Coastal and Offshore Wind Energy Generation: Is It Environmentally Benign?

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Jennifer C. Wilson, Mike Elliott, Nick D. Cutts (University of Hull ) and the co-authors listed in the citation have published a new paper analyzing the environmental benefits (and risks) associated with coastal and off-shore wind energy generation.  The abstract to this paper: Offshore and coastal wind power is one of the fastest growing … Continue reading

Construction of an Environmentally Sustainable Development on a Modified Coastal Sand Mined and Landfill Site—Part 2. Re-Establishing the Natural Ecosystems on the Reconstructed Beach Dunes

A Water and Marine Sustainability Month Feature Article [tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Anne Marie Clements, Appollonia Simmonds (Anne Clements and Associates) and the co-authors listed in the citation have published an excellent paper focusing on the re-establishment of natural ecosystems on reconstructed beach dunes in a former sand-mining and landfill location.  The abstract/introduction to this good paper reads: … Continue reading

Participation and Sustainable Management of Coastal Lagoon Ecosystems: The Case of the Fosu Lagoon in Ghana

A Water and Marine Sustainability Month Feature Article [tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Frederick A. Armah, David O. Yawson, Alex N.M. Pappoe  and Ernest K.A. Afrifa (University of Cape Coast) have published a paper titled “Participation and Sustainable Management of Coastal Lagoon Ecosystems: The Case of the Fosu Lagoon in Ghana.”  The abstract of this good analysis follows: Participation … Continue reading

News: EU requests Portugal to ensure coastal developments comply with habitat protection rules

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D Brussels, 24 June 2010. The European Commission is requesting Portugal to ensure that coastal developments in sensitive natural areas are fully compliant with EU environmental protection law. The Commission is concerned that planning permission has been granted for two substantial developments in protected natural areas in the Alcácer/Grândola districts in the north of Alentejo, … Continue reading

Governing for Sustainable Coasts: Complexity, Climate Change, and Coastal Ecosystem Protection

Jane Lubchenco, Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently noted that ―all ocean ecosystems [are] rich in  beauty, bounty, and history but fragile in [their] susceptibility to unsustainable practices on land and in the oceans. Estuaries and coasts are the most productive and important, but also the most complex, of ecosystems on … Continue reading

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