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Southeast
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For St. Johns River dolphins, something’s changed — and probably not for the better

The bottlenose dolphins of the St. Johns River have a favored spot where they like to hang out, frolic, eat and socialize. It’s near the BEA Systems dry dock, east of Blount Island and just west of where the Intracoastal Waterway comes up from the south and meets the St. Johns.

International
Advocacy

Australia Beach Patrol looking for bright ideas to keep litter from ocean

Warrnambool, Victoria -- A dedicated group of south-west volunteers have been rewarded with a state government grant to continue their environmental work cleaning up the region's beaches.

Southeast
Advocacy

Georgia's Coast is Not an Ashtray campaign under way

Smokers probably do not intentionally set out to poison the local marine environment.

Coastwide
Advocacy

This Is What America Could Look Like When Our Coasts Are Under Water

Rising sea levels could be an opportunity for social change—or a dystopian hellscape.

Mid-Atlantic
Advocacy

From the Turtle Desk: Sea turtle nesting record broken again at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

For the third time in five years, a sea turtle nesting record at Cape Hatteras National Seashore has been broken.

Northeast
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Poor weather prevents attempt to free entangled North Atlantic right whale

Poor weather conditions have forced a whale rescue team to postpone its bid to disentangle a North Atlantic right whale from fishing gear that is trailing from its head.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

Study links Florida Keys coral demise to mainland runoff

A landmark 30-year study of ailing coral in the Florida Keys shows nutrient-supercharged water from as far north as Orlando is contributing to the death of an ancient ecosystem that evolved to thrive in a fertilizer-free environment.

Great Lakes
Advocacy

State action still needed to fully implement landmark Lake Michigan beach access ruling, advocates warn

PORTAGE — State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, will try again next year to insert specific protections in Indiana law for everything Hoosiers have enjoyed doing at their Lake Michigan beaches for more than a century.

Northeast
Advocacy

Fight over coastal access continues as activists stage protest

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. —The challenge to private beach owners wanting to stop public access to their land is far from over, says Scott Keeley, who organized a protest drawing more than 200 supporters to step over the Charlestown-South Kingstown line into the sand of exclusive beaches.

Northeast
Advocacy

Coastal debate comes down to boundaries, or lack thereof

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Exactly defining public access along beaches — and other areas around Rhode Island’s coast — is a complex undertaking requiring some serious study, said Virginia Lee, who has studied the issue and is an author of guides to public access to shorefront areas.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

Two property owners escalate Walton customary use debate

WALTON COUNTY — The latest twist in Walton County’s tumultuous customary use battle has some beach property owners threatening to seek legal sanctions against the county’s attorneys for attempting to claim, as public, land that in years past had been specifically declared to be private.

Gulf of Mexico
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Walton County, Florida Beach Access Battles: Hundreds join hands in support of customary use

On July 1, one year after a state law negated Walton County’s customary use beach ordinance, residents and visitors gathered on local beaches to join hands in support of customary use.

Northeast
Advocacy

Battle over beach tags: Should Jersey Shore towns require them? Pro/con | Opinion

Shore season is in full swing. With the arrival of summer, many Philadelphians leave the city and spend their time in towns up and down the South Jersey coast.

Northeast
Advocacy

Rhode Island Desk: Reps. Edwards, Canario call on RIDOT to remove barrier of water access

Rep. John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Portsmouth, Tiverton) and Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton) have called upon the Rhode Island Department of Transportation to remove a barrier that has been erected on Nanaquaket Road in Tiverton that blocks access to an inlet of Narragansett Bay.

West Coast
Advocacy

Critics decry rodent poison plan for Farallon Islands

Federal officials want to dump nearly 1.5 tons of poison in the South Farallon Islands to eliminate a centuries-old rodent invasion.

West Coast
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No more off-road riding at the Oceano Dunes? Coastal Commission staff says ‘it is time’

Central Coastal Californians raise concerns about the impact the Oceano Dunes on the community and environment. California Coastal Commission staff considers park closure.

International
Advocacy

Spending on nature would be the investment of a lifetime

Economic leaders at this year’s G20 Summit must support investment in using nature to tackle issues such as climate change, say conservation finance experts Margaret Kuhlow and Andrew Deutz.

International
Advocacy

Climate change fuels autocracy in island nations: Deakin research

Significant storm events are corroding the democracy of island nations, leading to a newly discovered phenomena labelled ‘storm autocracies’, according to new research from Deakin University.

International
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Intentional Balloon Release Ban Gets Green Light In Southampton

Do you agree with a ban on the intentional release of multiple balloons at weddings, graduations and other events?

West Coast
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Rosewood Miramar Resort Ordered to Open Beach Access to Public

Coastal Commission weighs in on recent dust-up on sand with directive to remove obstructions or face fines of up to $30,000 a day

Pacific Northwest
Advocacy

Edmonds, Washington City Council to citizens: We hear you

Council vote defeats controversial Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector that would have increased public access and use on a quiet city beach, killing the $27.5 million project

Mid-Atlantic
Advocacy

North Carolina Beach Access Battle: Did original deeds give public access through private land in Duck?

In North Carolina, the beach to the dune line is considered public property and anyone can use it. Access, however, is not a public right. That roads in the Sand Dollar Shores HOA such as Sea Breeze or Plover are public and maintained by the state is not at issue. Hovey’s contention is that in 1983, when the developers granted the easement for the roads to the state, that easement went to the beach. It did not end at a cul-de-sac or at an oceanfront property.

Northeast
Advocacy

Sea level rise creates ‘a parallel universe’

KITTERY, Maine -- A “town planner” of a coastal community, a “scientist” and a summer “homeowner” whose house is two blocks back from the ocean face an audience. The topic is sea level rise and each one of them has a lot to say.

Northeast
Advocacy

Seaweed collector’s arrest in Rhode Island revives age-old debate on beach access; Massachusetts laws date to Mayflower days

When Charlestown, Rhode Island, resident Scott Keeley went to the beach on a sunny Sunday, he thought he had state law on his side: the Rhode Island Constitution says he’s allowed to collect seaweed along the shore, and, he believes, nothing in there prevents him from sitting down to shake out the sand from his haul.

West Coast
Advocacy

Long Beach's Coast Is Polluted. This Pile Of Gnarly Rocks Is Part Of The Reason

There's a 2-mile rock wall off the coast of Long Beach that's been one of the most important — and controversial — pieces of infrastructure in Southern California for the past 70 years.

Mid-Atlantic
Advocacy

Duck, North Carolina hears comments on lack of beach accesses

When anticipated fireworks over a beach access issue failed to materialize during the June 5 Duck Town Council meeting, the only storm in Duck last Wednesday night was from falling rain outside.

Gulf of Mexico
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Beach access provides an interesting line of questioning

Collier County commissioners want to draw a line in the sand. Not a figurative line in the sand with the school board over money for school deputies or with the PACE providers over home improvement loans.

International
Advocacy

Environment charities urge Scotland ban on polycarbonate in tough new climate change laws

SCOTTISH environmental groups are today urging the Scottish Government to bring forward tougher new laws including a polycarbonate ban to tackle waste and pollution from plastics.

International
Advocacy

Used and Abused: How Much Can the Oceans Take?

Unrelenting pressures and mounting uses in Rhode Island alone highlight stress humans are inflicting upon the marine environment

Mid-Atlantic
Advocacy

Duck seeks to address access questions after noisy arrest

North Carolina - The town of Duck is caught in the middle of a social media uproar after the arrest of a local business owner seeking to put a spotlight on the lack of public beach access.

Southeast
Advocacy

Charleston groups head to Supreme Court over controversial cruise ship development

Screeching car alarms before sunrise. Snarled traffic on Laurens and Concord streets. Blaring Caribbean music piercing Charleston’s quiet.

West Coast
Advocacy

LOCALS FEUD WITH MIRAMAR OVER BEACH ACCESS

Local residents and Miramar Resort have engaged in productive conversations after a video showed resort staff kicking local families off the beach.

Southeast
Advocacy

Florida’s Toxic Algae Crisis Is Still Happening and Everyone Should Be Outraged

Florida is well-known for its year-round warm climate and beautiful, sandy beaches. While beach tourism drives the state’s economy, people who visit and live in the Sunshine State are losing the long-standing recreational opportunities that they cherish.

Mid-Atlantic
Advocacy

Confrontation Stirs Beach Access Debate

DUCK — If there is one philosophy uniting the long string of communities along the Outer Banks, it is that their beaches should be open and free. And accessible.

Mid-Atlantic
Advocacy

North Carolina’s New Outlook on Climate Resilience

Two catastrophic hurricanes hit North Carolina between 2016 and 2018. These storms and the devastation they caused prompted Governor Cooper to initiate a comprehensive assessment of the state’s vulnerability to climate change and the increasing frequency and magnitude of disasters that are resulting.

West Coast
Advocacy

Miramar, Montecito Residents Butt Heads Over Beach Access

Management Told Families Celebrating Graduation That Kids Were a Noisy Nuisance

West Coast
Advocacy

What the Crash of Abalone and Invasion of Urchins Says About Ocean Health

If one word could ever have characterized the red abalone population of northern California, it might have been abundance. The coveted sea snails were so numerous in places that divers often found them stacked on top of each other two and three deep, their fat muscular feet — the prized edible part — spilling out from under their shells as they foraged for food. The animals eat algae, and for all of California’s modern history, they thrived in the lush coastal kelp forests of Sonoma, Mendocino and Humboldt counties.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

Reel Time: The elephant in the bay

It’s not with any pleasure that I sit down and write an outdoors column on water quality issues and red tide at one of my favorite times of the year. I’d rather be spending this time talking about tarpon, snook, redfish, trout and the plethora of other fish that swim area waters. Unfortunately, there’s an elephant in the bay.

International
Advocacy

Overwhelming support for more ambitious Canadian ocean protection targets, new survey finds

Canadian public shows clear support for recent policy actions to improve standards for marine protected areas

Mid-Atlantic
Advocacy

Coastal North Carolina Town Warns Beachgoers About Access

A town on North Carolina's Outer Banks is warning beachgoers that trying to walk to its public beaches could get you arrested for trespassing.

Gulf of Mexico
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Concerns raised over access to public beaches in Galveston

GALVESTON — City officials are pushing for clear signage indicating public access to some beaches in Galveston despite resident complaints about unmanageable crowds of tourists.

Mid-Atlantic
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In Duck in the Outer Banks, the beaches are public, but the access is not. A Duck resident was arrested last week for trespassing.

CNT continues to follow this story out of NC. Will the City act to improve the public's access? Will Surfrider step into the battle? We will be watching how this situation plays out.

Mid-Atlantic
Advocacy

Outer Banks Luminary Arrested for Checking His Homebreak

When Bob Hovey's confrontation with foul-mouthed homeowners went viral, Duck’s whole public image was put under scrutiny.

Great Lakes
Advocacy

Plans under way to secure and protect more of County’s south shore from wind power development

Prince Edward County, Ontario - Following the successful defence of the south shore of Prince Edward County from the impacts of industrial wind turbines, several organizations have been collaborating to secure and protect some of the last undeveloped natural areas along Lake Ontario’s northern shoreline.

Mid-Atlantic
Advocacy

In a Town Shaped by Water, the River Is Winning

Storms supercharged by climate change pose a dire threat to river towns. After two catastrophic floods, tiny Ellicott City faces a critical decision: Rebuild, or retreat?

Southeast
Advocacy

Judge rules in favor of Sarasota County in Beach Road Battle

SARASOTA — Sarasota County’s challenge to the constitutionality of two amendments to the county charter survived the first skirmish in the ongoing litigation.

West Coast
Advocacy

The 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill: An environmental 'shot heard around the world'

CNT Editor's Note: On the Memorial Day Summer Kick Off Podcast, Part II, we interviewed Andra Belknap from Ventura County, California. We discussed the famous Ventura oil spill from the late 1960's and referred to it as the Amaco Cadiz. That was wrong. The oil tanker Amoco Cadiz ran aground off the coast of Brittany, France, on 16 March 1978, and ultimately split in three and sank, all together resulting in the largest oil spill of its kind in history to that date. This story is about the actual late 1960's spill Andra was referring to.

Coastwide
Advocacy

The Increasing Worldwide Popularity Of Trash-collecting ‘Sharks’

People nowadays are inventing creative ways on how to participate in the fight against climate change. Some are using a fishing net to pick up plastic waste in the ocean, while others incorporate fun in social media to raise awareness in the growing concern over our environment.

West Coast
Advocacy

Free Surf Beach? Lompoc officials seeking end to annual plover restrictions

If some of Lompoc’s leaders get their way, the annual closures at the city’s closest publicly accessible beach may become a thing of the past.

International
Advocacy

We're Now At A Million Plastic Bottles Per Minute - 91% Of Which Are Not Recycled

Every person reading this has used a plastic bottle, many of whom likely used one in the past day or week. Plastic, in the recent decades, has become a staple of convenience and a modern lifestyle. The surge in plastic bottle use has accompanied a desire for bottled water as Asia has modernized its lifestyle.

Southeast
Advocacy

Sunbather run over on Fernandina beach - 2nd hit-and-run involving a sunbather in less than a month in Nassau County

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. - A woman sunbathing on a Fernandina beach was run over Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

Gulf of Mexico
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Ocean Springs will build beach sidewalk after legal battle

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - A city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is moving ahead with plans to build a new sidewalk by a beach, after homeowners lost a legal battle to block the project.

West Coast
Advocacy

Coastal Commission Approves Public Access Map—With MRCA Input

The California Coastal Commission and the City of Malibu have finally come to an agreement after seven years of back and forth.

Southeast
Advocacy

Vilano residents object as county looks for savings on Army Corps project

Even though the county stands to make money in a project that also adds needed beach parking, there is still some collateral push-back.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

Walton County, Florida works to expand beach accesses

SANTA ROSA BEACH — The Walton County Commission and its Tourist Development Council continue their aggressive push to provide access to public beaches.

Mid-Atlantic
Advocacy

Town of Atlantic Beach enforces 1-hour paid parking spaces for the summer

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (WNCT) - The town of Atlantic Beach has lowered the number of time visitors can park at designated zones.

Northeast
Advocacy

Goose Rocks Beach appeal before Maine’s highest court

KENNEBUNKPORT -- Nearly a decade after beachfront property owners filed a lawsuit against the town over their property rights at Goose Rocks Beach, the state’s highest court heard an appeal disputing a lower court ruling issued last year granting title rights to the town of Kennebunkport.

Northeast
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Maine's High Court To Hear Appeal In 10-Year-Long Fight Over Access To Southern Maine Beach

A ten-year-long fight over access to Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport returns to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court Wednesday.

International
Advocacy

Britain goes a week without coal power for the first time since the Industrial Revolution

Britain has relied on burning coal for power since the Industrial Revolution, which began in the UK in the 18th Century and spread to other parts of the world.

Arctic & Antarctica
Advocacy

'No negotiations:' Inuit group wants Arctic areas saved from development

A Canadian military Griffon helicopter flies along the shoreline of Baffin Island on Tuesday August 26, 2014. An Inuit land claim group is asking the federal government to permanently rope off large sections of the eastern Arctic to any future industrial development.

International
Advocacy

Manmade Structures in Waterways Are Severely Damaging Ecosystems

An estimated two-thirds of the Earth's longest rivers have been corrupted by dams, reservoirs or other manmade structures, seriously harming some of the most important ecosystems on the planet, researchers said Wednesday.

International
Advocacy

Sand mining 'mafias' destroying environment, livelihoods - UN

Extraction in rivers and beaches has increased pollution and flooding, lowered groundwater levels, hurt marine life, and exacerbated the occurrence and severity of landslides and drought, UN says.

Northeast
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Director of New York's Peconic Estuary Program outlines updates on program

The Peconic Estuary Program, one of 28 national estuary programs mandated by the 1972 Clean Water Act, will be seeking local input this summer on community areas that residents would like to see restored.

Northeast
Advocacy

New Jersey governor signs public beach access law

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. — New Jersey’s governor signed a law Friday intended to protect the public’s right to reach the beach in a state where some shore towns have employed a wide variety of tactics to discourage outsiders from sitting on or even walking across their sand.

International
Advocacy

New Zealand - Crowdfunded beach in danger from overuse

It's been dubbed "the people's beach". But it's perhaps people that Awaroa could use fewer of, says an ecologist who has been visiting the stunning Tasman Bay spot each year for three decades.

Southeast
Advocacy

What does the beach renourishment project mean for our sea turtles?

Gasparilla Island, Florida - Last week the United States Army Corps of Engineers in Jacksonville announced that some Gasparilla Island beaches in Lee County would be renourished this summer, which initially sounds like a great idea. Beaches in the Historic District have lost a great deal of sand in the last few years, leaving a big dropdown from the sea wall.

International
Advocacy

Japan begins last round of 'research' whaling off Pacific coast

AOMORI - Japanese whaling vessels launched on Saturday the last round of what Japan calls scientific research off the Pacific coast ahead of the country's pullout from the International Whaling Commission next month for commercial hunting.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

Beach Access Fight: Judge grants delay to Walton

Walton County has been given until May 6 to verify that it has notified all beach property owners of its intention to seek a declaration of customary use.

Gulf of Mexico
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Beach leaders discuss efforts to clean up the Gulf

MADEIRA BEACH, FLORIDA — Members of the Barrier Islands Governmental Council got a lesson in how fragile Florida’s waters are and how problems can be dealt with.

Arctic & Antarctica
Advocacy

Congress Seizes New Opportunity to Restore Arctic Refuge Protections

Washington, D.C. May 1, 2019 — In response to today’s U.S. House Natural Resources Committee vote passing the bipartisan Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act out of committee (the bill passed 22-14), Alaska Wilderness League, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, The Wilderness Society, Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges, Defenders of Wildlife, Environment America, Trustees for Alaska, Earthjustice, National Audubon Society, Center for Biological Diversity and Northern Alaska Environmental Center issue the following joint statement:

Northeast
Advocacy

OPINION: Everyone, even ‘outsiders,’ should be able to enjoy our beautiful beaches, rivers

Spring is here. For millions of folks in the Garden State that’s their cue to fast forward to plans for boating, beaches, fishing and waterfront strolls.

International
Advocacy

Apple Promotes Mangrove Conservation to Sequester 1 Million Metric Tons of CO2

Apple announced this week that it has partnered with Conservation International to protect and restore a 27,000-acre mangrove forest in Cispatá Bay, Colombia, which is expected to sequester 1 million metric tons of CO2 over its lifetime.

Southeast
Advocacy

IN FLORIDA, A NEW GOVERNOR SPEAKS THE WORDS, “CLIMATE CHANGE”

A ban in Florida on the words “climate change” appears to be ending. The DeSantis administration is showing new leadership where state government has been absent in the past.

Southeast
Advocacy

Beach access dispute causing headaches, lawsuits along Florida’s 30A

If you’ve been vacationing this week on the Florida Panhandle beaches of Walton County, which includes the popular stretch of Highway 30A, you may have had some difficulty renting an umbrella and chairs, or, worse, been shooed off the sand for setting up your towel too close to someone’s beachfront home.

International
Advocacy

Thailand: Maya Bay to remain closed "indefinitely"

The Maya Bay beach, which has been closed to the public since last year to allow coral restoration and beach recovery, would remain closed to visitors indefinitely, the head of Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, Woraphot Lomlim, said.

International
Advocacy

Dallas, TX: Earthx Banquets Presents Notable Environmental and Policy Leaders as they Discuss Real Solutions for the Planet

A compelling and varied bevy of recognized environmental and policy leaders will lead the conversation about sustainability at EarthxBanquets, a series of intimate evenings the week of EarthX. Beginning April 25 and running through April 27, banquets each night will help extend the EarthX experience offered at EarthxExpo and the nine conferences affiliated with EarthxConference. Banquets include a reception and dinner with tickets and tables available at www.earthx.org/banquet.

International
Advocacy

The Nature Conservancy launches $40M Blue Bonds scheme for marine protection

International environmental non-profit, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), has set a new ambition to unlock up to $1.6bn in the restoration and conservation of marine environments, through a $40m (£30m) "Blue Bonds for Ocean Conservation".

Coastwide
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7 Environmental Remediation Trends And Why They’re Important (And, Dredging Makes the List)

Environmental remediation represents a promising solution to many of today’s most pressing concerns. With the perils of human encroachment, remediation services help to offset the damage, preserving natural habitats and restoring balance to sensitive ecosystems. Through these efforts, progress is possible.

International
Advocacy

South Pacific: Big Win For Surfers In Fiji

Chinese developers have mega-resort permit pulled after lengthy court battle

International
Advocacy

Seychelles: President issues underwater plea to protect oceans

Danny Faure gives speech from submersible 120 metres below surface of Indian Ocean

Great Lakes
Advocacy

Ontario: Rolling out the carpet for accessibility at North Bay's waterfront

'It means a lot of my friends are now going to be able to access our downtown lake, dip their toes in the water and enjoy the lake like everybody else' Linda Thomas-Ouellette

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

Florida: Simmering hostilities greet tourists in South Walton

It is telling that the two sides in Walton County’s bitter battle over its beaches don’t even agree about what it was last year that blew apart decades of harmonious relations along one of Florida’s most beautiful coastlines.

Northeast
Advocacy

New Jersey finally reaches a sensible consensus on beach access (for now)

The state Legislature has overwhelmingly approved a bill making clear the public’s right to get to and enjoy beaches and riverfronts.

Coastwide
Advocacy

The Power of Purpose: How Surfrider and Activista Created the United States And Oceans of America

The Surfrider Foundation has been one of the leading nonprofits on the frontlines of lobbying for our oceans and their recent "United States and Oceans of America" campaign generated a huge amount of buzz and awareness.

International
Advocacy

Nordic Countries Call for Ocean Plastic Treaty

Nordic governments have become the first in the world to formally call for a global treaty to tackle ocean plastic.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

Opinion: Better public access needed to Holiday Isle beaches

FLORIDA - It’s time for Destin and Okaloosa County to act on Holiday Isle beach access.

Southeast
Advocacy

RECORD EDITORIAL: Is paid parking a taxpayer double-dip?

As the county grows and the “T-word” (taxes) continues to be a political poison pill to most state and local elected officials, residents are increasingly caught in the intersection of a coming “decision collision.”

Hawaii & Alaska
Advocacy

Hawaii News: The fight for beach access

ALIOMANU, HI — The pending sale of a piece of property in Aliomanu is triggering the closure of a streamside path that people have been using to access the beach for years.

West Coast
Advocacy

California Moving Toward Greater Public Beach Access at Hollister Ranch and Beyond

In the latest chapter of a 40-year battle over who gets access to the California coast, the tides could be turning in favor of the public; but not without a fight from private landowners. The state has taken major new steps to establish access and to broaden public input in their decision making.

International
Advocacy

Cool Post of the Day: Aerial photographs of Barcelona reveal the geometric patterns of the coastal city

This gorgeous series by Márton Mogyorósy explores the coastal city of Barcelona from above, exploring the geometric patterns found in the Spanish city’s buildings, shore, and sea.

Northeast
Advocacy

Opinion: With summer on the way, will New Jersey’s new beach-access bill make waves? | Mulshine

Spring is in the air. The days are getting longer, the sun is shining and the crocuses are blooming. You know what that means? Yup. It means more battles over beach access. These battles have been going on at the Jersey Shore for as long as I can remember. The battle lines are quite different than what many people believe.

Hawaii & Alaska
Advocacy

Portlock Hawaii residents asked to cut back vegetation for public beach access

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Conservation and Coastal Lands division surveyed a stretch of beach fronting homes in the Portlock area earlier this week, and will be notifying about 10 property owners of their need to have vegetation trimmed or cut back.

Northeast
Advocacy

Opinion: Massachusetts Climate change proposals deserve lawmakers’ consideration

There are three proposals before Beacon Hill lawmakers that could help pay for how we cope with the impacts of climate change — all should be considered.

Northeast
Advocacy

Public beach access bill passes N.J. Legislature

MARGATE — Sally Carter’s father still goes to the beach, but at 81 years old, it’s a struggle. Ahead of his visit, he calls the lifeguard station and asks for assistance getting over the dunes and onto the sand, Carter said. “It’s very limiting,” the lifelong Margate resident said while walking her dog on the beach Tuesday morning.