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The end of the world’s most famous beaches; By Orrin H. Pilkey and J. Andrew G. Cooper

All over the world there are beaches lined with condos, hotels, restaurants and the like, in high-rise buildings (i.e., skyscrapers). Such beaches are generally the nation’s premier tourist areas, important to the local people and the local economy and prime spots for national and international vacationers. The powers that be in most of these places continue high-rise construction and seem oblivious of the sea level rise.

What the beach does to your brain

Celebrate, News
Jul
31

Science says the surf and sand does the mind and body good. Here’s how to reap the benefits of all that vitamin sea.

2017 is so far the second-hottest year on record thanks to global warming

With the first six months of 2017 in the books, average global surface temperatures so far this year are 0.94°C above the 1950–1980 average, according to NASA. That makes 2017 the second-hottest first six calendar months on record, behind only 2016.

23 of the cleanest beaches to visit in Cornwall this summer, UK

Celebrate, Inform
Jul
31

Cornwall has more miles of coastline and more Blue Flag beaches than anywhere else in the UK, plus hundreds of hidden coves that are simply beautiful.

Column: High-rises spell the end for Florida beaches; By Orrin H. Pilkey and J. Andrew G. Cooper

Floridians are becoming more attuned to sea level rise and more familiar with nuisance flooding related to the rising sea. However, we believe there is less recognition that by century’s end it is likely that most of Florida’s major beaches will be permanently gone.

Trouble in paradise: the Canary Island beach accused of illegally importing sand

News, Sand Mining
Jul
29

Investigation launched into allegations that sand in Gran Canaria resort was sourced from Africa’s last colony, in breach of international law.

Where global warming gets real: inside Nasa’s mission to the north pole

For 10 years, Nasa has been flying over the ice caps to chart their retreat. This data is an invaluable record of climate change…

When the Land Stains the Sea

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Jul
29

Where Pakistan’s coast meets the Arabian Sea, arid terrain contrasts sharply with the open waters beyond it. Sometimes the two overlap, and the land bleeds into the water.

Ice retreat: Icebreaking LNG Carrier Takes Northern Sea Route

Due to ice retreat, the Northern Sea Route makes it possible to reach Asia via the Bering Strait in 15 days – half the time required for a trip through the Suez Canal.

Seawalls: Ecological effects of coastal armoring in soft sediment environments

For nearly a century, America’s coasts — particularly those with large urban populations — have been armored with human made structures such as seawalls. These structures essentially draw a line in the sand that constrains the ability of the shoreline to respond to changes in sea level and other dynamic coastal processes.

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