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.

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Greenland’s melting ice raised global sea level by 2.2mm in two months

Greenland’s melting ice raised global sea level by 2.2mm in two months

Analysis of satellite data reveals astounding loss of 600bn tons of ice last summer as Arctic experienced hottest year on record.

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Breaking bad: uncovering the oil industry’s dirty secret

Breaking bad: uncovering the oil industry’s dirty secret

Alang is a graveyard for ships. Its coastline was once filled with fishing boats — but today the rusting hulks of oil tankers and ocean liners stretch for miles along the shores of this town in north west India.

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Is a world without trash possible?

Is a world without trash possible?

The vision of a “circular economy”—where we use resources sparingly and recycle endlessly—is inspiring businesses and environmentalists alike.

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Cars that eat paradise

Cars that eat paradise

While known for pristine beaches and blue skies, Pacific Islands are also polluted with thousands of man-made monuments: rusting cars, trucks and other wreckage.

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Mangrove conservation can pay for itself in flood protection

Mangrove conservation can pay for itself in flood protection

The natural coastal defenses provided by mangrove forests reduce annual flooding significantly in critical hotspots around the world. Without mangroves, flood damages would increase by more than $65 billion annually, and 15 million more people would be flooded, according to a new study.

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Study reveals positive connection between nature experiences and happiness

Study reveals positive connection between nature experiences and happiness

An AI analysis of photographs posted on social media revealed a positive association between nature and happiness globally. The team also found that the amount of nature experiences in a country is linked to the life satisfaction of its residents.

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A plasticene lexicon

A plasticene lexicon

As plastic pollution in the environment has increased rapidly in the last half century, so too has the study of the effects of plastic on marine, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. From this research, a series of new terms has emerged to describe the phenomena unique to the presence of plastic-based materials in nature.

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Sun-drenched photos capture the golden age of surfing

Sun-drenched photos capture the golden age of surfing

Amid the glistening waves and youthful grins in Jeff Divine’s photos of 1970s surfers, there’s something conspicuously absent from the sun-drenched scenes: logos.
This was a time before sponsorship and mainstream attention turned the sport into a lucrative global industry.

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New European rules aim to end throwaway culture

New European rules aim to end throwaway culture

The European Commission has announced a plan to require manufacturers to make products that last longer and are easier to repair and reuse — an attempt to curb the “throwaway culture” that has fueled greenhouse gas emissions, resource extraction, and pollution. The new rules would take effect by 2021.

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Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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