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.

Category: Poor Coastal Development

Trump refused permission to build sea wall at Irish golf course

Trump refused permission to build sea wall at Irish golf course

A golf course and hotel owned by President Donald Trump has been refused planning permit to build a sea wall designed to protect the fairways from coastal erosion by authorities in Ireland.

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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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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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20,000 deaths since 1999: New report reveals deadly impact of extreme weather in France

20,000 deaths since 1999: New report reveals deadly impact of extreme weather in France

France is one of the most exposed countries in the world to the risks of extreme weather, a new report has found, with nearly 20,000 deaths linked to heatwaves, floods and storms in the last 20 years.

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Your favorite beaches around the world could disappear because of the climate crisis, development

Your favorite beaches around the world could disappear because of the climate crisis, development

It’s easy to see why millions of people flock to the beach every year. They are dynamic places. With each crashing wave and changing tide, billions of pieces of sand and rock are constantly rearranged. This is what nature intended. What it did not, some scientists say, are the buildings that tower over some of the world’s most popular beaches.

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Coasts in Peril? A Shoreline Health Perspective; By Andrew Cooper & Derek Jackson

Coasts in Peril? A Shoreline Health Perspective; By Andrew Cooper & Derek Jackson

Most assessments of coastal vulnerability are undertaken from the perspective of the risk posed to humans, their property and activities. In this paper we present an alternative approach to coastal assessment that centers on the physical integrity of the coast and its associated ecosystems both now and in the near-future.

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A French beach cleared of homes shows NC the way; By Orrin H. Pilkey

A French beach cleared of homes shows NC the way; By Orrin H. Pilkey

Surprising to me, the French are ahead of the United States, and particularly ahead of North Carolina’s policies on preparation for the rising sea’s impact. The problems of the French coast are much like the problems of the Carolinas.

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Florida is drowning. Condos are still being built. Can’t humans see the writing on the wall?

Florida is drowning. Condos are still being built. Can’t humans see the writing on the wall?

People tend to respond to immediate threats and financial consequences – and Florida’s coastal real estate may be on the cusp of delivering that harsh wake-up call.

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In India, Nature’s Power Overwhelms Engineered Wetlands

In India, Nature’s Power Overwhelms Engineered Wetlands

The picturesque Kerala backwaters in southern India, increasingly popular with tourists, form a network of engineered canals, lagoons, lakes, and rice paddies. But a fatal monsoon deluge has highlighted the global problem of how developed wetlands often lose their capacity to absorb major floods.

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