Coastal Care

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

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Sand: Monitoring and Management for a Sustainable Future

Sand: Monitoring and Management for a Sustainable Future

In partnership with the Global Sand Observatory Initiative, this event outlines the sand challenge, what actions are currently underway to address it, and what else needs to be done.

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Greenland ice sheet on course to lose ice at fastest rate in 12,000 years, study finds

Greenland ice sheet on course to lose ice at fastest rate in 12,000 years, study finds

The Greenland ice sheet is on track to lose mass at about four times the fastest rate observed over the past 12,000 years.

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Walker Swamp: The mission to restore an Australian wetland

Walker Swamp: The mission to restore an Australian wetland

In the shadow of Australia’s Grampians National Park lies Walker Swamp, a once-thriving wetland that was artificially drained and farmed for over a century.

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Two Beaches: Haukland and Uttakleiv Leknes, Lofoten, Norway; by Norma J. Longo

Two Beaches: Haukland and Uttakleiv Leknes, Lofoten, Norway; by Norma J. Longo

The Lofoten Islands make up an archipelago in the Norwegian Sea off the northwestern coast of Norway at a latitude of 68.1° N.

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A sand shortage? The world is running out of a crucial — but under-appreciated — commodity

A sand shortage? The world is running out of a crucial — but under-appreciated — commodity

An insatiable global appetite for sand, one of the world’s most important but least appreciated commodities, is unlikely to let up anytime soon. The problem, however, is that this resource is slipping away.

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California’s Pacific Coast Highway is falling into the ocean. Is this the end of the road for one of America’s most scenic drives?

California’s Pacific Coast Highway is falling into the ocean. Is this the end of the road for one of America’s most scenic drives?

The PCH’s days are numbered, Griggs said. It’s “inevitable” one day the fixes and repairs won’t be enough or will be too costly to save the highway.

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Atlantic Ocean circulation at weakest in a millennium

Atlantic Ocean circulation at weakest in a millennium

The Atlantic Ocean circulation that underpins the Gulf Stream, the weather system that brings warm and mild weather to Europe, is at its weakest in more than a millennium, and climate breakdown is the probable cause…

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How whales help cool the Earth

How whales help cool the Earth

…restoring whale populations to their pre-whaling numbers could be an important tool in tackling climate change…

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Magnets, vacuums and tiny nets: the new fight against microplastics

Magnets, vacuums and tiny nets: the new fight against microplastics

Some are now innovating in microplastic extraction, providing the basis for a touch of cautious optimism. Here is a look at several examples of what is being done…

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SAF Video

Beach of the Month

Photo of the Month

Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

Coastal Care Junior

NASA – Fly along with NASA’s fleet of Earth science missions and observe Earth from a global perspective in an immersive, 3-D environment.

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