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Dr. Beach’s top 10 beaches for 2017

Celebrate, News

Here is the 2017 list of top 10 beaches in the U.S., compiled by Florida International University professor of geomorphology Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach. Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Florida nabs top spot.

Top Beach Hazards: How to Stay Safe on the Sand


Beach hazards can vary by location and change over time. So what do you really need to be worried about? Several experts weigh in with their top picks.

A tempestuous isle of 1,000 shipwrecks

Celebrate, Inform

Between 500 and 1,000 shipwrecks were recorded around Quebec’s isolated Magdalen Islands – and the descendants of the resilient survivors live to tell their stories.

Trump set to clash with other G7 leaders over refugees, trade and climate

With the US president apparently reluctant to compromise with European leaders at the G7 over climate change, trade and migration, the European council president, Donald Tusk, was forced to admit this would be the most challenging G7 summit in years, adding there was a risk of events spiralling out of control.

Landslide buries California’s scenic highway in Big Sur

Erosion, News

A monster of a landslide has buried a quarter-mile section of the scenic coastal highway in California’s Big Sur region, piling fresh misery on a remote area that hasn’t seen the road fully passable for months.

The world is running out of sand

It’s one of our most widely used natural resources, but it’s scarcer than you think…

How rising seas and coastal storms drowned the U.S. flood insurance program

Sea level rise and more severe storms are overwhelming U.S. coastal communities, causing billions of dollars in damage and essentially bankrupting the federal flood insurance program. Yet rebuilding continues, despite warnings that far more properties will soon be underwater.

Australia: Erosion rate rise along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road prompts effort to bolster beach sand dunes

More than 16,000 cubic metres of sand is being moved along beaches at Apollo Bay to protect the Great Ocean Road from coastal erosion.

Unique Sandbar Coastal Ecosystem in Cuba Calls for Climate Solutions

Just 13 wooden houses with lightweight roofs shield the few families that still live on one of the six coastal sandbars exclusive to Baracoa, a mountainous coastal municipality with striking nature reserves. These long and narrow sandbars between the river mouths and the sea have a name from the language of the Araucan people, the native people who once populated Cuba.

Toxic timebomb: why we must fight back against the world’s plague of plastic

Inform, Pollution

We must reduce our dependence on plastics, especially single-use items, and seek out alternative materials…

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