Despite Rising Seas and Bigger Storms, Florida’s Land Rush Endures
Florida was built on the seductive delusion that a swamp is a fine place for paradise.
Six square kilometers of Istanbul’s land reclaimed from the sea
Six square kilometers of land have been gained from Istanbul coasts and opened for urban use by filling up the sea. With the acceleration of such infrastructure work at the start of the millennium, professionals are warning about risks.
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.
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.
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.
Green delight as Trump’s Irish wall plans withdrawn
Under growing international pressure, Trump International Golf Links (TIGL) has rescinded their proposal for the 3km seawall at Doughmore Beach, Ireland.
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.
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?
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.