Coastal Care

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

Category: Erosion

The neglected, deteriorating and dangerous US dam infrastructure

The neglected, deteriorating and dangerous US dam infrastructure

More than 15,000 dams in the US would likely kill people if they failed, and at least 2,300 of them are in poor or unsatisfactory condition, according to new study.

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Michigan dam failures force 10,000 to evacuate and could leave one city under 9 feet of water

Michigan dam failures force 10,000 to evacuate and could leave one city under 9 feet of water

Rapidly rising water overtook dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people in central Michigan, where the governor said one downtown could be “under approximately 9 feet of water.” Experts are describing this as a 500-year event…

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Put ‘super beachfront’ lots off limit

Put ‘super beachfront’ lots off limit

Super beachfront lots, many platted in the 1940s and ’50s, are properties that were reclaimed by the ocean but have since re-emerged, thanks to taxpayer-funded beach renourishment.

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Building sunken breakwaters off SC coast to halt beach erosion has unclear future

Building sunken breakwaters off SC coast to halt beach erosion has unclear future

The idea — building an underwater barrier to slow down waves, and thus slow the flow of escaping sand — has coastal experts worried about disrupting the coastal flow of sand, nesting sea turtles and worsening water quality on the beach.

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Europe Is Shrinking

Europe Is Shrinking

Across Europe, the sea is encroaching on nearly a fifth of the coastline. While coastal erosion is a global phenomenon, Europe is especially exposed, with the highest ratio of shoreline to total land area of any continent.

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A mini-Mississippi river may help save Louisiana’s vanishing coast

A mini-Mississippi river may help save Louisiana’s vanishing coast

A scale model of a bend in the river in Louisiana, painstakingly recreated at 1/65th scale, right down to the simulated sand. The model is one of the most striking parts of an ambitious project to rebuild Louisiana’s vanishing coast.

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Study examines coastal erosion, drawbacks of standard setback requirements

Study examines coastal erosion, drawbacks of standard setback requirements

Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care Excerpts; Research on the Big Island’s coastal erosion, led by a University of Hawaii…

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Series of coastal engineering projects underway amid race to save Waikiki Beach

Series of coastal engineering projects underway amid race to save Waikiki Beach

A $700,000 — 95-foot-long sand bag groin made of 83, 10,000-pound bags of sand — installed in November to restore the coastline and slow erosion at Kuhio Beach, is to be followed by another more expensive project.

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