Kingscliff Battles Beach Erosion, Australia

Coastal erosion. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


Two months ago, photographer Tania Phillips stood where the Cudgen Creek meets the Pacific Ocean at Kingscliff on the far north coast and noticed that the beach was washing away.

Kingscliff …

Jamaica’s Beaches in peril

Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica. Captions and Photo source: ©© Jannes Pockele


For centuries, Negril, a seven-mile stretch of white sand beach on the western tip of Jamaica, was cut off from the rest of the island by bad roads and …

The battle for the beaches of Cancun

Cancun beach erosion. Photo source: ©© John M


A beach holiday without a beach: a concept even the most shamefaced travel brochure would have difficulty selling. But it’s one that Cancun’s tourist industry is currently battling with.

The beaches …

Chile Was Prepared for the Quake but Not the Tsunami

By Tim Padgett

In Chile’s second largest city, ConcepciÓn, the army has issued a “silence” order on some urban blocks so rescue workers can hear the possible tapping of survivors under the rubble of the massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake that hit …

Rebuilding Communities in Flood Prone Coastal Zones

Destruction from Hurricane Ike

Destruction from Hurricane Ike
Destruction from Hurricane Ike. Photo: Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines

Hurricane Katrina destroyed communities in Louisiana. Ike leveled the Port Bolivar peninsula and parts of Galveston. But Galveston has been destroyed before. With the damage from hurricane Ike …