The mission of the Santa Aguila Foundation is to raise awareness of and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of coastlines and oceans around the world.

Category: Shoreline Armoring

Building sunken breakwaters off SC coast to halt beach erosion has unclear future

Building sunken breakwaters off SC coast to halt beach erosion has unclear future

The idea — building an underwater barrier to slow down waves, and thus slow the flow of escaping sand — has coastal experts worried about disrupting the coastal flow of sand, nesting sea turtles and worsening water quality on the beach.

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Trump refused permission to build sea wall at Irish golf course

Trump refused permission to build sea wall at Irish golf course

A golf course and hotel owned by President Donald Trump has been refused planning permit to build a sea wall designed to protect the fairways from coastal erosion by authorities in Ireland.

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Army Corps’ proposal for sand dunes in newest plan brings questions about cost, feasibility

Army Corps’ proposal for sand dunes in newest plan brings questions about cost, feasibility

A $32 billion plan for a coastal barrier system to protect the Houston-Galveston region, including 14-foot-high dune fields is seen as the latest innovation designed for Texas to engineer its way out of an existential crisis: a coastline gradually vanishing and increasingly vulnerable to massive storm surges and sea level rise.

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Judge blocks exclusive, gated community from putting tons of rocks on public beach

Judge blocks exclusive, gated community from putting tons of rocks on public beach

Residents of an exclusive gated community who want to put tons of boulders on a public beach lost a court battle this week. This ruling comes as battles simmer in South Carolina over how to deal with the effects of global warming and rising sea levels.

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Living Shoreline Permitting Made Easier

Living Shoreline Permitting Made Easier

The state of North Carolina is well on its way to making it easier for property owners to build living shorelines.

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Holden Beach Says ‘No’ to Terminal Groin, NC

Holden Beach Says ‘No’ to Terminal Groin, NC

Terminal groins are wall-like structures built perpendicular to the shore at inlets to contain sand in areas of high erosion, like that of beaches at inlets.

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Living Shorelines

Living Shorelines

“Living Shoreline Techniques in the Marine District of New York, ” a document produced by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, lays out an approach to the coast that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should heed. It “emphasizes natural and nature-based solution to erosion control that will protect New Yorkers and the environment.”

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‘Sand mattress’ technology to combat Mother Nature at Kuhio Beach

‘Sand mattress’ technology to combat Mother Nature at Kuhio Beach

Erosion in Waikiki has been a long-time concern and the City and County of Honolulu is once again looking for solutions to combat the problem.

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How can we save America’s vanishing beaches? California shows the way, according to Surfrider report

How can we save America’s vanishing beaches? California shows the way, according to Surfrider report

Shorelines are shrinking. Storms are flooding streets and battering homes. Coastlines around the country are being hit by climate change. And, perhaps surprisingly, California is offering an example of how the coast can be saved.

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