A tenth of the world’s wilderness lost since the 1990s

Photo source: © SAF — Coastal Care


Researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology show catastrophic declines in wilderness areas around the world over the last 20 years.

They demonstrate alarming losses comprising a tenth of global wilderness since …

Hermine’s beach erosion still a problem for some Jersey Shore towns

Coastal restoration. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care
“In response to the detrimental environmental impacts caused by traditional erosion control structures, environmental groups, state and federal resource management agencies, now advocate an approach known as “Living Shorelines”that embraces the use

Why Is the Dead Sea So Salty?

The Dead Sea. Photo source: © SAF — Coastal Care


Bordered by Jordan to the east and by Israel and Palestine to the west, the Dead Sea is a landlocked lake rather than a true sea, and is recognized …

Sand War in Bay of Lannion, Brittany, France

Onboard a sand dredger.
“Sand is the second most consumed natural resource, after water. The construction-building industry is by far the largest consumer of this finite resource. The traditional building of one average-sized house requires 200 tons of sand; a

Three Nations Create Giant Reserves for Ocean Life

Iguana, Galapagos. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


Meeting in the Galápagos, the presidents of Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Colombia announced historic protections to safeguard sea turtles, sharks, and a variety of other creatures off their coasts.

Friday’s announcements …