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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.
Sand Beaches Of The Northeast Coast Of Saudi Arabia
The purpose of this discussion is to describe the geomorphology and dynamic coastal processes of the sand beaches along the northeast coast of Saudi Arabia. The study area extends from the Kuwait border to the southern end of Abu Ali. This is, in effect, the shoreline oiled during the Gulf War oil spill of 1991, the largest oil spill in history. By Miles O. Hayes and Jacqueline Michel.
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.
North Carolina: The Beaches Are Moving; A Video
World famous coastal geologist Orrin H. Pilkey takes us to the beach and explains why erosion has become a problem.
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: "Extremely littered beach in northern Norway," by ©© Bo Eide.
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.
We Were Once Three Miles From The Sea
Grain by grain, West Africa's coasts are eroding away, the dry land sucked under the water by a destructive mix of natural erosion and human meddling... Nyani Quarmyne has poignantly photographed the impacts of climate change on people living on the Ghana coast.
Just Washed In
Last month, coastlines saw extreme high and low tides known as king tides, which are caused by a chance alignment of the moon, Earth, and the sun. Now the tides are back…
As part of on-going research nearly four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists from the WHOI teamed up with a group of high school students in Florida to collect remnants of oil from Gulf Coast beaches.
Sand Wars: Environment Award 2014 Winner At The 11th Annual San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival
The San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival has announced the 10 awards winners of its 11th Annual Festival, and conferred the Environment Award to Denis Delestrac Documentary Film: Sand Wars.
The heat from warm river waters draining into the Arctic Ocean is contributing to the melting of Arctic sea ice each summer, a new NASA study finds.
Some of the world’s most recognizable and important landmarks could be lost to rising sea-levels if current global warming trends are maintained over the next two millennia.
Human activity influences ocean beach bacterial communities, and bacterial diversity may indicate greater ecological health and resiliency to sewage contamination. Beaches all contain bacteria, but some bacteria are usually from sewage and may contaminate the water, posing a public health risk.
Since the first project of its kind in the U.S. at Coney Island, N.Y., in 1922, coastal managers have used beach nourishment – essentially importing sand to replace sediment lost through storms or erosion – to restore damaged beaches, but it is laborious and expensive.
With a massive dam under construction in Laos and other dams on the way, the Mekong River is facing a wave of hydroelectric projects that could profoundly alter the river’s ecology.
With an area of 13,000 square kilometers (5,000 square miles), the Southern Patagonia Ice Field is the largest temperate ice sheet in the Southern Hemisphere. This grand panorama shows that many glacier tongues showed significant annual “retreat” of their ice fronts, a familiar signal of climate change.
A 30ft (9m) crack has appeared along the cliff top at Birling Gap in East Sussex. The crack appeared a week after the National Trust revealed the popular coastal attraction has suffered seven years’ worth of erosion in two months.