Coastal Care

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

Category: Poor Coastal Development

The Mediterranean and Climate Change’s Impacts

The Mediterranean and Climate Change’s Impacts

One of the most serious threats to life in the Mediterranean region, and indeed every part of the global ocean, is climate change. Climate change is already having an impact on the marine environment and this is likely to escalate swiftly, increasing seawater temperatures and coastal erosion, altering salinity and currents and causing serious declines in biodiversity.

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Coastal Dunes in Spain Threatened by Poorly Designed Infrastructure

Coastal Dunes in Spain Threatened by Poorly Designed Infrastructure

Although the dune ecosystem is unusual, fragile and is protected by the “habitats” directive of the network Natura 2000, its conservation is very vulnerable to the proliferation of car parks, nearby buildings and inadequate boardwalks.

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Winthrop Beach’s Crumbling Sea wall and Acccelerated Erosion

Winthrop Beach’s Crumbling Sea wall and Acccelerated Erosion

Once a playground for the elite, who traveled from as far as Chicago to spend time at the hotels that lined the Winthrop beach in the early 20th century, the beach has been eroding over the past century. The process was accelerated by the installation of walls that were put up, which removed the source of natural sediment that once helped create the beach. Visitors can find evidence of what waves can do to manmade structures.

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Beach Renourishment Projects in Doubt

Beach Renourishment Projects in Doubt

On a narrow stretch of Sand Key, Fl., the beach has eroded from months of rushing waves. Tides eat away at the coast, sweeping sand back into the gulf. Unstopped by the shore, water rolls to the seawall, 20 feet from condominiums. Bordered by 825 miles of sandy shoreline, Florida tops the nation in federally funded beach renourishment.

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Leave The Sea Alone!

Leave The Sea Alone!

Sea erosion is a natural phenomenon, it is an interplay between water, wind and sand, and this process helps keeping the intricate balance of coastal ecosystem. By erecting manmade structures in the sea, or on the beach, this process becomes crippled and the sea must find “other methods.”

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Facebook Group to Rally Against Barbados’ Scenic East Coast Tourism Development

Facebook Group to Rally Against Barbados’ Scenic East Coast Tourism Development

Concerned citizens in Barbados are rallying against proposals for tourism development at Cove Bay, St. Lucy.

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Collapse in Big Sur highway 1, California

Collapse in Big Sur highway 1, California

A stretch of Highway one, roughly a 40-foot section, near Big Sur, slid into the ocean.

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Storm Xynthia: A Year Later

Storm Xynthia: A Year Later

A year ago the hurricane winds of Storm Xynthia drove the sea over much of the Charente-Maritime and Vendée coastline to devastating effect. Many people lost their lives. France’s Government has set up a new coastal defence plan costing €500 million over six years.

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Jetties Blamed For Beach Erosion, Montauk NY

Jetties Blamed For Beach Erosion, Montauk NY

The next winter storm is threatening to wash away beach-side homes in Montauk. Concerned residents, however, are not blaming Mother Nature, but rather jetties built by the Army Corps of Engineers about 20 years ago.

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Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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