Beaches

July 2, 2016, 7am PDT
A rowdy collection of Palos Verdes surfers, some of them middle-aged, will resort to criminal tactics to keep outsiders away from their favorite spot. They've even built a fort, and officials are having trouble getting rid of it.
LA Times
June 21, 2016, 11am PDT
A group of "citizen data scientists" produced a predictive analytic model that offers citizens better information about water quality on beaches along Lake Michigan in Chicago.
Data-Smart City Solutions
February 18, 2014, 9am PST
The Metropolitan Beaches Commission has improved conditions and facilities at many of Massachusetts' beaches since its inception in 2006. Recently, however, the commission called for funding to be restored to pre-recession levels.
Boston Globe
June 14, 2013, 10am PDT
New York City is marking its continued recovery from Superstorm Sandy with redesigned beach signs.
Atlantic Cities
May 20, 2013, 8am PDT
Just seven months ago Hurricane Sandy damaged 94 percent of New Jersey's beaches and eroded dozens of miles of coastline in New York. As waterfront communities rush to rebuild before summer, some fear disastrous long-term consequences.
The New York Times
June 28, 2012, 12pm PDT
A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council ranks the cleanest and dirtiest beaches in the U.S. Jessica Camille Aguirre gives an overview of the group’s findings and discovers a less than significant improvement in overall water quality.
NPR
March 28, 2012, 5am PDT
As climate change accelerates coastal erosion across the continent, officials everywhere look to San Francisco to see how it will stem the tide, Felicity Barringer reports.
New York Times
April 3, 2011, 7am PDT
A proposal to build thousands of wave energy generators off the coast of Southern California has environmentalists, fishermen and surfers up in arms.
Los Angeles Times
March 4, 2011, 12pm PST
A city in Michigan has initiated a plan to provide greater beach and park access to those who are disabled.
South Bend Tribune
September 12, 2010, 1pm PDT
Unlike at other beach resorts, the New Smyrna Beach traffic accidents happen on the beach itself. Sea turtles receive protection from the traffic allowed on the beach, but not children. On Sept. 5, a 4-year was run over fatally, the 2nd this year.
The New York Times - U.S.
September 8, 2010, 12pm PDT
Alex Bozikovic hits the beach with his son at a new public space in Toronto: Sugar Beach, an urban park built on a former industrial site.
No Mean City
January 8, 2010, 2pm PST
A group of Southern California nudists is criticizing parks officials who buried a dead sea lion near their controversial stomping grounds -- a stinky development in the long battle between nudists and officials over the contested beach.
The Orange County Register
September 5, 2009, 5am PDT
As environmental conditions erode sand along the tourist-heavy beaches in Cancun, some hotel owners are taking drastic -- and illegal -- measures to rebuild their beaches.
The New York Times
July 31, 2009, 7am PDT
With the new California budget slashing state park funding, as many as 100 parks and beaches could close. Park officials are seeking funding to keep parks open, including corporate sponsorship opportunities.
Los Angeles Times
March 11, 2009, 8am PDT
A group of surfers has successfully blocked an environmentally-harmful beach dredging and repair project in Florida, at least temporarily. The project was meant to counteract beach erosion problems, but was protested over concerns about local reefs.
The New York Times
November 5, 2008, 12pm PST
The Wedge -- a well-known bodysurfing spot in Newport Beach made famous in the 1966 surf film "The Endless Summer" -- is becoming a part of local history, thanks to a group of bodysurfing preservationists.
Los Angeles Times
September 24, 2008, 7am PDT
An obscure law in Texas outlawing buildings on public beachfront could be invoked to seize hundreds of properties. Hurricane Ike has pushed the tide line closer to many homes, making them subject to the law even if they weren't damaged.
Los Angeles Times
June 19, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>As a Texas beach erodes and the waves come closer to shore, homeowners are scrambling to figure out what to do when the public beach invades their private property.</p>
NPR