Coastal Care

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

Day: March 3, 2017

Ignoring state threats, firm keeps sucking sand from Monterey Bay

Ignoring state threats, firm keeps sucking sand from Monterey Bay

The Lapis Sand Plant, in operation since 1906, is the nation’s last coastal sand mine. The California Coastal Commission has threatened to close the plant, but the company refuses to relinquish its claim to the uniquely coarse amber-colored Monterey sand, which it calls “Lapis Lustre.” But Cemex is the world’s second largest building materials company, and any attempt to kick it out is likely to immerse the state in years of expensive litigation.

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Some Virginia barrier islands are shrinking by the day: “You can just feel it”

Some Virginia barrier islands are shrinking by the day: “You can just feel it”

Dozen islands are shrinking in Virginia’s barrier chain, which stretches for about 75 miles along the Eastern Shore.

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Cost-effective solutions to sediment runoff and other land-based pollution affecting West Maui reefs

Cost-effective solutions to sediment runoff and other land-based pollution affecting West Maui reefs

Land-based pollutants have been linked to the degradation of several Hawaiian reefs. Between 2000 and 2015, coral cover on West Maui’s northern reefs has dramatically declined from 30 percent to 10 percent.

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Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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