Coastal Care

Our mission is to raise awareness of and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of coastlines and oceans around the world.

Day: December 17, 2013

National Assessment of Shoreline Change: Historical Shoreline Change Along the Pacific Northwest Coast

National Assessment of Shoreline Change: Historical Shoreline Change Along the Pacific Northwest Coast

Beach erosion is a chronic problem along most open ocean shores. As coastal populations continue to increase and infrastructure is threatened by erosion, there is increased demand for accurate information regarding past and present trends and rates of shoreline movement.

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Coastal Erosion Sparks ‘Sand Wars’ In New England

Coastal Erosion Sparks ‘Sand Wars’ In New England

It’s the time of year our neighbors who live near the ocean fear the most. It’s the winter when storms pound our coast and steal tons of sand from our beaches. And the bigger problem is that available beach sand is becoming hard to find.

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Decade of Fire Island Research Available to Help Understand Future Coastal Changes

Decade of Fire Island Research Available to Help Understand Future Coastal Changes

In addition to understanding the impacts of the storm, USGS scientists are integrating analyses of short- and long-term coastal change to better understand what factors affect coastal shorelines and how geologic controls, sea-level rise and human activities contribute to their vulnerability. Results of the research at Fire Island are applicable to other barrier systems.

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Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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