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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As Gulf swallows Louisiana island, displaced tribe fears the future

As Gulf swallows Louisiana island, displaced tribe fears the future

Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana. Photo source: ©© Maitri Excerpts; It’s all but assumed Isle de Jean Charles will one…

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As SC island homes fall into ocean, owners behind them wonder if they’re next

As SC island homes fall into ocean, owners behind them wonder if they’re next

This small slip of land on the eastern tip of Beaufort County is the legacy of an opportunistic time when a wave of businessmen descended on the South Carolina coast keen-eyed for fragments of paradise to package and sell off.

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Natural disasters could cost 20 percent more by 2040 due to climate change

Natural disasters could cost 20 percent more by 2040 due to climate change

Climate change could add more than 20 percent, or $100 billion annually, to the cost of extreme weather events around the world by 2040, according to a new analysis by researchers at Cambridge University.

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Mangrove forests provide cause for conservation optimism, for now

Mangrove forests provide cause for conservation optimism, for now

More than a decade ago, academics warned that mangrove forests were being lost faster than almost any other ecosystem, including coral reefs and tropical rainforests. But things are looking better.

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Study examines coastal erosion, drawbacks of standard setback requirements

Study examines coastal erosion, drawbacks of standard setback requirements

Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care Excerpts; Research on the Big Island’s coastal erosion, led by a University of Hawaii…

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Series of coastal engineering projects underway amid race to save Waikiki Beach

Series of coastal engineering projects underway amid race to save Waikiki Beach

A $700,000 — 95-foot-long sand bag groin made of 83, 10,000-pound bags of sand — installed in November to restore the coastline and slow erosion at Kuhio Beach, is to be followed by another more expensive project.

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Can these giant dams keep Europe from drowning?

Can these giant dams keep Europe from drowning?

A plan for a giant a 400-mile enclosure, The Northern European Enclosure Dam (NEED), would cut off the North and Baltic Seas from the Atlantic Ocean to protect 15 European countries from those rising seas. The project’s scale is unprecedented. Its cost phenomenal. But it’s still cheaper than all the alternatives—including doing nothing.

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On rising Great Lakes, backyards are disappearing overnight

On rising Great Lakes, backyards are disappearing overnight

Document and near-record water ranges in all 5 Nice Lakes are inflicting tens of hundreds of thousands of {dollars} in injury from Minnesota to New York as eroding shorelines and monster waves trigger properties to plummet into the water.

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Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar

Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar

Some beaches supply their own sunshine regardless of what’s in the sky above. Nungwi, on Zanzibar’s northernmost tip, has the kind of white coral sand that seems to glow, even after nightfall.

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