Coastal Care

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North Carolina’s Legislation on Hardened Structures Reconsidered

North Carolina’s Legislation on Hardened Structures Reconsidered

North Carolina law has prohibited hardened structures on its beaches and inlets for more than two decades.

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Erosion and Sea Level Rise on North Topsail Beach

Erosion and Sea Level Rise on North Topsail Beach

Orrin H. Pilkey and area locals offer their perspective on North Topsail Beach, North Carolina.

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North Carolina: A Journey on the Coast

North Carolina: A Journey on the Coast

This film explores the issues of the North Carolina coast through interviews with coastal experts and visits to numerous sites along the NC coast.

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North Carolina: The Beaches Are Moving

North Carolina: The Beaches Are Moving

World famous coastal geologist Orrin H. Pilkey takes us to the beach and explains why erosion has become a problem.

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Chile Was Prepared for the Quake but Not the Tsunami

Chile Was Prepared for the Quake but Not the Tsunami

Jane Lubchenco says that precisely because the communities were so close to the epicenter, tsunami waves arrived “almost instantaneously.”

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Black Rock, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; By Andrew Cooper

Black Rock, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; By Andrew Cooper

On the northeast coast of South Africa, one of the longest and most beautiful beaches in the world runs unbroken for 150 km between the inlets of the St. Lucia and Kosi Estuaries.

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Use of Sand Bags on Beaches

Use of Sand Bags on Beaches

Sand bags are used to stabilize buildings that are threatened by the ocean.

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South Nags Head, North Carolina; By Orrin H. Pilkey, Norma Longo & Joseph T. Kelly

South Nags Head, North Carolina; By Orrin H. Pilkey, Norma Longo & Joseph T. Kelly

South Nags Head, North Carolina, is a 5 mile long, 200 meter wide, strip of beach cottage development at the south end of town of Nags Head.

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Anegada, British Virgin Islands; By Andrew Cooper

Anegada, British Virgin Islands; By Andrew Cooper

Anegada, the most northeasterly of the British Virgin Islands is a sandy island that sits on top of a Pleistocene reef that is now exposed above sea level.

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SAF Video

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

NASA – Fly along with NASA’s fleet of Earth science missions and observe Earth from a global perspective in an immersive, 3-D environment.

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