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Börkur Sigthorsson

The Beach, Drangsnes, Iceland; By Börkur Sigthorsson

The Beach series was shot on Drangsnes, a remote peninsula on the West Fjords of Iceland by Börkur Sigthorsson.

Elwha Beach, WA; By Robert Young & Adam Griffith

Elwha Beach sits where the Elwha River meets the Strait of Juan de Fuca in northern Washington on the Olympic Peninsula.

Oil Spill

State of emergency is declared as US oil slick nears the coast


The massive oil spill pouring from a ruptured rig in the Gulf of Mexico has reached the coast of Louisiana, threatening an environmental catastrophe in the region.

Microbial Answer to Plastic Pollution?

News, Pollution

Fragments of plastic in the ocean are not just unsightly but potentially lethal to marine life. Coastal microbes may offer a smart solution to clean up plastic contamination.

Oil spill: Gulf of Mexico burn is last-ditch effort to stop landfall


The decision by the Coast Guard to set fire to parts of the Jamaica-sized Gulf of Mexico oil spill spreading toward the Gulf Coast is a sign of mounting desperation.

Singapore accused of launching Sand Wars

News, Sand Mining

By paying smugglers to steal under the cover of night, entire picturesque sandy beaches of Indonesia and Malaysia, carving out millions of tons of coastline.

SOS Save Our Sand

Take Action to End Global Beach Sand Mining!

News, Sand Mining

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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