The Last Beach, A book by Orrin H. Pilkey And J. Andrew G. Cooper

The Last Beach, A book by Orrin H. Pilkey And J. Andrew G. Cooper

"The Last Beach" is an urgent call to save the world's beaches while there is still time. The geologists Orrin H. Pilkey and J. Andrew G. Cooper sound the alarm in this frank assessment of our current relationship with beaches and their grim future if we do not change the way we understand and treat our irreplaceable shores.

Balneário Dunas Altas, Southern Brazil; By Andrew Cooper

Balneário Dunas Altas, Southern Brazil; By Andrew Cooper

A small beach community on the coast of Rio Grande do Sul province in Brazil, Dunas Altas comprises a set of holiday homes, occupied only in the summer. Dunas Altas is near the northern end of a beach that runs unbroken for 300 km from Rio Grande to Tramandai.

Keep it in the Ground: A Guardian UK Climate Change Campaign

Keep it in the Ground: A Guardian UK Climate Change Campaign

The argument for a campaign to divest from the world’s most polluting companies is becoming an overwhelming one, on both moral and financial grounds. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu puts it: “People of conscience need to break their ties with corporations financing the injustice of climate change”.

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.

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

Take Action to End Global Beach Sand Mining!

Take Action to End Global Beach Sand Mining!

We urge you to become part of the movement by signing the petition to end beach sand mining.

Polynesian Sun; By JBen

Polynesian Sun; By JBen

Polynesian Sun is an image from JBen.

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.

Just Washed In

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“Midway.” A Love Story for our Time from the Heart of the Pacific”—By Chris Jordan, Midway Film

A shocking film from Midway Island in the North Pacific Ocean. By Midway Film.

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig Explosion Leaves Four Workers Dead

News, Pollution
Apr
1

Three hundred workers evacuated from platform owned by Mexico’s state-run Pemex after explosion early on Wednesday morning.

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California Water Board Supports Searsville Dam Removal

Erosion, News
Apr
1

Today, the State Water Board sent Stanford a powerful letter supporting Searsville Dam removal, and stressing the importance of safely restoring sediment flow blocked by the dam for the health of the creek downstream and resiliency of San Francisco Bay wetlands and coastal communities in the face of sea level rise.

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How Long Can Oceans Continue To Absorb Earth’s Excess Heat?

For decades, the earth’s oceans have soaked up more than nine-tenths of the atmosphere’s excess heat trapped by greenhouse gas emissions. By stowing that extra energy in their depths, oceans have spared the planet from feeling the full effects of humanity’s carbon overindulgence. But as those gases build in the air, an energy overload is rising below the waves.

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Balneário Dunas Altas, Southern Brazil; By Andrew Cooper

A small beach community on the coast of Rio Grande do Sul province in Brazil, Dunas Altas comprises a set of holiday homes, occupied only in the summer. Dunas Altas is near the northern end of a beach that runs unbroken for 300 km from Rio Grande to Tramandai.

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Polynesian Sun; By JBen

Polynesian Sun is an image from JBen.

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Australia’s Newest islands: Thrust from the Sea by a Raging Cyclone Nathan

News
Mar
31

It is not often that human beings get to stand on dry land anywhere on planet Earth and know they are the first to leave a footprint.

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5 Years after Deepwater Horizon, Wildlife Still Struggling Dolphins Dying in High Numbers; Sea Turtles Failing to Nest

As the five-year anniversary of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig approaches, a new report looks at how twenty species of wildlife are faring in the aftermath of the disaster.

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How do You Dismantle a Nuclear Submarine?

Inform, Pollution
Mar
30

When nuclear-powered submarines reach the end of their lives, dismantling them is a complicated and laborious process.

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Polis Beach Erosion the Worst in 20 Years, Cyprus

Climate change could be the reason for conditions which have led to drastic coastal erosion at a popular Polis beach, and experts say bad weather which battered the island has caused the worst erosion witnessed for at least twenty years.

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