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Bound By Oil, Stories From The Gulf, NRDC

Bound By Oil, Stories From The Gulf, NRDC

As members of the Atakapa-Ishak Nation, they have thrived along the lush marshes and canals of Mississippi River delta, surviving on the fertile coastal environment that sustains and nurtures their lifestyle. Then the BP oil disaster struck last summer, and things have never been the same. Bound by oil, they now travel toward the future, not knowing what will come next, but sadly secure that they don’t go alone.

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Illegal Sand Miners Remain Unfazed, India

Illegal Sand Miners Remain Unfazed, India

Illegal mining of sand along Mumbai and Maharashtra’s picturesque Konkan coast is threatening to destroy the fragile western coastline. This activity is being done in gross violation of the new coastal regulation norm that has banned sand mining along beaches and creeks.

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Are there any natural beaches remaining in the United States?

Are there any natural beaches remaining in the United States?

Abstract, by Robert Young, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina, United States.

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Rising Waters Threatened The Coast of North Carolina

Rising Waters Threatened The Coast of North Carolina

Climate change is carving its name into the state’s retreating shorelines. Planners are taking official notice as they prepare for a wetter world.

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A Retreat In The Face Of a Rising Sea, California

A Retreat In The Face Of a Rising Sea, California

Higher ocean levels force California officials to move facilities inland – a managed retreat – an action that is expected to recur along the coast as the ocean rises over the next century, and as coastal communities have to come to grips with worsening coastal erosion.

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An Environmental Impact Statement: Abstraction of Destruction

An Environmental Impact Statement: Abstraction of Destruction

The vivid color photographs of J. Henry Fair lead an uneasy double life as potent records of environmental pollution and as ersatz evocations of abstract painting, a strange battle between medium and message, between harsh truths and trite, generic beauty. His subjects include environmental degradation perpetuated on a regular, usually daily basis. “Abstraction of Destruction” is an exhibition at the Gerald Peters Gallery.

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Sea Urchins and Overfishing Impact on Kenya Coast’s Reefs

Sea Urchins and Overfishing Impact on Kenya Coast’s Reefs

An 18-year study of Kenya’s coral reefs by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of California at Santa Cruz has found that overfished reef systems have more sea urchins, organisms that in turn eat coral algae that build tropical reef systems.

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United Nations Seeks Emergency Flood Aid as Death Toll Rises in Sri Lanka

United Nations Seeks Emergency Flood Aid as Death Toll Rises in Sri Lanka

The worst hit district was Batticaloa, a coastal city in the Eastern province of Sri Lanka.

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Tracking Source of Microbial Contamination at the Beach

Tracking Source of Microbial Contamination at the Beach

Reliable methods to determine the origins of contaminants are needed in order to reduce those sources and maintain a healthy beach.

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