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

Portsea beach erosion, failed shorline armoring, Australia

Portsea beach erosion, failed shorline armoring, Australia

$2 million were spent building a sea wall in an attempt to try to stop beach erosion.

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Battling Ghana’s Eroding Coastline

Battling Ghana’s Eroding Coastline

For Ghana, the real story of coastal erosion is not about what lies at the water’s edge, but what occurs beneath the waves offshore. In the capital city of Accra, an estimated 70 percent of the beach is eroding at rates exceeding 3 feet per year.

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Sinking Sundarbans: A Photo Gallery by Peter Caton, Greenpeace

Sinking Sundarbans: A Photo Gallery by Peter Caton, Greenpeace

The seas around the islands in the Bay of Bengal that support a unique mangrove ecosystem, are rising faster than anywhere else on Earth, and the lives and livelihoods of more than 4 million residents are under threat from rising waters.

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Artificial Offshore Reef Could Stop Serious Beach Erosion

Artificial Offshore Reef Could Stop Serious Beach Erosion

Such costly reef have proved successful in other areas, and it could be the only option to protect the coastline of Old Bar, Australia.

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Louisiana Curtails Coastal Plan

Louisiana Curtails Coastal Plan

Officials are temporarily scaling back their ambitions for a massive sand berms program that was designed to block oil from hitting coastal marshes but that continues to draw federal opposition.

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The Trouble with Seawalls

The Trouble with Seawalls

Recent events in Tofino, Canada, remind us that a beach is dynamic in nature and ever evolving.

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Photos tell different stories about sand berm effort to block oil spill

Photos tell different stories about sand berm effort to block oil spill

Critics and supporters of building sand berms to shield Louisiana’s coast from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill have released dueling photo sequences.

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A Sand Trap in the Gulf; By Robert Young, in The New York Times

A Sand Trap in the Gulf; By Robert Young, in The New York Times

Of the many cleanup solutions being pursued in the Gulf of Mexico, few are as ambitious as Louisiana’s berm project.

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Use of Hardened Beach Structures to Slow Erosion

Use of Hardened Beach Structures to Slow Erosion

While the use of hardened beach structures are debated, there is little debate over what they do beaches over time.

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