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

Testing the Limits of Where Humans Can Live

Testing the Limits of Where Humans Can Live

Understanding what made residents stay and how they survived could inform how we adapt to modern vulnerabilities, including climate change.The findings also have implications for how we rebound from contemporary catastrophes, such as the Indonesian tsunami in 2004, hurricanes Katrina and Rita and last year’s earthquake in Haiti.

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50 million environmental refugees by 2020, experts say

50 million environmental refugees by 2020, experts say

These are people who can no longer gain a secure livelihood in their homelands because of drought, soil erosion, desertification, deforestation and other environmental problems, together with the associated problems of population pressures and profound poverty.

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Darwin’s Elevation Changes Theory Confirmed, Cape Verde

Darwin’s Elevation Changes Theory Confirmed, Cape Verde

More recent geologic studies in Cape Verde have confirmed Darwin’s conclusions about elevation changes and that multiple geologic processes under the ocean floor have raised Cape Verde at varying rates over the past 6 million years.

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Global warming could spur toxic algae, bacteria in marine environment

Global warming could spur toxic algae, bacteria in marine environment

Unhealthy oceans impact not only human and animal health but also affect countries’ economies, said Lubchenco, noting that US coastal states are home to eight in 10 Americans and generated 83 percent of US GDP in 2007.

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Whole coastline of Namibia is designated a national park

Whole coastline of Namibia is designated a national park

Namibia has become what is thought to be the first country to designate its entire coastline a national park. Namibia designates its entire 976-mile coastline a national park, consolidating several existing preserves into the 26.6 million-acre Namib-Skeleton Coast National Park.

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Geographer Recreates The Great Louisiana Hurricane of 1812

Geographer Recreates The Great Louisiana Hurricane of 1812

Nearly 200 years before Hurricane Katrina, a major storm hit the coast of Louisiana just west of New Orleans. Detailed information about past hurricanes is critical to provide a better understanding of hurricane formation and their tracks in the future.

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Oysters Disappearing Worldwide: Study

Oysters Disappearing Worldwide: Study

A new, wide-ranging survey that compares the past and present condition of oyster reefs around the globe finds that more than 90 percent of former reefs have been lost in most of the bays and ecoregions where the prized molluscs were formerly abundant.

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Surf’s Up: New Research Monitor Ocean Wave Behavior and Shore Impacts

Surf’s Up: New Research Monitor Ocean Wave Behavior and Shore Impacts

Engineers have created a new type of “stereo vision” to use in studying ocean waves as they pound against the shore, providing a better way to understand and monitor this violent, ever-changing environment.

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Can the sea solve China’s water crisis?

Can the sea solve China’s water crisis?

The Tianjin-Binhai development zone, on the western shore of the Bohai Sea, is a stretch of coastline that is at the forefront of the government’s ambitious and costly attempt to use science and technology to shift China on to a more sustainable path of development.

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