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 Change and Archaeology, an Example from Orkney

Coastal Change and Archaeology, an Example from Orkney

Professor Andrew Cooper, University of Ulster, narrates this short CoastAdapt video about coastal erosion and archaeology using Orkney as an example.

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People’s Tribunal Defends Native Villages from Dams, Mexico

People’s Tribunal Defends Native Villages from Dams, Mexico

After listening to the testimonies of people from nine communities that have fought the construction of hydropower complexes in five of the country’s provinces, the members of the PPT issued their verdict condemning the Mexican government and demanding the definitive cancellation of all the hydroelectric megaprojects.

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Sculpting Of An Erodible Body By Flowing Water

Sculpting Of An Erodible Body By Flowing Water

Erosion by flowing fluids carves striking landforms on Earth and also provides important clues to the past and present environments of other worlds.

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Elwha, The Grand Experiment

Elwha, The Grand Experiment

Stanford University’s School of Humanities and Sciences, and their Knight Risser Prize for Western Journalism, has honored Lynda Mapes of the Seattle Times with a Special Citation for the report, “Elwha: The Grand Experiment”, which focusses on the largest dam removal project in the world currently underway in Washington State.

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Calls for Advances in Resotration Sedimentology to Protect World’s River Deltas

Calls for Advances in Resotration Sedimentology to Protect World’s River Deltas

As land is disappearing from river deltas at alarming rates, rapid advances in the new and developing field of restoration sedimentology will be needed to protect the world’s river deltas from an array of threats.

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Laos Approves Xayaburi Mega Dam On Mekong

Laos Approves Xayaburi Mega Dam On Mekong

Laos has given the go-ahead to build a massive dam on the lower Mekong river, despite opposition from neighbouring countries and environmentalists.

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Marshes of Mesopotamia

Marshes of Mesopotamia

Wars in the Persian Gulf region and the deliberate draining of the Mesopotamian marshes, left a vast area of once-teeming river delta a dry, salt-encrusted desert, emptied of insects, birds and the people who lived on them. Now the marshes are under threat again, this time from the building of huge dams in Turkey on the Tigris and Euphrates.

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Report Highlights Daunting Erosion Problem

Report Highlights Daunting Erosion Problem

A community group which has lobbied to halt erosion at Albany beaches, Western Australia, says a report on the issue paints a daunting picture.

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Kerala: Caught Between Quarries And Sea Erosion

Kerala: Caught Between Quarries And Sea Erosion

After more than a century of fighting sea erosion by massively dumping granite boulders along the beaches of southern Kerala state, environmentalists and administrators are beginning to see that this has been a costly and ineffective solution. Hills are vanishing as vast pits are gouged out to extract granite illegally in India’s prime tourism state…

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Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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