After Florence, North Carolina Must Rebuild Vulnerable Beaches Once Again
These projects replenish the same areas again and again, and disproportionately benefit wealthy owners of seaside lots.
A Small Massachusetts Beach Community Fights Against Erosion
Plum Island is a case study in how communities are reacting not just to the ebb-and-flow of nature, but to a changing ocean.
Reporting From the Edge of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill
A collection of on-the-ground pictures and observations from Pacific Standard's staff.
Ocean Health Index: The Audacity of Necessity
The researchers behind the budding Ocean Health Index recognize the hubris of trying to summarize everything from water quality to fishing status to recreation in a single number, but they maintain it’s a necessarily audacious move.
Extending the Payment For Ecosystem Services Model Seaward
Economic models can illuminate the monetary value of beaches and mangroves, but if local people aren't engaged in conservation, market forces — and coastal ecosystems — may be dead in the water.