Coastal Care

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Lebanon: capital’s last public sand beach under threat?

Lebanon: capital’s last public sand beach under threat?

Lebanese activists and residents of Beirut are concerned that a multi-million dollar resort near the coast is in breach of their rights to a free sand beach – which is the coastal capital’s last.

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Whose job is it to save North Topsail Beach ?

Whose job is it to save North Topsail Beach ?

The Atlantic Ocean is eroding parts of North Topsail Beach by about five feet per year. The town of 800 residents is running out of cash and solutions in its efforts to protect its north shore. Whose job is to save this popular North Carolina tourist destination?

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Rising seas put brakes on developers’ march toward the ocean, SC

Rising seas put brakes on developers’ march toward the ocean, SC

The South Carolina House just passed a bill that will close a loophole in state law that has allowed new construction closer to the ocean when renourishment projects temporarily widen the seashore. The lower chamber’s action is considered a significant, long-term step to prevent construction farther out on the beach at a time of rising sea levels.

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Access eroding to embattled Kiawah spit, study says

Access eroding to embattled Kiawah spit, study says

The narrow neck to Captain Sam’s Spit is disappearing, survey work has indicated. The dunes there aren’t tall enough to withstand a tropical cyclone of any real strength. The findings could put a big hole in Kiawah Partners’ contention before regulators that the beach there is growing, and a road to its proposed development should be permitted.

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Ex-Mayor 4-year-term jail sentence over storm deaths, overturned by French Court

Ex-Mayor 4-year-term jail sentence over storm deaths, overturned by French Court

Overturning the first degree of jurisdiction’s sentence of last December, the former mayor of a Vendée town has been handed by the Poitiers Court of Appeal, a two-year suspended sentence in connection with the deaths of 29 people during Storm Xynthia in 2010.

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Capt. Sam’s Spit road gets court go-ahead; conservation groups plan to appeal, SC

Capt. Sam’s Spit road gets court go-ahead; conservation groups plan to appeal, SC

A wall to protect a road to a controversial development on Capt. Sam’s Spit can be built, a state Administrative Law Court judge has ruled, despite an earlier state Supreme Court ruling that stopped the road along a piece of the disappearing natural coast.

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Developers don’t get it: climate change means we need to retreat from the coast

Developers don’t get it: climate change means we need to retreat from the coast

It is preposterous to build in areas that are bound to flood. So why are real estate companies still doing it?

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Alabama has been destroying its natural coast

Alabama has been destroying its natural coast

From its beginning Alabama has been endowed with some of the finest natural white sand beach and dune systems in the nation, but, over time, we have preserved less, and destroyed more of this asset than any other state. We have literally “paved paradise and put up a parking lot!

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How clam-diggers saved an estuary

How clam-diggers saved an estuary

How decisions almost a half-century ago continue to impact our natural resources. As a result of a stalled development in the 1960s, changes in the Necanicum River estuary, north of Seaside Oregon, remain evident today.

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