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The rugged coast and black sand beaches of the Azores; By Gary Griggs

A soft, white sandy beach on a lush green island is probably the vision many people have of their perfect coastal vacation. Eight hundred and fifty miles west of Portugal and 2400 miles east of Boston lies the lush island of São Miguel in the Azores. It is one of nine islands making up an archipelago spread across 300 miles of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Greenland’s melting glaciers may someday flood your city

Meltwater from Greenland is the largest current contributor to global sea level rise — double that of Antarctica — making the island ground zero for scientists studying climate change.

Buried in marshes’: sea-level rise could destroy historic sites on US east coast

Large tracts of America’s east coast heritage are at risk from being wiped out by sea level rise, with the rising oceans set to threaten more than 13,000 archaeological and historic sites, according to new research.

Lobster found with Pepsi logo ‘tattoo’ fuels fears over ocean litter

News, Pollution
Nov
29

Concerns over debris littering the world’s oceans are back in the spotlight after a Canadian fishing crew found a lobster with the blue and red Pepsi logo imprinted on its claw.

Replanting Mangroves Vital To Protecting Coastline And Fisheries Resources, Fiji

For many years mangrove forests have suffered from human activities and the ravages of extreme weather patterns. Now the fightback to protect and preserve them has intensified.

Could we run out of sand? Because we are going through it fast

On parts of the shoreline in the Moroccan beach town of Tangier, something is amiss. Though the ocean is there — its waves lapping, crashing and roaring as they have since time immemorial — it is not a place for long days of lazing on soft sand. Because there isn’t any.

Ranked: The World’s 50 Best Beaches

Celebrate, News
Nov
27

Welcome to paradise: the 50 best beaches in the world. To create this spectacular list, FlightNetwork — Canada’s largest online travel website — consulted with 632 top travel professionals, including journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies and had them vote on their favorites.

First inland South Carolina tract purchased in Cape Romain effort to save habitat as seas rise

The vast island seascape of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge just gained a first tiny foothold on what could be its future.

Protecting The Netherlands’ Vulnerable Coasts With A ‘Sand Motor’

Erosion, Inform
Nov
27

Along the southwestern coast of the Netherlands, not far from The Hague, kite surfers glide on the waves around a huge sand peninsula where beachcombers photograph seagulls. But the peninsula is more than just a recreation spot. It’s also an experiment in coastal management: It keeps the sea away from nearby cities.

As oceans warm, the World’s kelp forests begin to disappear

Kelp forests — luxuriant coastal ecosystems that are home to a wide variety of marine biodiversity — are being wiped out from Tasmania to California, replaced by sea urchin barrens that are nearly devoid of life.

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