Live Near the Ocean? Why You Should Plan a Community Beach Cleanup

EcoFriend

It’s no wonder that so many people choose to live at the beach. Why You Should Plan a Community Beach Cleanup appeared first on Ecofriend. Our oceans are some of our planet’s most gorgeous crown jewels, and they offer much more than… The post Live Near the Ocean?

Rising Seas Force Dune and Beach Movement

Environmental News Network

Evidence of the impact of rising sea level has been found in beach and sand dune movement along the Dutch coastline – indicating that the effect will impact all coastal areas. Rising Seas Force Dune and Beach Movement

Beach economics

Environmental Economics

Why do my kids look at me like I''m stupid when I tell this joke? The central bank must have increased the money supply. These sand dollars are worthless. I can''t even get a cup of coffee with these stupid things

Hawaii’s Plastic Beach

Green Home Blog

Hawaii’s Plastic Beach. Kamilo Beach. As the saying goes, what’s out of sight is out of mind, but there’s one place where all this pollution is being made painfully obvious: Hawaii’s Kamilo Beach, where every year tons of garbage are deposited by the waves and piled high on what was once beautiful white sand. What’s special about Kamilo Beach? The majority of the trash that washes up on Kamilo Beach – as high as 90% – is plastic.

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5 Reasons to Purchase Eco-Friendly Clothing for Your Beach Vacation

EcoFriend

Do the stories of polar bears, marine life, and majestic animals losing their… The post 5 Reasons to Purchase Eco-Friendly Clothing for Your Beach Vacation appeared first on Ecofriend.

Greek oil spill creates black plague on Israeli beaches

Green Prophet

A tanker from Greece dumped its bilge and catastrophic amounts of tar and oil are clogging Israel’s beaches. The recent crisis is a large oil spill which is currently washing mounds of goopy tar onto every inch of beach along Israel’s 170-mile coastline of the Mediterranean Sea. .

4ocean and Poralu Marine present BeBot, the beach cleaning robot

Inhabitant

Not only does it make beach cleanup much quicker than manual options, but it targets plastics in the design Used daily, BeBot aids in the effort as it rolls along the sand via remote control, quietly picking up debris as it goes.

Beach Safety Tips: How To Avoid Being Bitten or Stung This Summer

Cool Green Science

Know the habits of sea creatures to stay safe at the beach. The post Beach Safety Tips: How To Avoid Being Bitten or Stung This Summer appeared first on Cool Green Science. Latest Science Oceans Outdoor Rec sharks

Half Moon Bay, Calif.: a green Beach House and beyond

Green Traveler Guides

| Bay Area Eco-Getaway | We’re overlooking a perfect crescent of sandy beach, watching the clam diggers harvest a chowder. a green Beach House and beyond is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. All California Half Moon Bay Hotels North America San Mateo The Americas United States Beach House Reuters San Francisco Bay Area Silicon Valley

3,000 seabirds abandon their nests after drone crashes on beach

Inhabitant

A drone illegally flying in Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve crashed, scaring elegant terns. The seabirds left behind 2,000 or so eggs, rendering them non-viable

5 great green Maui beach resorts

Green Traveler Guides

But sometimes only a truly great beach will do … and then what? They’re hard to beat for their luau of family fun, business and wedding catering, and simply because they do have the best beaches, restaurants and spas. It’s on the most popular and best-known beach on Maui, and you can feel better while bronzing your body to know that a host of green practices makes your stay healthier for you, the staff and the environment. | Kapalua to Wailea |.

Israel’s Beach Season Opens With Litterbugs

Green Prophet

Despite periodic volunteer clean up efforts, much of Israel’s beach front suffers from public littering. Lawyer Amit Bracha, director of Israel’s Union for Environmental Defense , was a recent guest on Israel’s Channel 10 morning TV show, speaking on the official opening of beach season for 2012. A sample of left over trash on the Netanya beach. Israel Cleans up its Act And Recycles Its Beach Waste.

The Penguins of Boulders Beach

Nature Conservancy - Science

African penguins at Boulder Beach, South Africa. At Boulders Beach , it’s all about the penguins. And then they’ll appear, pretty much where you might expect: swimming in the water, standing on the beach, nesting in bushes. The strange thing is, if you had visited Boulders Beach fifty years ago, you would have seen nary a penguin. The beaches would have been quiet, empty. They avoided mainland beaches. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC.

Costs of beach nourishment in New Jersey

Environmental Economics

Farrell , a professor of marine geology at Stockton College of New Jersey, said that since 1985 80 million cubic yards of sand had been applied on 54 of the state’s 97 miles of developed coastline: a truckload of sand for every foot of beach. Cornelia Dean: New Jersey has embraced this approach with gusto. Stewart C.

LA County beaches close after an 8-hour sewage spill

AGreenLiving

On Monday night, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued an order to close several beaches along Santa Monica Bay following a raw sewage spillover on Sunday. The spill lasted for over eight hours and led to the closure of all public beaches within the affected area, including El Segundo Beach and Dockweiler State Beach. LA County beaches close after an 8-hour sewage spill.

Field research: measuring beach width for a random utility model

Environmental Economics

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Field research: measuring beach width for a random utility model

Environmental Economics

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10 Best Sublime Beaches in the Middle East

Green Prophet

You might not be able to strut around in a thong or sun tan topless in the Middle East, but there are many beautiful beaches in the region that just don’t get enough fanfare. That’s why we have rounded up ten of the most sublime sandy destinations from Abu Dhabi and Oman to Libya and Turkey with a focus on less-trafficked beaches that will refresh your soul while you soak up vitamin D. Paradise Beach – Asilah, Morocco. Iztuzu Beach – Dalyan, Turkey.

Plastic 'nurdles' found littering UK beaches

Green (Living) Review

A search of 279 beaches around the UK has found that almost three-quarters of them were littered with tiny plastic "nurdles" Volunteers signed up to search their local shoreline, ranging between Shetland and the Scilly Isles, for the lentil-sized pellets, used as a raw material to make plastic products.

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Do You Know Your Dog-Beach Etiquette?

Cool Green Science

A wet nose gently prods me awake, letting me know it’s time for our walk on the beach. With a big mug of coffee in one hand and the leash in the other, I walk Bailey, my scruffy black schnoodle to the beach here on Florida’s Amelia Island, one of the southern most Sea Islands in a chain of barrier islands stretching from South Carolina to Florida. At four years old, Bailey has the boundless energy of a puppy and the heart of a beach bum. Sign on the beach at Amelia Island.

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What is a California beach town willing to pay to avoid oil drilling?

Environmental Economics

I can't resist: On Tuesday, the residents of Hermosa Beach are going to vote yet again on an oil and gas drilling initiative — whether to allow a contract with the energy company E&B Natural Resources Management to proceed despite a current drilling ban.   An environmental-impact statement commissioned by Hermosa Beach listed nine potential areas of concern that it said the company would be unable to mitigate, including air quality, aesthetics and noise. Numbers.

Beach Clean-up, What You Can Do

Green Home Blog

Beach Clean-up, What You Can Do. Beach trash. It’s amazing how much litter ends up on beaches in the United States. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) investigators played volleyball at Illinois Beach State Park, but their aim wasn’t to have fun. They were trying to stir up beach sand and gravel to test for microscopic asbestos fibers – a process that is ongoing even today. As recently as 2010, 82,500 volunteers rid California beaches of 1.2

Half Moon Bay, Calif.: a green Beach House and beyond

Green Traveler Guides

| Bay Area Eco-Getaway | We’re overlooking a perfect crescent of sandy beach, watching the clam diggers harvest a chowder. a green Beach House and beyond is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. All California Half Moon Bay Hotels North America San Mateo The Americas United States Beach House Reuters San Francisco Bay Area Silicon Valley

Miami Beach Convention Center receives a stunning LEED Silver makeover

AGreenLiving

Global design firm Fentress Architects and Arquitectonia have given the 1950s-era Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) a sustainable and modern redesign — that has also recently received LEED Silver certification. More: Miami Beach Convention Center receives a stunning LEED Silver makeover.

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Going Green at the Beach? Use Natural Sunblocks

Green Prophet

Beach season is now beginning in Middle East countries sharing beach fronts on the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. Along with problems like beach littering ; and increasing and even record high summer temperatures in the Middle East due to global warming (?), More about climate issues that affect sun radiation exposure and using natural remedies: Israel’s Beach Season Opens With Litterbugs.

Heavily polluted Israeli stream cuts beach in half

Green Prophet

One of these streams, the Poleg Stream, now empties into the sea just meters from one of the city of Netanya’s most prestigious beachfronts, Poleg Beach. Poleg Beach’s popularity stems largely from the fact that visitors can literally drive their cars down to the beach area, instead of having to park some distance away and then descend flights of stairs or walk down steep inclines to reach the beachfront. Health beaches Israel marine pollution Netanya

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Environmental Economics: Beach hardening: market vs non-market values

Environmental Economics

Blog powered by TypePad Member since 05/2005 « Or we could just ask everyone to leave their refrigerator doors open | Main | Marcellus Shale is not a new pop band » February 28, 2011 Beach hardening: market vs non-market values Place me in the "critics" column: Should the state [of North Carolina], for the first time, allow structures that stabilize some stretches of beach but may starve others? State policy holds beaches in trust for public use.

Smoking Hot On The Beach

Eco Friendly Daily

Looking forward to some relaxing time on the beach this year? If you live near – or visit – a coastal beach, having healthy oceans becomes a more personal topic. After all, beach litter and floating debris are not the most endearing sights. Many people and organizations are busy advocating for clean water and beaches. These groups are united by a common concern for maintaining healthy oceans, ensuring safe beaches, and educating the public.

The Tricky Economics of Ongoing Subsidies for People Who Want Their Beach and Eat it Too

Environmental Economics

Some good stuff (new research) from a colleague of mine here at Ohio State (Sathya Gopalakrishnan--who I was smart enough to hire) and a couple of other 'contributors' from some schools in North Carolina*: The value of many oceanfront properties on the East Coast could drop dramatically if Congress were to suddenly end federal beach nourishment subsidies, a new study by researchers at three universities finds.

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What’s the value of a clean beach? Here’s how economists do the numbers

Environmental Economics

These estimates help to make the case for actions such as cleaning up beaches and protecting scenic areas as parks I was asked to write an article for The Conversation that explains how economists place values on environmental goods (with examples).    Here's what I came up with.     Apologies to all of those involved in the research if this comes across as self-promoting--the perils of writing with an editor. 

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What’s the value of a clean beach? Here’s how economists do the numbers

Environmental Economics

These estimates help to make the case for actions such as cleaning up beaches and protecting scenic areas as parks I was asked to write an article for The Conversation that explains how economists place values on environmental goods (with examples).    Here's what I came up with.     Apologies to all of those involved in the research if this comes across as self-promoting--the perils of writing with an editor. 

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Miami Beach Aquatic Center and Park will include 3 acres of native landscaping

AGreenLiving

Architectural firm Brooks + Scarpa recently unveiled its design concept for the new Miami Beach Aquatic Center and Park. Located just a block from the beach, the structure’s ocean-facing terraces provide sweeping views for community members to enjoy.

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Venice Eco Cottages: L.A.’s vintage green by the beach

Green Traveler Guides

Take Venice Beach, for instance. ’s vintage green by the beach is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | So Green, So Cool | There are so many Los Angeleses, even if you stand in the same spot. We remember coming here in the 1980s as an antidote to perfectly scripted Beverly Hills. Venice in those days was the outré actor of bad attitude and raw emotion without [.] Venice Eco Cottages: L.A.’s

Remote Saudi beach gets a makeover: would you book a beach holiday there?

Green Prophet

In Saudi Arabia, a team of environmentalists and corporate volunteers took to a beach along the southern Red Sea to do their bit for marine life. The Saudi crew, headed by an environmental team from Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem SpA, chose a beach cleaning project. Baish Beach is a stretch of sand in the Farasan Islands, located 50 km off the Saudi port city of Jazan, near Yemen and Eritrea. Kudos to these volunteers for their efforts on Baish Beach.

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Turkey’s Beaches Are Third Best in World for “Eco” Blue Flag Rating

Green Prophet

The country’s natural beaches enjoy little development (that might change) are now considered to be the top three beaches in the world. According to Blue Flag , an exclusively international eco-label given to beaches and marinas, Turkey’s beaches rank third in the world. The Turkish Environment Education Association General Manager Erol Gungor said, “383 beaches and 21 marinas in Turkey have been awarded so far, and now we are third in Blue Flag.”

Pick Up that Mask! PPE Littering the World’s Beaches, Ocean Conservancy Reports

AGreenLiving

The Ocean Conservancy released a disappointing report about the state of beaches today. PPE Littering the World’s Beaches, Ocean Conservancy Reports appeared first on Earth911. PPE Littering the World’s Beaches, Ocean Conservancy Reports. Eco about-the-state beaches earth watch inspire & motivate littering littering-the-world ocean ocean-conservancy report-aboutTheir global… The post Pick Up that Mask!

4ocean and Poralu Marine present BeBot, the beach cleaning robot

AGreenLiving

The business model allows them to support like-minded companies, support beach cleanups and donate to marine conservation. With this in mind, 4ocean partnered up with Poralu Marine in the launch of its beach cleaning robot, called BeBot. Not only does it make beach cleanup much quicker than manual options, but it targets plastics in the design. Original post: 4ocean and Poralu Marine present BeBot, the beach cleaning robot.

Port of Long Beach -- Putting California communities at risk

Sierra Club Compass

But while most of California continues moving the clean energy transition forward, the Port of Long Beach has taken a huge step backwards, promoting the interests and protecting the wallets of the toxic fossil fuel industry. In a controversial agreement that ignited community outcry, the Port of Long Beach recently approved a new lease to raise the amount of guaranteed coal exports, as well as to continue the Port’s petroleum coke exports (or petcoke, a byproduct of oil refining).

Ashkelon’s Sand Sculpture Festival Brings International Artists To Its Beaches

Green Prophet

It’s time to play on the beach, and Ashkelon has some beautiful beaches. Today, and until the 23rd of this month (August 2019), the Bar Kochba beach boasts 15 enormous sculptures created from fairy tales and sand. The Ashkelon Sand Sculpture Festival takes place until August 23 on the Bar Kochba beach. The port town of Ashkelon has been known for its strategic importance throughout history, and indeed since pre-history.

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Pink Balloon Protest: Lebanese Take Back Beirut Beach

Green Prophet

In the years since the war, most of the sandy stretches along the Mediterranean Sea have been usurped by wealthy developers, who – according to Abir Ghattas – have forgotten that Beirut’s beaches belong to everyone. And the only beach that is still available to everyone has been off-limits since the war. The day of beaching. One beach left. Grab your bathing suits, join this powerful initiative, and take back the beaches of Beirut.

A P­erfect Beach Holiday at Green Papaya in Thailand

Green Prophet

Although you can find the world’s most perfect sand and beaches on the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea in Sinai, or pristine beaches in the Gulf, sometimes we just want something a little different. This February we took one of our beach holidays to Thailand for a month. Once you are there, tucked away on a secluded beach, you can be almost sure that most full moon partiers won’t find you except for the occasional one that gets shipwrecked or lost.

Gulf oil disaster spills over to tourism on clean beaches

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Gulf oil disaster spills over to tourism on clean beaches 11 August 10 · 0 comments | Green Travel News | T hough there seems to be progress in stopping the leak in the Gulf, misperceptions about oil on beaches may take far longer for the travel industry to fix. One in 4 also named Panama City , Florida , as affected, although its beaches are clean and open.

Tastes Like Tar Sands: Crashing the Corporate Beach Party

Sierra Club Compass

" That's the message the activist light brigade delivered to attendees of the Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego this week when they crashed the corporate beach party -- via kayak flotilla. The activists weren't invited to the corporate beach party at the conference, but they came anyway because the message is so important. By Rachel Rye Butler, Sierra Club  Beyond Oil Campaign  Organizer. "No "No Tar Sands!" That's