Coastal Care

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Beach Renourishment Projects in Doubt

Beach Renourishment Projects in Doubt

On a narrow stretch of Sand Key, Fl., the beach has eroded from months of rushing waves. Tides eat away at the coast, sweeping sand back into the gulf. Unstopped by the shore, water rolls to the seawall, 20 feet from condominiums. Bordered by 825 miles of sandy shoreline, Florida tops the nation in federally funded beach renourishment.

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Papua New Guinea Coastal Mine Waste Dumping: The Ramu Mine Case

Papua New Guinea Coastal Mine Waste Dumping: The Ramu Mine Case

The dumping of mine tailings waste into the shallow coastal marine environment is currently before the National Court of Papua New Guinea, in a case that will have far-reaching implications. At stake are the pristine waters of the Bismarck Sea and the livelihoods of thousands of coastal inhabitants on one hand, and the future of mine waste disposal on the other.

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5th International Marine Debris Conference, in Hawaii

5th International Marine Debris Conference, in Hawaii

The conference brought together over 440 participants from 35 countries to discuss the most pressing issues surrounding plastic pollution in our oceans and waterways.

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Plant Poisons More Than 100 Villagers, Coastal Zhejiang Province China

Plant Poisons More Than 100 Villagers, Coastal Zhejiang Province China

A total of 139 villagers in a village near Taizhou city in coastal Zhejiang province have been found to have elevated lead levels in their blood, Xinhua cited the provincial health department as saying in a statement.

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The Plastic Found In a Single Turtle’s Stomach

The Plastic Found In a Single Turtle’s Stomach

This collection of hundreds of coloured, jagged shards could be a work of abstract art. But the objects in the photograph are the contents of the stomach of a sea turtle, found off the coast of Argentina, that lost its battle with plastic pollution.

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European Coastal Pollution Harms Ecosystems, Study Finds

European Coastal Pollution Harms Ecosystems, Study Finds

The bodies of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina), which live in estuaries or along coastlines where industrial activities take place, are highly contaminated. This is the result of a European study, involving Spanish participation, which warns of the danger to all the other species that share their ecosystem from ports throughout Europe, even in the Mediterranean.

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Oceans May Be Speeding Melt of Greenland’s Glaciers

Oceans May Be Speeding Melt of Greenland’s Glaciers

Researchers know that warm air over Greenland melts surface snow and ice, but this process doesn’t do enough melting to explain the extent of the glaciers’ rapid retreat, responsible for about a quarter of worldwide sea level rise. The connection between ocean changes, including a warming Atlantic Ocean, and glacier response is unchartered territory, and may make up the difference between predictions of ice melt and reality.

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County Kills Singer Island Breakwater Project, Siding With Environmentalists

County Kills Singer Island Breakwater Project, Siding With Environmentalists

Palm Beach County commissioners killed a controversial proposal Tuesday to build a series of breakwaters off of Singer Island intended to buffer its beach from eroding.

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Leave The Sea Alone!

Leave The Sea Alone!

Sea erosion is a natural phenomenon, it is an interplay between water, wind and sand, and this process helps keeping the intricate balance of coastal ecosystem. By erecting manmade structures in the sea, or on the beach, this process becomes crippled and the sea must find “other methods.”

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