Puerto Rico’s tourism industry is booming as nations lift COVID-19 travel restrictions, but development is displacing people who have lived along its coastlines for years.
Coastal erosion in West Africa is a cause for global concern. The global community must rally to address climate change which is causing the retreat.
As sea levels rise, this natural form of beach replenishment might be an important factor in offsetting some of the damaging effects of climate change on beaches.
The direction a beach faces, relative to wind direction, largely determines how many bluebottles are pushed to shore.
The amount of microplastics in the environment is being significantly underestimated, research shows.
As authorities grapple with the best way to respond to the tragedy, it’s worth remembering all shark mitigation measures come with both merits and drawbacks – and none is a silver bullet.
The painful bites of female march flies can ruin your day at the beach. When we’re not there, they bite wallabies, birds, and even reptiles.
Australians tend to be fairly relaxed about the tsunami risk. But warnings from authorities to stay away from foreshore areas should not be ignored.
Surfing’s benefits to well-being aren’t often studied in economics terms. This is a major gap in our knowledge we’re now trying to fill.
Australia has thousands of beaches which differ greatly, from huge tides to high energy to recurring sinkholes.
An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic waste enters the ocean each year – equivalent to dumping in a garbage truckload of it every minute. A new report calls on the US to help stem the deluge.
Offshore oil drilling has a long history in California, but is highly unpopular today. The latest major spill is likely to fuel efforts to wind down oil and gas production statewide.
Many Sydneysiders have been heading to beaches in their local areas as the weather warms. So, if it’s allowed under the public health orders for your area, is it OK to go to the beach?
Nanoplastics and arsenic can affect some of the most basic functions of oysters.
Huge blooms of brown seaweed have fouled Florida and Caribbean beaches almost every year over the past decade. They originate in Africa and South America. and are fueled by human activities.
In principle, some portion of the shoreline is public land along virtually all US coasts. But these can sometimes overlap with private property interests, creating confusion and conflict.
As part of the nation’s massive wartime mobilization effort, millions of Americans, for the first time, traveled abroad – where many had their first encounters with the marine predators.
A trip to the beach is off limits for some people with a disability. We need to change that, and the law supports it.
Discrimination against trans women at Sydney’s McIver’s Ladies Baths is, sadly, just the latest in a long history of some Australians being excluded from the water.
The beach is synonymous with the Australian summer. But it has a long - and varied - history in this country too.