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Palm Beach Mid-Town Dredge Project, A Video

Aerial video of the Town of Palm Beach, Mid-Town dredge project; with comments courtesy of Robert S. Young, PhD, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, Professor, Coastal Geology, Western Carolina University.

Don’t Drill Along the East Coast

The Obama administration’s whiplash decision last week to allow oil and gas companies to drill along a wide area of the Atlantic Coast is a big mistake.

Row Erupts over Jamaica’s Bid to Slow Beach Erosion

Erosion, News
Feb
3

A plan that government says will slow the rate of erosion on Jamaica’s world-famous Negril beach is being opposed by the people whose livelihoods it is meant to protect. Those opposing the plan say the structures will do more damage than good.

NOAA, EPA Disapprove Oregon’s Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program

All coastal states that participate in the National Coastal Zone Management Program are required to develop a Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program that describes how they will prevent and control polluted runoff in coastal waters.

Flooding Could Become Daily Problem in N.C. by 2045

North Carolina’s coast will see more frequent and more destructive floods at high tide over the next 30 years, several studies say – even on mild, sunny days – as rising sea levels shove the Atlantic Ocean higher onto our shores.

‘Missing Oil’ from 2010 BP Spill Found on Gulf Seafloor

Up to 10 million gallons (38 million liters) of crude oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has settled at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, where it is threatening wildlife and marine ecosystems, according to a new study.

Eight Gabions; By Mary Flynn

Eight Gabions is an image from Mary Flynn.

The Colors Of Beach Sand; By Gary Griggs

The color of any beach reflects the mineral composition of the sand grains. Whether derived from the local bluffs or cliffs, the rivers and creeks that drain to the coast, or the organisms that may populate the near shore area, or coralline algae, mollusks, foraminifera or any of a number of other invertebrates that make hard skeletons or shells, it is these locally derived materials that make each beach a little different and somewhat unique.

The Future of Wetlands, the Future of Waterbirds – an Intercontinental Connection

To mark the anniversary of the signing of the Ramsar Convention – an intergovernmental agreement seeking to protect wetlands of international importance – the 2nd of February each year is celebrated as “World Wetlands Day.”

Shell Wants To Drill Off Alaska Coast Again, If It Can Get The Permits

News, Pollution
Jan
30

Royal Dutch Shell PLC will move forward with drilling off Alaska’s northwest coast if it can obtain permits it needs and drill safely, its chief executive officer said…

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