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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Kailua Beach, O’ahu Island, Hawai’i; By Chip Fletcher

Kailua Beach, a beautiful 30 minute drive from busy Waikiki, lies on the east side of the Hawaiian Island of O’ahu.

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The Problems With Dams

The Problems With Dams

Project to build world’s third-largest hydroelectric plant is suspended after failing to meet environmental requirements. Dams block sediments going to the ocean, which implies accelerated erosion.

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Panel’s Findings on Oil Spill to be Delayed Again

Panel’s Findings on Oil Spill to be Delayed Again

Its final report was due in March. No conclusions have yet been reached about what exactly happened and why oil was still allowed to flow to the sea.

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Dead Baby Dolphins and Oil Wash in on the Gulf Coast

Dead Baby Dolphins and Oil Wash in on the Gulf Coast

There are troubling signs all is not right with the Gulf. In other words, the coast is far from clear.

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Waste Land, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Waste Land, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Deservedly nominated at this year’s Oscars as Best Documentary Feature, Lucy Walker’s life-affirming film Waste Land, travels to the squalor of Rio de Janeiro, which boasts the largest landfill site in the world.

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Living on the shores of Hawaii: natural hazards, the environment, and our communities

Living on the shores of Hawaii: natural hazards, the environment, and our communities

“Living on the shores of Hawaii: natural hazards, the environment, and our communities” addresses a wide range of environmental concerns within the context of sustainability and their influence on the future of Hawaii. A book by Chip Fletcher; Robynne Boyd, William J. Neal and Virginia Tice.

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Last Chance Beach, Battling Erosion in Barbados

Last Chance Beach, Battling Erosion in Barbados

Around Barbados, the most serious threat to the beaches is the loss of coral reefs through nearshore pollution, primarily caused by domestic sewage, and physical clearing. As the reefs die, they lose their ability to reduce the energy and erosive force of incoming waves.

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Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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