Indian Summer, Channel islands; By Santa Aguila Foundation

Indian Summer, Channel islands; By Santa Aguila Foundation

Indian Summer, Channel islands, is an image from Santa Aguila Foundation.

Sand Wars, An Investigation Documentary, By Mutlti-Awards Winner Denis Delestrac

Sand Wars, An Investigation Documentary, By Mutlti-Awards Winner 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.

Seawalls Kill Beaches: Open Letters by Warner Chabot And Rob Young, Ph.D

Seawalls Kill Beaches: Open Letters by Warner Chabot And Rob Young, Ph.D

A report and open letter from coastal geologists Warner Chabot and Rob Young.

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.

Why Sand Is Disappearing ; By John R. Gillis

Why Sand Is Disappearing ; By John R. Gillis

To those of us who visit beaches only in summer, they seem as permanent a part of our natural heritage as the Rocky Mountains and the Great Lakes. But shore dwellers know differently. Beaches are the most transitory of landscapes, and sand beaches the most vulnerable of all.

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 Tale of Two Beaches: Tompire Bay, NE Trinidad; By John Weber, William Neal & Jeanette Arkle

A Tale of Two Beaches: Tompire Bay, NE Trinidad; By John Weber, William Neal & Jeanette Arkle

Trinidad, West Indies, has many beautiful beaches and among the most interesting are those of the Northern Trinidad coast.

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

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Ocean Litter Is Being Ingested By Humans

Inform, Pollution
Sep
10

The plastic peril inflicting our oceans is now so severe humans are ingesting particles of litter, a leading marine expert has warned.

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West African Communities Rally Against Monster Boats

In a statement sent out in Nouakchott, Mauritania, local fishermen called on West African governments to no longer allow mega trawlers into their fisheries because of the profound impact they have on fishstocks, and local livelihoods as a result.

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Slowing The Plunder of Madagascar’s Fish Stocks

The coastline of Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island, is about 4,800km, providing it with an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of more than 1.2 million square kilometres, but the government has no capacity to patrol, police or monitor its vast maritime asset.

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On California’s Beaches, Mallard Ducks Have Learned to Surf for Food

Mallards, that familiar duck species ubiquitous to park ponds with males parading their emerald-green heads, have picked up a new feeding habit along the beaches of Santa Barbara. These ducks have learned to surf. For sand crabs.

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Trying to Shame Dune Holdouts at Jersey Shore

Some oceanfront properties owners have refused to grant easements to allow the federal government to build a massive dune along a 50-mile stretch of the Jersey Shore. Without the protective ridge of sand, engineers predict it is only a matter of time before homes, neighborhoods, even entire communities are wiped out by rising seas.

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New Analyses Find Evidence of Human-Caused Climate Change

New analyses find evidence of human-caused climate change in half of the 12 extreme weather and climate events analyzed from 2012

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Pyroclastic Flow at Paluweh Volcano Extending Beach By A Few Meters

News
Sep
6

A fresh scar on the north side of Indonesia’s volcanic Paluweh Island is a harsh visual reminder of the unpredictability of volcanic eruptions. A pyroclastic flow descended from the 875 meter (2870–foot) summit of the volcano, and entered the ocean along the northwest coastline, extending the beach by a few meters.

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Caribbean Water Supplies Severely Threatened By Climate Change, Scientists Warn

Experts are sounding a new alarm about the effects of climate change for parts of the Caribbean , the depletion of already strained drinking water throughout much of the region.

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Experts Team Up on Tsunami Resilience in California

Inform
Sep
6

An earthquake in Alaska, if large enough, could spawn a tsunami that could cause at least $10 billion in damage along California’s coastline, scientists say.

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Clues in Coral Bleaching Mystery

Coral reefs are tremendously important for ocean biodiversity, as well as for the economic and aesthetic value they provide to their surrounding communities. Unfortunately they have been in great decline in recent years, much of it due to the effects of global climate change.

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