Sea level rise: three visions of a future summer holiday at the coast

Sea levels could be two metres higher by 2100. How will our relationship to the drowned coast change?

David Jarratt, Senior Lecturer in Coastal Tourism, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
July 31, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change sea-level-rise holidays travel beach tourism coasts rewilding coastal-ecosystems vacation


Half of world's sandy beaches could disappear due to sea level rise by 2100

Sandy beaches are densely populated and occupy more than one third of the global coastline.

Abiy S. Kebede, Lecturer in Flood and Coastal Engineering, Brunel University London • conversation
March 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  climate-change  sand  sea-level-rise  coastline  oceanography  coastal-erosion  beaches

Shark attacks were ‘unusually low’ in 2019

Shark attacks in 2019 were unusually low for the second year running, but the elusive foot-long cookiecutter shark scored a personal best with three.

Natalie van Hoose-Florida • futurity
Jan. 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: sharks beaches oceans science-and-technology recreation

Grooming for ‘natural beauty’ messes up beach biodiversity

Attempts to turn Southern California beaches into Instagram-worthy tourist hot spots are stripping them of their biodiversity, a new study shows.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Aug. 5, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: biodiversity beaches oceans ecosystems earth-and-environment

Big flocks don’t always signal waterbird hotspots

"If we want to preserve our beaches, shorelines, and rivers we need to know which areas are actually hotspots that need conserving."

Jessi Adler-Michigan State • futurity
July 30, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: conservation birds beaches rivers earth-and-environment lakes

Normandy sand holds relics of D-Day

Sand from a 1988 visit to Omaha Beach—site of the ferocious D-Day invasion—reveals that traces of the battle remain there long after June 6, 1944.

Marc Airhart-Texas • futurity
June 6, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: sand history world-war-ii france beaches featured society-and-culture wars

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