Coastal Care

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

Category: Pollution

World’s urban waste mountain a silent problem that is growing daily

World’s urban waste mountain a silent problem that is growing daily

The amount of garbage generated by city dwellers is set to rise steeply in the next two decades, with much of the increase coming in fast-growing cities in developing countries, according to a World Bank report.

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Rio Closes Its Massive Jardim Gramacho Dump

Rio Closes Its Massive Jardim Gramacho Dump

One of the world’s largest open-air landfills, a vast, seaside mountain of trash where thousands of people have made a living sorting through the debris by hand, will close this weekend after 34 years in tainting service.

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Plastic Bag: A Short History Of The Ubiquitous Sack

Plastic Bag: A Short History Of The Ubiquitous Sack

With Los Angeles preparing to become the largest city in the nation to ban plastic grocery bags, a short history of the ubiquitous sack.

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Pacific bluefin tuna transport Fukushima-derived radionuclides from Japan to California

Pacific bluefin tuna transport Fukushima-derived radionuclides from Japan to California

Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away, the first time a huge migrating fish has been shown to carry radioactivity such a distance…

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What Causes Beach Closures?

What Causes Beach Closures?

In addition to disrupting a day at the beach, water pollution poses a serious health threat to beachgoers. The pollution that causes beach closures and illness in humans comes from many different places on land, but ultimately gets into the water primarily through one of two pathways, discrete point sources and diffuse non-point sources.

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Water at California Beaches Cleanest in Years

Water at California Beaches Cleanest in Years

Nearly every beach in the Bay Area, and throughout the California state, had dramatically lower levels of bacteria and pollution than last year, according to an annual survey of 650 West Coast beaches by Heal the Bay, a Santa Monica environmental group.

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L.A. Approves Ban on Plastic Bags at Checkout

L.A. Approves Ban on Plastic Bags at Checkout

Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines, handing a hard-fought victory to environmentalists and promising to change the way Angelenos do their grocery shopping.

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Cannes: Underneath the Surface

Cannes: Underneath the Surface

As the 65th Cannes Film Festival is unfolding, a european environmental organization, Expedition med, released a series of videos depicting the grave marine pollution affecting the Mediterraneean sea, plastic and marine debris covering the seafloor… this, just a few feet away from the glitter and glamour of the Marches du Festival…

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Sustainable Earth: Oceans

Sustainable Earth: Oceans

Scientists ask Rio+20 leaders to protect the bounty of the Seven Seas for future generations.

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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

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