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Take Action to End Global Beach Sand Mining!

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We urge you to become part of the movement by signing the petition to end beach sand mining.


La Faute-sur-Mer and l’Aiguillon-sur-Mer beaches, Vendée, France; By Claire Le Guern

The main attractions of the coastal towns besides the beaches are the Nature Reserve, and the off shore mussel farms. Not anymore.

Baldwin Beach, Hawaii

Baldwin Beach, Hawaii; By Richard Renaldi

What makes Baldwin Beach so special is not only the breathtaking views and sunset but also the locals that hang out there.

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Disputed isle in Bay of Bengal

For nearly 30 years, India and Bangladesh have argued over control of a tiny rock island in the Bay of Bengal.

The black marketeers stealing Indonesia’s islands by the boat-load

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For the people of Sebesi Island, who spend their lives next to the world’s biggest natural time bomb, it seemed to be an offer that they could not refuse.



This humble film is about a friend of Sean Mullens named Michael and his daily ritual to find his natural self through surfing.

Use of Hardened Beach Structures

Use of Hardened Beach Structures to Slow Erosion

While the use of hardened beach structures are debated, there is little debate over what they do beaches over time.

North Carolina Legislation

North Carolina’s Legislation on Hardened Structures Reconsidered

North Carolina law has prohibited hardened structures on its beaches and inlets for more than two decades.

Erosion and Sea Level Rise on North Topsail Beach, North Carolina

Erosion and Sea Level Rise on North Topsail Beach

Orrin H. Pilkey and area locals offer their perspective on North Topsail Beach, North Carolina.

Journey on the coast, North Carolina

North Carolina: A Journey on the Coast


This film explores the issues of the North Carolina coast through interviews with coastal experts and visits to numerous sites along the NC coast.

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