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26

Aug

Geese-scaring drone keeps Canadian beach cleanOfficials hope the aircraft will help prevent unsafe E. coli counts, which have caused beach closures in the past.

Geese-scaring drone keeps Canadian beach clean
Officials hope the aircraft will help prevent unsafe E. coli counts, which have caused beach closures in the past.

09

Aug

treehugger:

New York City is getting a new beach! "The area — 11,000 square feet at low tide — will feature sand, terraced seating, a kayak launch, a spot for fishing, tree-lined walkways and concession stands, all just minutes from Wall Street in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge."via NYC to build Brooklyn Bridge Beach along East River

treehugger:

New York City is getting a new beach!

"The area — 11,000 square feet at low tide — will feature sand, terraced seating, a kayak launch, a spot for fishing, tree-lined walkways and concession stands, all just minutes from Wall Street in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge."

via NYC to build Brooklyn Bridge Beach along East River

30

Jul

8 best secluded beaches in North America

05

Jul

Living by the ocean is good for your healthStudies show that beach-living can be a healthy, desirable lifestyle.

Living by the ocean is good for your health
Studies show that beach-living can be a healthy, desirable lifestyle.

19

Jun

Find the cleanest, safest beaches with updated Swim Guide appThe free app covers 5,000 beaches across North America.

Find the cleanest, safest beaches with updated Swim Guide app
The free app covers 5,000 beaches across North America.

28

May


 The best beaches of 2013  



Stephen Leatherman, aka ‘Dr. Beach’, reveals the best beaches in the U.S.
Stephen Leatherman, aka ‘Dr. Beach’, reveals the best beaches in the U.S.

15

Apr

Beach bacteria: DNA tests offer quick results on water health
Local officials have to shut down beaches for 24 hours to test for E. coli and other bacteria, but a costly new test could speed up that process.

Beach bacteria: DNA tests offer quick results on water health

Local officials have to shut down beaches for 24 hours to test for E. coli and other bacteria, but a costly new test could speed up that process.

04

Feb

treehugger:

British artist Tony Plant, a sand-painter and photographer who borrows his canvas from nature by using the wet sand of low-lying coastal lands of England as his working surface. His art is deceptively simple but impressive, employing simple tools like garden rakes to create large-scale sand artworks.
(via Artist’s Massive Sand Paintings Disappear With the Tides (Video) : TreeHugger)

treehugger:

British artist Tony Plant, a sand-painter and photographer who borrows his canvas from nature by using the wet sand of low-lying coastal lands of England as his working surface. His art is deceptively simple but impressive, employing simple tools like garden rakes to create large-scale sand artworks.

(via Artist’s Massive Sand Paintings Disappear With the Tides (Video) : TreeHugger)

22

Aug

Photo of the day: Sandy stroll along Blackpool BeachA man walks his dog on Aug. 21 along the beach in the seaside city of Blackpool, Lancashire, England.

Photo of the day: Sandy stroll along Blackpool Beach
A man walks his dog on Aug. 21 along the beach in the seaside city of Blackpool, Lancashire, England.

28

Aug

Visitors create standing sculptures by stacking smooth beach cobblestones at Surfers Point in San Buenaventura State Park in Ventura, California on Aug. 23. Stone stacking, also known as rock balancing, is the patient art of stacking rocks in various meticulous formations.

Visitors create standing sculptures by stacking smooth beach cobblestones at Surfers Point in San Buenaventura State Park in Ventura, California on Aug. 23. Stone stacking, also known as rock balancing, is the patient art of stacking rocks in various meticulous formations.