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

Supreme Court Ruling Freezes Plans For Captain Sam’s Spit, SC

Supreme Court Ruling Freezes Plans For Captain Sam’s Spit, SC

The state Supreme Court has ruled in favor of environmentalists who oppose a developer’s plan for residential construction on Captain Sam’s Spit.

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‘Repetitive Loss’ Properties Raise Debate Over Rebuilding After Floods

‘Repetitive Loss’ Properties Raise Debate Over Rebuilding After Floods

Throughout Connecticut, thousands of homes have suffered: repetitive loss, as FEMA calls it, from flooding. Many residents have rebuilt multiple times. And many, also have used government funds from an alphabet soup of federal programs and agencies to do some, if not all, of the work. But shoreline and climate experts, public officials and others have grown increasingly critical of such programs.

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Disappearing Beaches of India

Disappearing Beaches of India

Beaches and coasts are amazing wonders of nature. India’s coastline stretches for around 7,500 kilometers. Yet, as much as 40% of India’s coastline is eroding at an alarming level, not only in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, but also in many other beaches.

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Lenses of Fresh Water Under Langeoog

Lenses of Fresh Water Under Langeoog

Langeoog is one of several sandy barrier islands along Germany’s North Sea coast. The island, about 8 kilometers (5 miles) north of the German mainland, formed about 2,800 to 2,200 years ago.

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Letter: Beach Erosion Lesson

Letter: Beach Erosion Lesson

The Kiawah Island developers who want legislators to change a proposed state law so that they can build on accreted beach should look at the east end of Folly Island to see the absurdity of their desire.

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Facing Coastal Erosion: a Dilemma for the Residents

Facing Coastal Erosion: a Dilemma for the Residents

This past week’s exceptionally high tides revived a debate that has been dividing residents of the Atlantic island of Noirmoutier, off Vendée’s coast, France.

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A City Without a Shore: Rem Koolhaas, Dalieh and the Paving of Beirut’s Coast

A City Without a Shore: Rem Koolhaas, Dalieh and the Paving of Beirut’s Coast

A development frenzy has wiped out the natural coastline of Lebanon, replacing it with concreted marinas and upscale resorts that are off-limits to the public. Now developers have their eye on the last bit of Beirut waterfront

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Time to Get Serious About Protecting Beaches

Time to Get Serious About Protecting Beaches

Much of the coastline along the eastern seaboard is composed of barrier islands whose geography is in constant flux.

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Waikiki Beach Is Totally Man-Made And Disappearing. Can Hawaii Save It?

Waikiki Beach Is Totally Man-Made And Disappearing. Can Hawaii Save It?

Waikiki Beach has had erosion problems since the late-1800s when developers began erecting hotels and homes too close to the natural shoreline and building seawalls and other structures that blocked the natural ebb and flow of sand along the beach.

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