El Expolio De La Arena
In this original version, investigative journalist Cristina Sáez, writing for leading spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, exposes how extensive, detrimental, silenced yet utterly pervasive "The pillaging of beach sand" has become.
A Climate Movement That Can't Be Ignored
September 21: That's the day of the People's Climate March, what promises to be the largest demonstration for action on climate change in world history.
Shallow Water Soloing, Pounders Beach, Oahu
Shallow Water Soloing, Pounders Beach, Oahu, is an image from Ryan Moss.
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
Monterey Bay, California: Beach Sand Mining from a National Marine Sanctuary; By Gary Griggs
The 30-mile long, continuous sandy shoreline around Monterey Bay is the most visited stretch of shoreline on the central coast. Yet, it holds the dubious distinction of being the only active beach sand mining operation along the entire United States shoreline. To make matters even worse, it all takes place along the shoreline of a protected National Marine Sanctuary. Something is seriously wrong with this picture.
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 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.
Still Time to Act on Climate Change - Need for Action!
There is still a window of opportunity to prevent dangerous climate change and preserve the planet for future generations. But it is closing fast, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which says that the urgent need to cut greenhouse gases is based on overwhelming scientific evidence.
Just Washed In
The Copper House Gallery in Dublin, presents The Cold Edge, an exhibition of stunning polar images by photographer and environmentalist Dave Walsh. The images taken during Greenpeace expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica, between 2007 and 2010, question our romantic relationship with remote, harsh and pristine environments of the polar regions, and show what it is like to be truly on the edge…
In a huge victory against the plunder of our oceans, the Australian Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has announced new laws that will ban the Margiris super trawler, from operating in Australian waters for up to two years.
Singapore’s phase 4 of Jurong Island reclamation is scheduled to begin September 15.
After a day of odor surveillance and other scent-based sleuthing, Southern California air quality investigators confirmed Tuesday what they had already expected, that a pungent, rotten-egg aroma that stretched across the region came from the Salton Sea.
A night view from the International Space Station, of the densely populated city of Istambul, one of the largest in Europe at 13.5 million inhabitants.
In the south Aegean Sea, the islands of Santorini have been showing signs of unrest for the first time in over half a century.
Scientists in the Arctic are warning that this summer’s record-breaking melt is part of an accelerating trend with profound implications.
For almost a century, fishing fleets have trawled for shrimp off Spain’s Mediterranean coast by dragging nets along the flat, shallow coastal sea floor. But in the 1960s, they also started to pursue shrimp farther offshore and into rugged canyons as deep as 800 metres. The impact they had on this rougher terrain was a mystery.
A recently discovered 500-year-old Yupik eskimo Alaskan settlement is rapidly disappearing into the Bering Sea.
UK oceanographers have thought of a novel way to measure the global ocean: weigh it.