1. Floating Islands to Save Louisiana's Native American Land from Coastal Erosion


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    Video showing the Isle de Jean Charles Floating Island project using Floating Islands.

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    • A Walk Through Time: The Fethaland Fishing Station


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      A short film about the Fethaland Fishing Station, Shetland. Douglas Murray explains what happened at Fethaland - once a thriving hub of activity,but now deserted and threatened by decay and coastal erosion. Made in collaboration with Shetland Museum and Archives.

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      • Martin EcoSystems - Brand Film-HD


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        Louisiana is losing coastline to erosion daily. Martin Ecosystem is doing something about it. The Martin family is as passionate as they are smart. Watch and get to know them...

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        • Against Sand and Sea: Strategies on Coastal Defense


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          ** watch future Linda Hall Library lectures live at new.livestream.com/lindahall ** November 5, 2014, in the Linda Hall Library Auditorium. Dr. Joana Gaspar de Freitas is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the New University of Lisbon and a 2014 Research Fellow at the Linda Hall Library. Every year the media brings us news about coastal storms and damaging flooding somewhere in the world and these catastrophic events seem to be increasing. This type of natural disaster is not new. They have happened repeatedly in history, but historians normally are not interested in these subjects and scholars from natural sciences rarely deal with events that lie more than a few decades in the past. In this lecture. Dr. Gaspar will discuss the long-term perspective of humanity’s relationship with the sea and strategies to protect from its dangers. Using as examples case studies from Europe and the U.S., she will demonstrate how human choices over the last centuries have contributed to the enhancement of the natural hazards that we face today. Video produced by The VideoWorks of Roeland Park, Kansas.

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          • Coastal Communities Feel the Reality of Climate Change - The Matunuck Controversy


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            Matunuck Village tucked away on the south coast of Block Island Sound has residents and business owners embattled in a fight against Mother Nature, municipality and time. The severely eroding shoreline adjacent to homes and businesses in the village created a public safety concern for the Town that pitted residents against town and the state’s Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC).

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              Abel Collins, environmental advocate for the RI Chapter of the Sierra Club weighs in on the need for a coordinated effort in battling the effects of climate change in coastal Rhode Island.

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              • Locals Tackle Beach Erosion with Two Sticks and a String


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                Matunuck - Carrying the most rudimentary of tools, a group of coastal residents and environmentalists gathered at South Kingstown Town Beach, in the coastal village of Matunuck on Wednesday to learn the science of beach profiling. Using two marked sticks, literally tied together, at a distance of 2 meters apart by surveyors tape, the group headed down to the beach for their lesson in beach profiling.

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                • O'Brien Calls for Community Solution


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                  Fran O'Brien, owner of Tara's Tipperary Tavern on Matunuck Beach Road in South Kingstown calls for a community solution to dealing with severe coastal erosion issues along Matunuck Beach Road.

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                  • Town Plan Allows for Beach Access


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                    The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council on Tuesday evening affirmed the Town of South Kingstown's showing of planned mitigation of reasonable environmental impact measures and use conflicts in its approved 202 ft. sheet pile seawall construction project. Focused on a strip of beach along Matunuck Beach Road, the Town included the right to public access to the beach, contingent upon public safety.

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                    • Finnegan Says Town's Easement Prohibited his Rights of First Refusal


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                      Kevin Finnegan, owner of the Ocean Mist on Matunuck Beach Road in the village of Matunuck, Rhode Island is fighting back against the Town's plans to construct a 202 ft. sea wall on property directly adjacent to Finnegan's iconic waterfront restaurant. Finnegan, who had right of first refusal to purchase property adjacent to the Ocean Mist on the west, said his efforts were stymied by the Town's placement of an access, construction and maintenance easement placed on the property by former owner, Mary Carpenter, now deceased. Finnegan averred that purchasing the property with the easement in place would infer his agreement with the Town's plans to build the seawall.

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