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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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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Kashima Beach, Japan; By Andrew Cooper

Kashima Beach, Japan; By Andrew Cooper

Kashima, 80 km east of Tokyo, is one of Japan’s most important ports.

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Ocean Pollution and Ocean Polluters

Ocean Pollution and Ocean Polluters

Did you know that it’s legal to dump trash in the ocean? Yes, there are limitations for what you can and cannot dump.

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Wave of Toxic Green Beaches, France; By Sharlene Pilkey

Wave of Toxic Green Beaches, France; By Sharlene Pilkey

With beaches and coastlines all over the world already under attack from sea level rise, pollution, mining, driving, seawall construction and human development encroachment, another menace is mounting an assault.

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Preserving the health of the Rio de la Plata

Preserving the health of the Rio de la Plata

Research may lead to policies and regulations on side mining in Uruguay.

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Documenting The Global Impacts Of Beach Sand Mining

Documenting The Global Impacts Of Beach Sand Mining

For centuries, beach sand has been mined for use as aggregate in concrete, for heavy minerals, and for construction fill.

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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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