Coastal Care

Our mission is to raise awareness of and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of coastlines and oceans around the world.

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Disputed isle in Bay of Bengal

Disputed isle in Bay of Bengal

For nearly 30 years, India and Bangladesh have argued over control of a tiny rock island in the Bay of Bengal.

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The black marketeers stealing Indonesia’s islands by the boat-load

The black marketeers stealing Indonesia’s islands by the boat-load

For the people of Sebesi Island, who spend their lives next to the world’s biggest natural time bomb, it seemed to be an offer that they could not refuse.

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Use of Hardened Beach Structures to Slow Erosion

Use of Hardened Beach Structures to Slow Erosion

While the use of hardened beach structures are debated, there is little debate over what they do beaches over time.

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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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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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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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The Double Disaster

The Double Disaster

The Impacts of illicit River Sand Mining & Climate Change in Sri Lanka

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Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution

The world population is living, working, vacationing, increasingly conglomerating along the coasts, and standing on the front row of the greatest, most unprecedented, plastic waste tide ever faced. Washed out on our coasts in obvious and clearly visible form, the plastic pollution spectacle blatantly unveiling on our beaches is only the prelude of the greater story that unfolded further away in the world’s oceans, yet mostly originating from where we stand: the land.

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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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