Coastal Care

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Catastrophic construction: Storms can build reef islands in atoll regions

Catastrophic construction: Storms can build reef islands in atoll regions

Many coral reef islands, or atolls, are created by water moving sand and gravel, piling it up into consecutive ridged layers. However, new research has uncovered a different type of island construction: storm-deposited boulders.

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10 Beaches at risk of disappearing

10 Beaches at risk of disappearing

All over the world, beaches are in peril. Globally, climate change has seen sea levels rise about 8 inches since 1880. If we don’t make some sort of drastic change in our lifestyles, levels are projected to go up another one to four feet by 2100. Here’s what that means for our beloved beaches: erosion, cliff disintegration, flooding, saltwater infiltrating freshwater, and possibly, complete destruction.

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Before and After the Kerala Floods

Before and After the Kerala Floods

Swollen rivers have altered the landscape in India’s state of Kerala. Residents in India’s state of Kerala are reeling from a “once-in-a-century” flood that displaced nearly a million people.

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Scientists complete mission to map fast-moving fault off Alaska: Data will help coastal communities prepare for risks from earthquakes and tsunamis

Scientists complete mission to map fast-moving fault off Alaska: Data will help coastal communities prepare for risks from earthquakes and tsunamis

Researchers have completed the first high-resolution, comprehensive mapping of one of the fastest moving underwater tectonic faults in the world, located in southeastern Alaska. This information will help communities in coastal Alaska and Canada better understand and prepare for the risks from earthquakes and tsunamis that can occur when faults suddenly move.

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Anse source d’Argent, Seychelles

Anse source d’Argent, Seychelles

L’Anse source d’Argent remains the Seychelles’ most popular stretch of shoreline, as its dazzling, reef-sheltered water and granite boulders atop bone-colored sand regularly prove too alluring to pass up.

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In a coastal town, beach owners don’t even want sea turtles trespassing

In a coastal town, beach owners don’t even want sea turtles trespassing

All over Florida, people are arguing over whether a new law blocks the public from walking across a private beach. Instead of just humans, some Belleair Shore residents want to give sea turtles the boot too.

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Stunning images of the Mediterranean shoreline

Stunning images of the Mediterranean shoreline

Aerial photographer Tom Hegen visited the Mediterranean region to capture the showstopping beauty of this famous coastline. But his photo series doesn’t just highlight the region’s beauty -he hopes his images are also read as a comment on the effects of overtourism on the area.

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‘Fog tsunamis’ are one of nature’s most terrifying pranks

‘Fog tsunamis’ are one of nature’s most terrifying pranks

Last weekend, thousands of beachgoers along the southwest of England enjoying an otherwise normal summer’s day were shocked to glimpse what appeared to be a tsunami racing towards them.

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Chile moves to protect Easter Island by limiting tourism

Chile moves to protect Easter Island by limiting tourism

Tourists visiting Chile’s Easter Island will face new restrictions for traveling and staying on the island, Chile authorities have said. The move is aimed at protecting both the natural environment and island heritage.

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