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

Broad Beach sand project hits the rocks

Broad Beach sand project hits the rocks

Eight years and millions of dollars after embarking on a sand replenishment project, a recent court ruling sends Broad Beach landowners back to square one.

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Turkey’s Dam-Building Spree Continues, At Steep Ecological Cost

Turkey’s Dam-Building Spree Continues, At Steep Ecological Cost

Nearly 90 miles of the historic Tigris River will soon be turned into a vast reservoir as Turkey completes the massive Ilisu Dam. While the government touts the project as a source of carbon-free electricity, it will displace 80,000 people and threaten a host of species.

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Erosion Washes Away Australian Beach, Leaving Towering Sand Cliffs Along Shoreline

Erosion Washes Away Australian Beach, Leaving Towering Sand Cliffs Along Shoreline

Beach on Australia’s southeastern coast is washing away at an alarming rate, leaving dangerous sand cliffs along the shoreline and causing a childcare center to be torn down.

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Sweetwater Authority eyes sand mining, material dredging opportunities, CA

Sweetwater Authority eyes sand mining, material dredging opportunities, CA

The board of the Sweetwater Authority is interested in sand mining and material dredging opportunities in and around the South Bay water agency’s two reservoirs.

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Seldom Seen: A Poignant Look Back at Glen Canyon Before the Dam

Seldom Seen: A Poignant Look Back at Glen Canyon Before the Dam

Ken Sleight remembers the stunning beauty of Glen Canyon before it was flooded by a massive dam in the 1960s. Taylor Graham’s film “Seldom Seen Sleight” – winner of the Yale Environment 360 Video Contest – shows the magnificent landscape lost and offers hope it might someday be restored.

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Sea cliff collapse in California kills 3 beachgoers

Sea cliff collapse in California kills 3 beachgoers

A popular surfing beach was closed Saturday after a cliff collapsed, sending tons of sandstone onto beachgoers and killing three people. A 30-foot-long slab of the cliff plunged onto the sand near Grandview Beach north of San Diego.

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In an era of extreme weather, concerns grow over dam safety

In an era of extreme weather, concerns grow over dam safety

Many of the United States’ 91,000 dams are aging and sorely in need of repairs that could collectively cost tens of billions of dollars. Experts are increasingly worried that as extreme precipitation events increase, dams are at greater risk of failure, threatening lives and posing environmental risks.

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Mexico Beach holds sea oat planting event to rebuild sand dunes

Mexico Beach holds sea oat planting event to rebuild sand dunes

Mexico Beach is rebuilding its dunes along with its community. The city partnered with Duke Energy to start the process of restoring its beaches.

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Home teeters on edge of Lake Michigan

Home teeters on edge of Lake Michigan

A home in Michigan is teetering off a 50-foot eroded cliff caused by big waves in Lake Michigan.

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