Tag Archives: Coastal

Pilkey: Measures Needed to Protect Coasts in Face of Sea Level Rise

An international expert on beach replenishment offered advice for Delaware in the wake of last week’s nor’easter: Renourish the beaches this time to protect residents from the disaster of another storm but take more radical steps to prepare for future disasters. [Read more]

GEOSS in the Americas Symposium::

::GEOSS in the Americas Symposium::. [Read more]

Development on Offshore Cays — a continuing problem

Building Resorts on Offshore Cays Posted by Bruce Potter on May 16, 2008 at 9:50pm Article from the St. Thomas Source CZM Approves Thatch Cay Development by Pamela Reid Bussard May 15, 2008 — In a landmark decision Tuesday evening, the Coastal Zo… [Read more]

Coastal Caribbean: Isleta, Puerto Rico

Took this picture last week, flying back to San Juan from Tortola. Is this a tourism success, or what? [Read more]

It's the Coast, Stupid

THE UNIQUE QUALITY of small islands is a high ratio of coastal length to total land area (i.e., lots of coastline for a relatively small area). Coastal environmental processes are absolutely vital to marine ecosystems, and to the protection of ter… [Read more]

Re-Writing History the USGS Way:

USGS, the Hero of Hurricane Katrina … Rita, Dennis and Wilma, too . . . This press release, quoted in its entirety at the bottom of this essay — Couple of dyspeptic thoughts: After the storms, scientists used satellite imagery coupled with geogra… [Read more]

News Flash: Unwise Development Kills

I wonder if there’s any correlation between building in silly, unsafe, environmentally dangerous places, and the frequency that concrete trucks flip over and kill people? Does that suggest there are additional painful consequences of approving unw… [Read more]

Climate Change and Conflict

Climate change and conflict have gone hand-in-hand for the past 500 years, a study reveals.It is the first time that a clear link between war and changing global temperatures has been identified in historical data, according to the researchers involved. [Read more]

Government Busy Elsewhere while Invasives Take Over After Katrina . . . .

New satellite imaging has revealed that hurricanes Katrina and Rita produced the largest single forestry disaster on record in the nation — an essentially unreported ecological catastrophe that killed or severely damaged about 320 million trees in Mississippi and Louisiana. [Read more]

Mangrove Restoration

The announcement below serves as a good reminder that mangrove preservation and restoration are among the most important activities that need to be promoted to prevent further deterioration of coastal and marine environments among small islands ge… [Read more]