At resorts, beaches are often carefully raked and cleaned (Gold Coast Australia, Los Angeles, CA, Ocean City, MD) and even sprayed – a process, which is probably as damaging to the beach fauna and flora as beach nourishment. There is a need for documentation and publicity about this process. Is there an environmentally sound way to clean a beach (like manual cleanup)?
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Since a $50,000 beach repair emergency project was completed last July, a large chunk of beach has eroded and the council will soon consider implementing a beach monitoring and maintenance program.
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Narrow cordons of coastal dunes stretch for hundreds of kilometers along this part of Argentina’s coast. The Médano Blanco is not far from the arid and windy borderlands with Patagonia, one of the windiest places on Earth.
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Every few days, in some places as often as twice a day, tractors roll along a hundred miles or so of sandy beaches in southern California, changing rich coastal habitats into barren plains of unstable sand.
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