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

City Pavement Affects Weather and Foster Build-up of Polluted Air

City Pavement Affects Weather and Foster Build-up of Polluted Air

Urban development is exacerbating air pollution in coastal regions, new research says. The study, led by researchers at the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), found that the sprawl of strip malls and other paved areas can affect weather patterns, trapping pollutants and hurting air quality during the summer months.

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A Giant Brought to Its Knees: The Atlantic Coastal Forest

A Giant Brought to Its Knees: The Atlantic Coastal Forest

The Atlantic Forest is a shadow of its former self. Originally covering more than 386,000 sq. miles along Brazil’s coast, extending into eastern Paraguay and northeastern Argentina. Today less than 7% of that cover remains, in the wake of centuries of forest clearing for agriculture and urban development, and fragmented by centuries of unsustainable use and logging.

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“100 percent trash boat” sets sail in Taiwan

“100 percent trash boat” sets sail in Taiwan

“ForEver” a boat built completely from plastic bottles and other recycled materials, including old advertising banners, set sail in Taiwan to raise awareness about the marine environment. As Canadian province of Manitoba bans plastic water bottles from its offices.

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World Oceans Day: Tomorrow June 8th

World Oceans Day: Tomorrow June 8th

Our planet’s biggest celebration of the ocean is held every June 8th. The UN official designation of World Oceans Day is an opportunity to raise global awareness of the current challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans.The aim is to challenge participants to view ocean protection as a way of life. The 2011 Theme is: “Our oceans: greening our future”

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Break the Grip of the Rip®

Break the Grip of the Rip®

With vacation season on the horizon, NOAA and partners are alerting beach-goers to the threat of rip currents and how to prevent drowning from their strong and potentially fatal grip. June 5-11 is National Rip Current Awareness Week.

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Space Station Gets Unprecedented Views of Earth Coasts

Space Station Gets Unprecedented Views of Earth Coasts

Advanced technology aboard the International Space Station is now providing unprecedented new views of the planet’s coastlines.

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Rising sea levels endangering Australia’s World Heritage-listed Kakadu wetlands

Rising sea levels endangering Australia’s World Heritage-listed Kakadu wetlands

A study released by Australia Government, finds that Kakadu National Park, a protected northern territory, half the size of Switzerland, is one of Australia’s “natural ecosystems most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change”, with higher oceans being a “serious risk” to its ecosystem.

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EPA Begins Monitoring Summer Monitoring to Protect Area Beaches, Coastal Waters

EPA Begins Monitoring Summer Monitoring to Protect Area Beaches, Coastal Waters

With the beginning of the beach season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is undertaking a beach and harbor protection program to safeguard beaches and bays in New Jersey and New York and protect the health of the people who enjoy them.

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Queen Anne’s Revenge’s Anchor Recovered Off NC Coast

Queen Anne’s Revenge’s Anchor Recovered Off NC Coast

Archaeologists recovered the first anchor from what’s believed to be the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship off the North Carolina coast.

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