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The world is running out of sand

It’s one of our most widely used natural resources, but it’s scarcer than you think…

How rising seas and coastal storms drowned the U.S. flood insurance program

Sea level rise and more severe storms are overwhelming U.S. coastal communities, causing billions of dollars in damage and essentially bankrupting the federal flood insurance program. Yet rebuilding continues, despite warnings that far more properties will soon be underwater.

Australia: Erosion rate rise along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road prompts effort to bolster beach sand dunes

More than 16,000 cubic metres of sand is being moved along beaches at Apollo Bay to protect the Great Ocean Road from coastal erosion.

Unique Sandbar Coastal Ecosystem in Cuba Calls for Climate Solutions

Just 13 wooden houses with lightweight roofs shield the few families that still live on one of the six coastal sandbars exclusive to Baracoa, a mountainous coastal municipality with striking nature reserves. These long and narrow sandbars between the river mouths and the sea have a name from the language of the Araucan people, the native people who once populated Cuba.

Toxic timebomb: why we must fight back against the world’s plague of plastic

Inform, Pollution

We must reduce our dependence on plastics, especially single-use items, and seek out alternative materials…

Spain leads the world for quality beaches

News, Pollution

Spain safely holds onto its title as the country with the most blue-flag beaches in the world.


Dubai set to build $1.7b man-made islands Marsa Al Arab by 2020

News, Sand Mining

Dubai is growing again, and again it’s building into the sea.

Navy investigating disks of compressed trash littering Outer Banks beaches

News, Pollution

The disks are consistent with those made on ships to compress plastic waste for easy storage, said Ted Brown, a spokesman for the Navy’s Fleet Forces Command. Ships are not supposed to dump plastic into the ocean.

Domino Effect: The Myriad Impacts of Warming on an East Coast Estuary

Delaware Bay provides a case study in how warming oceans, more severe storms, and sea-level rise are impacting estuaries around the world. The effects — from loss of wetlands to steep declines in shorebird populations — cascade throughout the ecosystem.

No escaping ocean plastic: 37 million bits of litter on one of world’s remotest islands

News, Pollution

The beaches of one of the world’s most remote islands have been found to be polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, a new study shows.

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