Coastal Care

Our mission is to raise awareness of and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of coastlines and oceans around the world.

Tag: Oil Pollution

Massive Santa Barbara oil spill still impacts U.S. 50 years later

Massive Santa Barbara oil spill still impacts U.S. 50 years later

Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the Union Oil spill in Santa Barbara, which began with a blowout on an offshore drilling platform on Jan. 28, 1969.

Read More
The women fighting a pipeline that could destroy precious wildlife

The women fighting a pipeline that could destroy precious wildlife

Activists fight to stop construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline, which endangers an ecosystem that is one of the most important bird habitats in the western hemisphere.

Read More
Trump administration expands oil drilling despite shutdown

Trump administration expands oil drilling despite shutdown

Interior department continues processing permits and moves forward with controversial plan to increase drilling in the Arctic.

Read More
A 14-year-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico verges on becoming one of the worst in U.S. history

A 14-year-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico verges on becoming one of the worst in U.S. history

An oil spill that has been quietly leaking millions of barrels into the Gulf of Mexico has gone unplugged for so long that it now verges on becoming one of the worst offshore disasters in U.S. history. Between 300 and 700 barrels of oil per day have been spewing from a site 12 miles off the Louisiana coast since 2004.

Read More
Beaches of Saint-Tropez hit by Mediterranean oil spill

Beaches of Saint-Tropez hit by Mediterranean oil spill

A containership and a ferry collided off the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea, causing a three-mile long spill of heavy fuel, with French and Italian coastal authorities scrambling to contain it. The mayor of the village of Ramatuelle, which lies on the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, told AFP that 16 kilometres (10 miles) of coastline had been affected by the spill.

Read More
Jerry Brown signs new laws to block Trump’s California offshore oil drilling plans

Jerry Brown signs new laws to block Trump’s California offshore oil drilling plans

In a move aimed at stopping Trump’s plans to expand offshore oil drilling along the California coast, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed two laws that prohibit construction of new pipelines that could bring the oil and gas to shore.

Read More
Pipeline company found guilty in California’s worst coastal oil spill in 25 years

Pipeline company found guilty in California’s worst coastal oil spill in 25 years

A pipeline company was convicted of nine criminal charges Friday for causing the worst California coastal spill in 25 years, a disaster that blackened popular beaches for miles, killed wildlife and hurt tourism and fishing.

Read More
Deepwater Horizon disaster altered building blocks of ocean life

Deepwater Horizon disaster altered building blocks of ocean life

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster may have had a lasting impact upon even the smallest organisms in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists have found – amid warnings that the oceans around America are also under fresh assault as a result of environmental policies under Donald Trump.

Read More
Sunlight Reduces Effectiveness of Dispersants Used in Oil Spills

Sunlight Reduces Effectiveness of Dispersants Used in Oil Spills

Two new studies have shown that sunlight transforms oil on the ocean surface more significantly and quickly than previously thought. The phenomenon considerably limits the effectiveness of chemical dispersants, which are during oil spills to break up floating oil and reduce the amount of oil that reaches coastlines.

Read More

SAF Video

Beach of the Month

Photo of the Month

Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

Coastal Care Junior

NASA – Fly along with NASA’s fleet of Earth science missions and observe Earth from a global perspective in an immersive, 3-D environment.

error: Content is protected !!