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.

Tag: Coastal Issues

Sediment In Motion

Sediment In Motion

With or without human intervention, coastal processes continually morph coasts into different shapes, sizes, and colors. Changes can be observed in a day, a season, or a decade, such that there will always be something different about the sand beneath our toes from one visit to the next.

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Slowing climate change by targeting gases other than carbon dioxide

Slowing climate change by targeting gases other than carbon dioxide

A new study, conducted by NOAA scientists, shows that even if carbon dioxide remains the undisputed king of recent climate change, other greenhouse gases measurably contribute to the problem, and there are short-term opportunities to influence the trajectory of climate change.

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Ancient Tides Quite Different From Today

Ancient Tides Quite Different From Today

Geological forces that act over hundreds to millions of years, such as plate tectonics, ice ages, land uplift, erosion and sedimentation, have caused the tides, generally thought to be one of the most predictable forces on Earth, to vary wildly throughout history, according to a new study.

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Rare fossil of sea reptile found on Alaska beach

Rare fossil of sea reptile found on Alaska beach

Alaska scientists have discovered the fossil of a rare, prehistoric marine reptile that is likely the most complete remnant of the creature ever found in North America.

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Caribbean states want end of nuclear waste shipments

Caribbean states want end of nuclear waste shipments

The practice of shipping hazardous and nuclear waste through the Caribbean sea is seen as a dangerous environmental gamble, risking the existence of the more than 20 million people, and threatening its coral reefs and ecosystems.

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Huge Ice Island Near Labrador ‘s Coast

Huge Ice Island Near Labrador ‘s Coast

Nearly 11 months after calving off of the northwestern coast of Greenland, a massive ice island, the size of Manhattan, is now caught up in ocean currents off the coast of Labrador, Canada. The ice island stretched roughly 62 square kilometers in area and weighed between 3.5 and 4 billion tons.

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Puerto Rico coast still ruled by 1886 law

Puerto Rico coast still ruled by 1886 law

A Spanish law crafted in 1886 still governs development along Puerto Rico’s sprawling coastline, worrying activists and legislators who say the ancient mandate has allowed construction along ecologically sensitive beaches.

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Elwha River Restoration: Dams Removal Project

Elwha River Restoration: Dams Removal Project

This September, removal of two dams on the Elwha River, in Washington State, begins, setting in motion one of the largest restoration projects in U.S. history.

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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle, Volcanic Ashes Images

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle, Volcanic Ashes Images

The Puyehue-Cordón volcano in Chile continues to spew ash and perhaps the greatest danger posed by the Volcano Complex, is the thick layer of ashes and pumice stones being deposited east of the volcano, on land and lake shores, choking nearby lakes and rivers, with traces found worldwide as well. The images are as frightening as they are beautiful.

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Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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