An aerial photo of the Oceanside Pier in Oceanside. The Oceanside Marina is also visible.

Oceanside Debates the Future of its Coastline

As sea levels rise, California's coastal communities face difficult decisions about how to preserve coastlines and mitigate the looming threat.

June 24, 2021 - Voice of San Diego

New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina

Louisiana Coast Will Disappear, Study Says. The Only Question Is How Soon.

Sea-level rise has passed a tipping point in the Gulf of Mexico.

May 26, 2020 -

Governors Island

Proposal for the Future of New York's Governors Island

The island's 40-acre park is a recreational destination, but waterfront advocates would like to see more use of Governor Island's shoreline and maritime infrastructure.

May 15, 2019 - Crain's New York Business

The Environmental Disaster of Louisiana's Vanishing Coast

A rich new feature for ProPublica details what's described as "one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history."

September 1, 2014 - ProPublica

Georgia Court Upholds Marsh Protections

Those concerned with protecting Georgia’s 387,000 acres of salt marshes (and the $2 billion they bring to Georgia’s coastal economy) won a major victory this month.

August 2, 2014 - SaportaReport

Louisiana Lawmakers Facing Legal Drama Over Shrinking Coasts

Can Louisiana lawmakers succeed in retroactively overthrowing a lawsuit by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority against 97 oil and gas companies, all while the state's coastline continues to disappear at alarming rates?

May 29, 2014 - PBS NewsHour

Rush to Rebuild Could Cause Long-Term Damage to NY/NJ Beaches

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.

May 20, 2013 - The New York Times

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