Coastal Care

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Day: April 19, 2013

Gulf Spill Cleanup Continues 3 Years Later, Full Impact Not Yet Known

Gulf Spill Cleanup Continues 3 Years Later, Full Impact Not Yet Known

At first glance, the marshy, muddy coastline of Bay Jimmy in southeast Louisiana appears healthy three years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill. Brown pelicans and seagulls cruise the shoreline, plucking fish and crabs from the water. Underneath the surface, environmentalists and scientists fear there may be trouble…

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Dispute in Hamptons Set Off by Effort to Hold Back Ocean

Dispute in Hamptons Set Off by Effort to Hold Back Ocean

Soon after Hurricane Sandy hit last fall, Joshua Harris, a billionaire hedge fund founder and an owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, began to fear that his $25 million home on the water here might fall victim to the next major storm. So he installed a costly defense against incoming waves: a shield of large metal plates on the beach, camouflaged by sand…

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Cutting Specific Atmospheric Pollutants Would Slow Sea Level Rise

Cutting Specific Atmospheric Pollutants Would Slow Sea Level Rise

With coastal areas bracing for rising sea levels, new research indicates that cutting emissions of certain pollutants can greatly slow sea level rise this century.

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No-Smoking Policies and Their Outcomes on U.S. Beaches

No-Smoking Policies and Their Outcomes on U.S. Beaches

Beach litter is harmful and costly in many ways, and the number one form of litter on U.S. beaches is cigarette butts. Campaigns for smokeless beaches have been based largely on environment and aesthetics, but health and economic factors are also important.

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Superstorm Sandy Shook the U.S., Literally

Superstorm Sandy Shook the U.S., Literally

When superstorm Sandy turned and took aim at New York City and Long Island last October, ocean waves hitting each other and the shore rattled the seafloor and much of the United States, shaking detected by seismometers across the country, researchers found.

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