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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Europe Is Shrinking

Europe Is Shrinking

Across Europe, the sea is encroaching on nearly a fifth of the coastline. While coastal erosion is a global phenomenon, Europe is especially exposed, with the highest ratio of shoreline to total land area of any continent.

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‘Houses On The River Will Fall’: Cambodia’s Sand Mining Threatens Vital Mekong

‘Houses On The River Will Fall’: Cambodia’s Sand Mining Threatens Vital Mekong

Cambodia is experiencing a building boom that is transforming its capital, Phnom Penh. Sitting at the confluence of the Mekong and the Tonle Sap rivers, the city’s low-slung French colonial architecture is being replaced with high-rise apartment buildings, malls and luxury car dealerships. Sand from the Mekong’s sediment is key to that construction growth.

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Sea level rise impacts to Canaveral sea turtle nests will be substantial

Sea level rise impacts to Canaveral sea turtle nests will be substantial

Sea level rise and hurricanes are a threat to sea turtle nesting habitat along national seashores in the Southeast, but a new study predicts the greatest impact to turtles will be at Canaveral National Seashore.

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As Myanmar farmers lose their land, sand mining for Singapore is blamed

As Myanmar farmers lose their land, sand mining for Singapore is blamed

Both the Myanmar government and the company whose ships do the dredging in Chaungzon, deny the dredging is causing exacerbated erosion, as local farmers and politicians worry.

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Ocean oddities: ghost ships

Ocean oddities: ghost ships

As long as a boat stays afloat, it can still keep moving, even if there is no one onboard. For vessels abandoned at sea, currents and winds become captain and crew. With that endless kinetic energy to drive them, and a vast, often empty ocean to roam, the ghost ships may eerily sail on indefinitely.

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Half of the world’s beaches could disappear by the end of the century, study finds

Half of the world’s beaches could disappear by the end of the century, study finds

Climate change poses an existential threat to the world’s sandy beaches, and that as many as half of them could disappear by the end of the century, a new study has found. The study was published Monday in the scientific Journal Nature Climate Change and was conducted by scientists from the European Commission’s Joint Research Center, as well as universities in Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands.

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A mini-Mississippi river may help save Louisiana’s vanishing coast

A mini-Mississippi river may help save Louisiana’s vanishing coast

A scale model of a bend in the river in Louisiana, painstakingly recreated at 1/65th scale, right down to the simulated sand. The model is one of the most striking parts of an ambitious project to rebuild Louisiana’s vanishing coast.

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New York plastic bag ban comes into force but opponents tote exceptions

New York plastic bag ban comes into force but opponents tote exceptions

California and Hawaii have implemented bans on plastic bags but New York, another bastion of progressive policymaking, has been stymied amid fierce lobbying by the plastics industry and concerns over the impact on low-income residents.

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Tell Your Representative to Support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act!

Tell Your Representative to Support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act!

Tell your representatives it’s time to support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020, for the health of humans, animals, waterways, oceans, and the environment. A Plastic Pollution Coalition Petition.

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Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

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