Coastal Care

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Pacific Northwest warned of climate change dangers

Pacific Northwest warned of climate change dangers

Washington state and the province of British Columbia launched a joint effort on Wednesday to warn residents of North America’s Pacific Northwest about the danger that climate change poses to coastal communities.

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Oysters Disappearing Worldwide: Study

Oysters Disappearing Worldwide: Study

A new, wide-ranging survey that compares the past and present condition of oyster reefs around the globe finds that more than 90 percent of former reefs have been lost in most of the bays and ecoregions where the prized molluscs were formerly abundant.

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Study shows rapid deforestation in Malaysia

Study shows rapid deforestation in Malaysia

New satellite imagery shows Malaysia is destroying forests more than three times faster than all of Asia combined, and its carbon-rich peat soils of the Sarawak coast are being stripped even faster, according to a study released today.

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First Artificial Island to Be Built In The Americas

First Artificial Island to Be Built In The Americas

Boskalis is sourcing the sand for the land reclamation process from its own borrow area…

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Surf’s Up: New Research Monitor Ocean Wave Behavior and Shore Impacts

Surf’s Up: New Research Monitor Ocean Wave Behavior and Shore Impacts

Engineers have created a new type of “stereo vision” to use in studying ocean waves as they pound against the shore, providing a better way to understand and monitor this violent, ever-changing environment.

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Beach mining study bodes well for prospectors

Beach mining study bodes well for prospectors

Beach mining has received favorable reviews in a two-year study conducted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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50 Houses on Kiawah Sand

50 Houses on Kiawah Sand

A documentary about proposed development at south end of Kiawah Island, produced by Mary Edna Fraser and Celie Dailey. Includes interviews with Dr. Orrin Pilkey, Professor of Earth Scieces at Duke University, and Nancy Vinson, Coastal Conservation League’s Program Director for Air and Water Quality.

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A Fiscal Analysis of Shifting Inlets and Terminal Groins in North Carolina

A Fiscal Analysis of Shifting Inlets and Terminal Groins in North Carolina

The debate about terminal groins, shore-perpendicular structures built at inlets in attempt to slow erosion, is worth keeping an eye on, whether you live in western North Carolina or in a coastal community, because it could cost you and our state a pretty penny.

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Research Pending into Old Bar beach Erosion, Australia

Research Pending into Old Bar beach Erosion, Australia

A feasibility study into an offshore reef to address coastal erosion at Old Bar, east of Taree, is due to start in March.

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Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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