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July 30, 2019, 5am PDT
A designer was chosen in January, and conceptual rendering were released in July. Project boosters are also pushing an ambitious timeline that would start construction in late 2020.
Curbed New York
July 12, 2019, 1pm PDT
"It's like squatting by the rich," said one commissioner.
The Orange County Register
July 9, 2019, 11am PDT
The Gulf Coast is facing the environmental threat of algae blooms that cause rashes, stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.
The Houston Chronicle
August 11, 2018, 5am PDT
A particularly devastating red tide is ravaging the southwest Florida coast. The question of whether humans have caused the intensity of the event is still up for debate, according to this article.
National Geographic
June 11, 2018, 5am PDT
This summer, the seashore town of Wildwood is charging a fee for people with the right cars to park in a very convenient location.
The New York Times
June 1, 2018, 8am PDT
A homeowners group has successfully moved to severely limit public access to the beaches of Hollister Ranch, a 14,500-acre parcel to the west of Santa Barbara.
The Los Angeles Times
May 26, 2018, 1pm PDT
New York City hasn't been able to keep the beach from eroding.
The New York Times
August 29, 2017, 10am PDT
Communities and municipalities have deployed a surprisingly creative menu of policies to increase or restrict access to beaches. The Public trust doctrine, it turns out, is in the eye of the beach-holder.
Next City
August 21, 2017, 11am PDT
Saudi Arabia's government has made huge investments in the hopes of building new cities and districts to attract investment and tourism, despite past failures.
Bloomberg
July 10, 2017, 12pm PDT
A history of segregation and other barriers have made California's beaches and oceanfront disproportionately white.
High Country News
March 29, 2017, 1pm PDT
Researchers from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have produced a model of coastal erosion based on the impacts of expected sea level rise by the end of the century.
USGS
October 15, 2016, 7am PDT
In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, a researcher calls attention to the method behind the federal spending on billions of dollars of investment in unsustainable beaches.
The New York Times
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