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

Congressional Caucus Will Focus on Coastal Issues

Congressional Caucus Will Focus on Coastal Issues

A bipartisan caucus has been formed in the U.S. House of Representatives to address coastal community issues including storm protection, tourism and environmental issues.

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Robert Young: Seaward of Common Sense? SC Needs to Put an End to Building on the Beach

Robert Young: Seaward of Common Sense? SC Needs to Put an End to Building on the Beach

South Carolina’s beautiful beaches are a vital component of this state’s economy. Managing them wisely is critical to the health of the economy and to ensuring that state and local tax dollars are not wasted on futile efforts to protect homes needlessly placed in areas of obvious high hazard.

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For Vulnerable Barrier Islands,  A Rush to Rebuild on U.S. Coast

For Vulnerable Barrier Islands, A Rush to Rebuild on U.S. Coast

Despite warnings from scientists, new construction continues on U.S. barrier islands that have been devastated by storms. The flood protection projects that accompany this development can have harmful consequences for coastal ecosystems being buffeted by climate change.

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World’s Beaches Being Washed Away Due to Coastal Development

World’s Beaches Being Washed Away Due to Coastal Development

From Florida to the Costa del Sol, costly sea defences are accelerating beach erosion and will ultimately fail to protect coastal towns and cities from rising tides, say experts Andrew Cooper and Orrin Pilkey in a new book “The Last Beach.”

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Gated Communities on the Water Aggravate Flooding in Argentina

Gated Communities on the Water Aggravate Flooding in Argentina

The construction of gated communities on wetlands and floodplains in Greater Buenos Aires has modified fragile ecosystems and water cycles and has aggravated flooding.

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Reuters’ Water’s Edge Report – Part II

Reuters’ Water’s Edge Report – Part II

Despite laws intended to curb development where rising seas pose the greatest threat, Reuters finds that government is happy to help the nation indulge in its passion for beachfront living.

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Xynthia Deadly Storm: The Trial Opens

Xynthia Deadly Storm: The Trial Opens

Four years after a deadly storm devastated part of France west coast, killing 29 people in La Faute sur Mer town, the trial opens. Four elected officials and a real estate agent are indicted for aggravated manslaughter.

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Caofeidian, The Chinese Eco-City That Became a Ghost Town – In Pictures

Caofeidian, The Chinese Eco-City That Became a Ghost Town – In Pictures

“As precious as gold … That was how then-president Hu Jintao described Caofeidian during his visit in 2006. It was pledged to be ‘the world’s first fully realised eco-city’ – yet 10 years and almost $100bn later, only a few thousand inhabitants have moved to this land reclaimed from the sea …”

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Sean Connery Joins Bahamas Campaign To Stop Developing Mansion

Sean Connery Joins Bahamas Campaign To Stop Developing Mansion

Activists claim fashion mogul proposed coastal development risks environmental damage to Bahamas’ beaches.

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