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Brazil by Brian Hodges

Brazil; By Brian Hodges

Brian Hodges is a photographer based in Santa Barbara.

Cedar Island, NC

Cedar Island, NC; By Andrew Cooper

Cedar Island, North Carolina, USA is an east – west trending island along the southern rim of Pamlico Sound.

Benin: Erosion-inducing coastal sand mining to be outlawed

News, Sand Mining

Faced with rising sea levels and coastal erosion caused in part by coastal sand mining, carting away of free beach sand for commercial uses, the national government has begun a campaign to save its coastal sand by digging up sand inland, instead. But communities near these newly-created sand collection spots are fighting back.

Bad Beach Management

European Bad Beach Management

A slide show of European Bad Beach Management by Andrew Cooper.

Morocco by Lana Wong

Morocco; By Lana Wong

Inspired by the rugged beauty of the Moroccan coast, Lana Wong photographed this scene in the summer of 2005.

Mitch Yost


In this video, Mitch Yost participates in a long forgotten PSA to help cross border water pollution in Imperial Beach, CA.

Mining of Coastal Sand

Mining Of Coastal Sand: A Critical Environmental And Economic Problem For Morocco

In Morocco, the extraction of beach and dune sand for use in the construction industry is destroying significant portions of the nation’s natural heritage.

California panel urges immediate action to protect from rising sea levels

As California officials see it, global warming is happening so there’s no time to waste in figuring out what to do.

Slideshow: The Global Impacts Of Beach Sand Mining

Sand Mining

Beach sand: so common, so complex, so perfect for sand castles and now a precious and vanishing resource.

Destruction from Hurricane Ike

Rebuilding Communities in Flood Prone Coastal Zones

Hurricane Katrina destroyed communities in Louisiana. Ike leveled the Port Bolivar peninsula and parts of Galveston.

Coastal Care junior
The World's Beaches
Sand Mining
One Percent