Coastal Care

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

Day: May 18, 2016

Living shorelines a more natural approach to preventing coastal erosion

Living shorelines a more natural approach to preventing coastal erosion

For centuries, large bulkheads have been used to help control erosion along coastlines. More recent research suggests that a natural approach may be a better alternative. Having nature on your side, especially during a storm or hurricane, is proven to provide better protection from coastal erosion.

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Crimeans told to stop stealing sand from beaches

Crimeans told to stop stealing sand from beaches

Officials in Crimea are warning people to stop stealing sand from tourist beaches, or else face a prison sentence. The peninsula’s beaches are being targeted by people who remove the sand for use as free building material, and at more remote beaches it’s being taken away by the lorry-load.

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Widespread Warmth Envelops Greenland

Widespread Warmth Envelops Greenland

The most remarkable aspect here is the incredible departure from 2001-2010 average, especially deep in the ice sheet interior.

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Scientists predict extensive ice loss from huge Antarctic glacier

Scientists predict extensive ice loss from huge Antarctic glacier

Current rates of climate change could trigger instability in a major Antarctic glacier, ultimately leading to more than 2m of sea-level rise. By studying the history of Totten’s advances and retreats, researchers have discovered that if climate change continues unabated, the glacier could cross a critical threshold within the next century, entering an irreversible period of very rapid retreat.

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Licence to drill: Centrica awarded rights to explore Barents Sea

Licence to drill: Centrica awarded rights to explore Barents Sea

Centrica, the owner of British Gas, has been awarded rights to explore in the Barents Sea off Norway.

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Western Sahara: Illegal beach sand mining in Laâyoune

Western Sahara: Illegal beach sand mining in Laâyoune

Allegations of illegal beach sand mining activities, from Spanish mining company, in Laayoune, Western Sahara

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Beaches shrinking as Lake Michigan rises to near-record level

Beaches shrinking as Lake Michigan rises to near-record level

Rising water levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, have contributed to significant erosion that has threatened local beaches and may damage other shoreline properties as forecasts anticipate this pattern to continue through the summer.

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