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

India: Govt plans to ease coastal rules, allow land reclamation for commercial use

India: Govt plans to ease coastal rules, allow land reclamation for commercial use

Bringing in some significant changes in the way it governs its coasts, the government is moving to remove the ban on reclamation of land in coastal areas for commercial or entertainment purposes while also allowing tourism activities even in ecologically sensitive areas along the shores.

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From forest to beach, North Carolina

From forest to beach, North Carolina

The Outer Banks is moving. For at least 4,000 years it has been steadily creeping closer to the continental United States.

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From the mountains to the sea: Coastal geologist speaks his mind

From the mountains to the sea: Coastal geologist speaks his mind

Coastal geologist Rob Young explains how the ocean is flooding coastal property and threatening to consume more land at a time of increasing temperatures, rising sea levels and extreme weather.

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Green delight as Trump’s Irish wall plans withdrawn

Green delight as Trump’s Irish wall plans withdrawn

Under growing international pressure, Trump International Golf Links (TIGL) has rescinded their proposal for the 3km seawall at Doughmore Beach, Ireland.

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Lebanon: capital’s last public sand beach under threat?

Lebanon: capital’s last public sand beach under threat?

Lebanese activists and residents of Beirut are concerned that a multi-million dollar resort near the coast is in breach of their rights to a free sand beach – which is the coastal capital’s last.

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Whose job is it to save North Topsail Beach ?

Whose job is it to save North Topsail Beach ?

The Atlantic Ocean is eroding parts of North Topsail Beach by about five feet per year. The town of 800 residents is running out of cash and solutions in its efforts to protect its north shore. Whose job is to save this popular North Carolina tourist destination?

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Rising seas put brakes on developers’ march toward the ocean, SC

Rising seas put brakes on developers’ march toward the ocean, SC

The South Carolina House just passed a bill that will close a loophole in state law that has allowed new construction closer to the ocean when renourishment projects temporarily widen the seashore. The lower chamber’s action is considered a significant, long-term step to prevent construction farther out on the beach at a time of rising sea levels.

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Access eroding to embattled Kiawah spit, study says

Access eroding to embattled Kiawah spit, study says

The narrow neck to Captain Sam’s Spit is disappearing, survey work has indicated. The dunes there aren’t tall enough to withstand a tropical cyclone of any real strength. The findings could put a big hole in Kiawah Partners’ contention before regulators that the beach there is growing, and a road to its proposed development should be permitted.

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Captain Sams Spit, Kiawah Island; By Cecelia Dailey

Captain Sams Spit, Kiawah Island; By Cecelia Dailey

Since 2008, concerned citizens and environmental organizations have opposed the development of Captain Sams Spit, Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

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