The mission of the Santa Aguila Foundation is to raise awareness of and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of coastlines and oceans around the world.

Category: Features

A Feast Interrupted

A Feast Interrupted

Every few days, in some places as often as twice a day, tractors roll along a hundred miles or so of sandy beaches in southern California, changing rich coastal habitats into barren plains of unstable sand.

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How the Gulf Oil Spill Hurt Animals

How the Gulf Oil Spill Hurt Animals

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico threatens hundreds of species, and some of its effects may not be felt for months or longer.

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In the belly of the whale

In the belly of the whale

A snapshot of the trash that’s ending up in our oceans.

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Under Pressure to Block Oil, A Rush To Dubious Projects

Under Pressure to Block Oil, A Rush To Dubious Projects

In response to the widening disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, government officials have approved a plan to intercept the oil by building a 45-mile sand berm. But scientists fear the project is a costly boondoggle that will inflict further environmental damage and do little to keep oil off the coast.

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Once again, BP experiment in Gulf spill hits snag

Once again, BP experiment in Gulf spill hits snag

BP fumbled its latest underwater experiment with the wild Gulf gusher, just like every other endeavor the company has tried to fix the nation’s worst oil spill.

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PSDS scientists monitor oil spill progress

PSDS scientists monitor oil spill progress

Scientists from the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines conducted another aerial survey of the coast zone in Louisiana on May 18, 2010.

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Mega-Earthquake Will Hit Pacific Northwest in Next 50 Years, Scientists Say

Mega-Earthquake Will Hit Pacific Northwest in Next 50 Years, Scientists Say

That immediacy is why engineering and coastal communities are exploring different ways of evacuating low-lying areas.

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US seeks foreign help for oil spill equipment

US seeks foreign help for oil spill equipment

Coast Guard official Thad Allen, who is in charge of the government’s efforts, said, “We are looking at offers of foreign assistance, we are actually reaching out to foreign governments.”

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PSDS: Louisiana Oil Spill Aerial View

PSDS: Louisiana Oil Spill Aerial View

These photo mosaics were created by Stewart Long of GonzoEarth.com.

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Beach of the Month

Photo of the Month

Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

Coastal Care Junior

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