate change and preserve the planet for future generations. But it is closing fast, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which says that the urgent need to cut greenhouse gases is based on overwhelming scientific evidence.

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Why Americans Are Flocking To Their Sinking Shores Even As The Risks Mount – Water’s Edge Part II

Despite laws intended to curb development where rising seas pose the greatest threat, Reuters finds that government is happy to help the nation indulge in its passion for beachfront living.

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We Can Save the Caribbean’s Coral Reefs

Parrotfish eat algae and seaweed. These brightly colored fish with beaklike mouths inhabit coral reefs, the wellsprings of ocean life. Without them and other herbivores, algae and seaweed would overgrow the reefs, suppress coral growth and threaten the incredible array of life that depends on these reefs for shelter and food.

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Australia Not Prepared For Effects Of Climate Change

More than three-quarters of the population lives near the coast but Australia’s love affair with the beach will come at a future cost. A report on the effects of climate change on Australia’s infrastructure calls coastal flooding the sleeping giant of risk to future prosperity.

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Site Of First Free African Community Battles Erosion

Erosion, News
Sep
18

Fort Mose Historic State Park in St. Augustine, on the First Coast, Florida, is battling erosion and the erosion could threaten this archaeological site.

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