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

Coastal erosion: The homes lost to the sea; Video

Coastal erosion: The homes lost to the sea; Video

As sea level rise, a senior figure in the Environment Agency says he wants the country to start “difficult conversations” about which areas should be protected and which should not.

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In the Afro-Caribbean heart of Puerto Rico, locals fight erosion

In the Afro-Caribbean heart of Puerto Rico, locals fight erosion

The waves crashed loudly on the collapsed ruins of the Paseo del Atlántico, a walkway that once partially protected residents here from the volatile ocean. Erosion along this northernmost coast of Puerto Rico, nearly 20 miles east of San Juan, precipitated the promenade’s destruction, it finally fell into the Atlantic, exposing the Parcelas Suárez neighborhood to the water’s edge.

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For now, river deltas gain land worldwide

For now, river deltas gain land worldwide

River deltas rank among the most economically and ecologically valuable environments on Earth. People living on deltas are increasingly vulnerable to sea-level rise and coastal hazards such as major storms, extremely high tides, and tsunamis.

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Chinese paddlefish extinct after surviving 150 million years

Chinese paddlefish extinct after surviving 150 million years

The Chinese paddlefish — one of the world’s largest freshwater fish — has officially been declared extinct after surviving some 150 million years. The giant species, which measured as long as 23 feet and weighed as much as 1,100 pounds, has been killed off by overfishing and dam construction.

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World War II Hazards Emerge on Massively Eroded Australian Beach

World War II Hazards Emerge on Massively Eroded Australian Beach

Unprecedented coastal erosion on an Australian beach has uncovered thousands of potentially hazardous spiky World War II tank traps.

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Engineers hope high-tech sandbags will keep the beach in Waikiki from disappearing

Engineers hope high-tech sandbags will keep the beach in Waikiki from disappearing

A fresh round of repairs to Hawaii’s most famous beach have been completed ― and engineers hope their latest idea will do more to help the shoreline from washing away.

Over the last three weeks, and at a cost of roughly $700,000, engineers worked to install a 95-foot sandbag groin at Waikiki Beach, along with hauling in tons of new sand to help replenish it

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Is Cape Lookout an Omen for Other Barrier Islands? By Rob Young

Is Cape Lookout an Omen for Other Barrier Islands? By Rob Young

We can’t keep spending billions to fortify these islands against more intense storms.

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Your favorite beaches around the world could disappear because of the climate crisis, development

Your favorite beaches around the world could disappear because of the climate crisis, development

It’s easy to see why millions of people flock to the beach every year. They are dynamic places. With each crashing wave and changing tide, billions of pieces of sand and rock are constantly rearranged. This is what nature intended. What it did not, some scientists say, are the buildings that tower over some of the world’s most popular beaches.

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‘Sand wars’: the battle to replenish Florida’s beaches amid climate crisis

‘Sand wars’: the battle to replenish Florida’s beaches amid climate crisis

Surfside’s postcard beach is experiencing a disappearing act amid hurricanes. rising sea levels – and a worldwide sand shortage

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