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.
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, Rarer Than One Thinks
A Global Environmental Alert on sand mining published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Sand Wars movie, directed by Denis Delestrac, expressly inspired the UNEP to publish this report.
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.
Action Climate is an image from HA Schult.
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.
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.
Just Washed In
The swirling flows of Earth’s perpetually changing ocean come to life in a new NASA scientific visualization that captures the movement of tens of thousands of ocean currents.
Radioactive iodine was found in kelp, sampled from coastal California, following last year’s earthquake-triggered Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown, according to a new study.
The Reefs at Risk project raises awareness of threats to coral reefs around the world, and provides information and tools to manage coastal habitats more effectively.
Sint Maarten is at the crucial point of destroying the last of what draws crowds of dollar-touting tourists to this once-pristine Caribbean island.
Coral off Tahiti has linked the collapse of massive ice sheets 14,600 years ago to a dramatic and rapid rise in global sea-levels of around 14 meters.
About 12 tonnes of radioactive water has leaked at Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, with the facility’s operator saying that some may have flowed into the Pacific Ocean.
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter poured cannon fire into a Japanese ghost ship that had been drifting since last year’s tsunami, sinking the vessel in the Gulf of Alaska and eliminating the hazard it posed to shipping and the coastline.
Chile’s Supreme Court has green-lit the highly controversial HidroAysén dam project in Patagonia, which environmentalists say will wreck a unique and pristine habitat in the southern tip of South America.
A glimpse at the complicated mixing processes that occur at the interface of the muddy fresh water from the Paranà River flowing into the Río de La Plata estuary on the eastern coast of South America, and the ocean water of the South Atlantic, in an area known as a turbidity front.
The city of Buchanan, Liberia, is gradually being swept away by sea erosion. But there is an even more serious matter – an impending environmental danger- that should claim the urgent attention of the government. It is the issue of sand mining in Monrovia and its environs.