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

Luxury Homes Block Up Delta Near Buenos Aires

Luxury Homes Block Up Delta Near Buenos Aires

Gated residential communities on the Paraná Delta have sprawled out of control in recent years, and are plugging up the local ecosystem and preventing the natural runoff of water that cushions the impact of floods in a vast area near the Argentine capital.

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Aurora, The Philippines: Land Deals And Development At A Price, A Video

Aurora, The Philippines: Land Deals And Development At A Price, A Video

Aurora’s governor says the development of a Pacific eco zone will bring benefits to this poor region of the Philippines. But locals wonder how long construction jobs will last, and what impact the development of a port, tourist haven and trading hub will have on livelihoods and the coastal environment.

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Southampton Beach Projects Violate Permits

Southampton Beach Projects Violate Permits

State Department of Environmental Conservation officials say at least three seawalls constructed in the last two months along the Southampton Village oceanfront are in violation of state and local permits.

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Post Sandy Coastal Engineering Atrocity at Village of Southampton, In Pictures

Post Sandy Coastal Engineering Atrocity at Village of Southampton, In Pictures

An example of brute force coastal protection at its worst: on the beach, at the village of Southampton.

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It’s Move It or Lose It in Path of a Nor’easter

It’s Move It or Lose It in Path of a Nor’easter

As a nor’easter pounded Plum Island, Mass., this month, moving trucks were being filled with belongings from damaged homes. Officials say some houses should be moved away from the coastline.

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Sustainable Management of Surfing Breaks, A Study

Sustainable Management of Surfing Breaks, A Study

Despite their large numbers worldwide, surfers as a coastal interest group have largely been ignored during coastal management decision making. Surfers are, however, increasingly being considered in coastal management decisions as the social, economic, and environmental benefits of high-quality surfing breaks are realized.

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Unesco-Designated World Heritage Coast At Risk

Unesco-Designated World Heritage Coast At Risk

A “major development” along Unesco-designated Dorset cove, could jeopardise the distinctive nature and feel of one of the gems of the British coastline, the residents and experts have warned.

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History Has Lessons for Post-Sandy America, by John R. Gillis

History Has Lessons for Post-Sandy America, by John R. Gillis

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans are finally beginning to ask themselves whether or not it might be advisable to build up to the edge of the sea. It is dawning on us that we are dealing with a human-made rather than natural disaster…

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Big Bill for Levee Upkeep Comes to New Orleans

Big Bill for Levee Upkeep Comes to New Orleans

In the busy and under-staffed offices of New Orleans’ flood-control leaders, there’s an uneasy feeling about what lies ahead…

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