Coastal Care

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

Day: February 15, 2017

Sand mining decimates African beaches

Sand mining decimates African beaches

What do houses, streets, telephones and microchips have in common? They all contain processed sand. Now African countries are raising the alarm because of their disappearing beaches…

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Line drawn in the sand between beach access and protection

Line drawn in the sand between beach access and protection

Even on such a soggy, San Francisco day, people still enjoy city beaches. It’s incredible that 19th-century legislators had the foresight to preserve coastal areas as a public right in the California Constitution. For more than 40 years, the California Coastal Act has further protected “maximum access” to the coast “for all the people.”

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Tropical Cyclone Dineo To hit Mozambique Coast

Tropical Cyclone Dineo To hit Mozambique Coast

When NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Dineo in the Mozambique Channel on Feb. 15, the storm was centered just off the coast of Mozambique and moving toward landfall.

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Beach bashing: Last year’s El Niño resulted in unprecedented erosion of Pacific coastline

Beach bashing: Last year’s El Niño resulted in unprecedented erosion of Pacific coastline

Last winter’s El Niño was in fact one of the most powerful climate events of the past 145 years. If such severe El Niño events become more common in the future as some studies suggest they might, the California coast — home to more than 25 million people — may become increasingly vulnerable to coastal hazards. And that’s independent of projected sea level rise.

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Huge Undersea Landslide Slammed Great Barrier Reef 300,000 Years Ago

Huge Undersea Landslide Slammed Great Barrier Reef 300,000 Years Ago

More than 300,000 years ago, a colossal undersea landslide sent huge amounts of debris sliding down the Great Barrier Reef, generating a 90-foot-high (27 meters) tsunami, researchers have discovered.

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