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Walls Around our Coastal Cities? By Gary Griggs

“Walls Around our Coastal Cities?” is an article from “Our Ocean Backyard- Collected Essays, ” a book by Gary Griggs.

The Greenup of the Planet

Primary producers — plant life and ocean phytoplankton — play an integral part of the Earth system; some would say that they drive the entire biosphere. Plants and plankton influence the composition of the atmosphere, play a part in the water cycle, and regulate ocean chemistry.

After Steep Decline, Signs of Hope for World’s Sea Turtles

Nearly all sea turtle species have been classified as endangered, with precipitous declines in many populations in recent decades. But new protections, particularly in the U.S. and Central America, are demonstrating that dramatic recovery for these remarkable reptiles is possible.

West Coast Braces For Mudslides From Pineapple Express Storm

Erosion, News
Dec
12

The huge, swirling system, the worst storm to strike the area in years – covered much of California Thursday – bringing strong gales and much-needed rain and snow, while 3 houses has fallen prey to the Pacific Ocean at Washaway Beach in Pacific County…

269,000 Tons of Plastic Pollution Floating in World’s Oceans

News, Pollution
Dec
11

Nearly 269,000 tons of plastic pollution may be floating in the world’s oceans, according to a new study.

Queensland Deputy Orders to Remove Sea Levels Reference From Regional Plan

Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney has intervened to force the removal of all references to climate change-derived sea level rises from the regional plan of Moreton Bay Regional Council, a decision experts say could have wide ramifications.

Kiawah Developer Denied Permits for Capt. Sam’s Spit Sea Walls, SC

The South Carolina’s Supreme Court has ruled against granting a permit for a sea wall and revetment on Capt. Sam’s Spit – the wildlife-rich, 150-acre spit that is a prized piece of disappearing natural coast.

The Tour de France Coastal Route Modified Due to a Major Landslide

Erosion, News
Dec
10

With seven months till the launch of the 2015 cycling event, the Tour de France’s 6th leg – between Abbeville and Le Havre – had to be modified today, because of the collapsing of a coastal cliff at Pourville, Normandy.

A Ridiculous Law Is Threatening The Future Of Coastal North Carolina Communities

Coastal North Carolina communities have gotten a raw deal from their state legislature for the past two years — and it won’t get any better for at least two more.

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Stormproofing The City: Where Have the Billion Allocated for Sandy Relief Been Spent?

After hurricane Sandy hit, Congress granted federal agencies a total of $48b for disaster recovery. Two years later, much of it still hasn’t been spent…

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