Category Archives: Beaches

University of Washington Helps NOAA Examine Potential for Citizen Science During Oil Spills

New post on NOAA’s Response and Restoration Blog University of Washington Helps NOAA Examine Potential for Citizen Science During Oil Spills by Office of Response and Restoration One area where volunteers could contribute to NOAA’s scientific efforts related to oil … Continue reading

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So If Miami Can’t Protect Corals When Everyone is Looking . . . . . ???

from Sunday NY Times: <http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/us/despite-protections-miami-port-project-smothers-coral-reef-in-silt.html?ref=todayspaper&gt; Despite Protections, Miami Port Project Smothers Coral Reef in Silt By LIZETTE ALVAREZ MARCH 7, 2015 Photo A barge at the Port of Miami is part of a dredging program that activists say is hurting … Continue reading

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A Reason NOT to Tinker with Coastal Processes

Flagged by Franklin McDonald, from yesterday’s NY Times Obviously the issues discussed in this opinion piece are not limited to the US coastline and the US Army Corps of Engineers. The MOST important point for small islands is that the … Continue reading

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Five-Meter Shark Tagged off Western Australia

A Series of Articles from Western Australia (WA) about [Great White] Sharks from Australia Broadcasting. . . <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-15/swimmes-warned-after-great-white-spotted-off-south-west-coast/5392236&gt; Massive great white shark attracted to whale carcass on WA beach prompts warning to swimmers Updated 2 hours 33 minutes ago Photo: … Continue reading

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Dramatic Increases in Rate of Coastal Wetland Loss

This issue is especially significant for SMALL ISLANDS, given the importance of preserving coastal wetlands in the face of climate change effects, including especially sea level rise and increased frequency of coastal storms. abc article dramatic coastal wetland losses 2014 … Continue reading

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“Facing Tough Times, Barbuda Continues Sand Mining Despite Warnings”

[Thanks to Bill Rainey for passing this along, and thanks to Desmond Brown of IPS for several excellent articles about the local/Carribean impacts of climate change.. . . . The folks in Barbuda (and Antigua) need to understand that it’s … Continue reading

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Virgin Islands Natural Resources: Waves of Change – Description & Prescription by Marcia Taylor and Lihla Noori

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