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Are Artificial Reefs the Wave of the Future?

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Multipurpose manmade reefs bring multiple benefits—both recreational and environmental.

Everyone loves the beach. That's why protecting beaches is such an important pursuit for coastal communities. The most common method of preserving beach sand is the seawall, which slows down longshore currents that shift sand away from the shore. But there is an emerging technique that has many advantages over the traditional seawall. Artificial reefs not only protect the beach from eroding......read more

Find a Clean Beach to Cool Down At

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The NRDC releases its annual report on beach pollution in America

With summer in full swing, many among us will be heading to a body of water, where cooling off is just a splash away. But do you know what the water quality is at your favorite vacation spot? Us neither. Luckily, the ever-resourceful folks at the NRDC have done the work for us. NRDC's 2012 report on water quality at beaches around the US is a useful guide, not only for vacationers looking for a......read more

Aerial Beachscapes by Gray Malin

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Photo series 'A La Plage, A La Piscine' captures sunny bliss by the sea

For his ongoing series A La Place, A La Piscine, photographer Gray Malin takes to the air in a doorless helicopter to capture exotic beachscapes from the sky. The results, a sampling of which you can see here, aren't doing anything to suppress our desire for a seaside vacation.  Malin’s photography showcases beaches large and small, rocky and sandy, crowded and untouched, from......read more

Beaches, "Send Them Away"

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Check out the excellent animated video for the catchy new tune from Melbourne's Beaches

Australian rockers Beaches are ready to release their their sophomore album, She Beats, and recently dropped this fun, lighthearted video to whet our whistles. Created for "Send Them Away," a bright, catchy number that screams summer fun, the Ben Montero-directed video is suitably lighthearted and sunny, with color-splashed animations of the girls playing along and cruising in a convertible.......read more

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