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  Coastal Program
National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grants are awarded each year to coastal States for the acquisition, restoration, or enhancement of coastal wetland ecosystems.
A "coastal ecosystem" includes estuaries and coastal waters and lands located at the lower end of drainage basins, where stream and river systems meet the sea and are mixed by tides.
Today, these species and their habitats face serious threats in coastal regions from human population growth and the development and disturbance that are often a consequence of growth.
ecos.fws.gov /coastal/viewContent.do?viewPage=home   (706 words)

  Coast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Human development of coastal land, particularly for recreational or industrial uses are similarly threatened by sea level rise, but also contribute to aesthetic problems of land use and reduced natural coastal habitat.
Another major hazard for coastal marine life is the large number of small oil spills created by large and small vessels powered by petroleum which flush bilge water directly into the ocean.
Coastal weather is heavily influenced by the ocean and while this can sometimes result in dangerous storms such as Nor'easters and hurricanes, the coastal climate is often cooler and more temperate than corresponding inland areas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coastal   (1040 words)

 Coastal Population and Development Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Coastal areas are among the most crowded and developed in the nation.
Coastal population and development data may be accessed on-line and downloaded.
There are 673 coastal counties in the United States: 285 in the Atlantic, 142 in the Gulf of Mexico, 88 in the Pacific, and 158 in the Great Lakes.
spo.nos.noaa.gov /projects/population/population.html   (1614 words)

 Coastal Treasures of Belize
The coastal land is where humans, thousands of creatures, clear waters and time converge to create a unique multifaceted region and a rich country.
The many functions and roles of the coastal habitats and inhabitants are evident in the bustle of activities and uses of the region from north to south and from east to west.
This is a complex system that includes the shoreline, in addition to the coastal plains, the lagoons and estuaries, the cayes and atolls, plus the subtidal area within the 19 kilometer territorial limit and a 322 kilometer exclusive economic zone.
www.belizenet.com /coastal/1.html   (534 words)

Coastal's business, directly and through its various subsidiaries and divisions, includes petroleum refining, marketing and distribution, natural gas transmission and storage, and oil and gas exploration and production.
Coastal trades in the futures markets primarily to hedge the value of its positions in raw materials and refined products.
During the relevant period, Soule worked in Coastal's Houston office and was one of two persons responsible for placing orders to the floor of the NYMEX for Coastal's trading activity.
www.cftc.gov /enf/98orders/enfcoastal.htm   (1585 words)

 Ecotrust Publications - Characteristics of the Coastal Temperate Rain Forest   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Coastal temperate rain forests are found in wet, cool climates where the collision of marine air and coastal mountains causes large amounts of rainfall.
The worldwide distribution of coastal temperate rain forests has always been limited and today much of their remaining thirty to forty million hectares is located in Chile and along the Pacific Northwest of North America.
The growing importance of recreation, tourism, and environmental services in the economies of many coastal areas as well as the recognition that methods of conventional resource extraction deplete natural capital are forcing a reappraisal of resource-based industries and the landscapes they leave behind.
www.ecotrust.org /publications/ctrf.html   (772 words)

 Wisconsin Coastal GIS Applications Project - A Resource Guide for Great Lakes Coastal Hazards in Wisconsin
Coastal property owners are acutely aware of hazards during periods of high water levels and especially right after a damaging storm or a bluff failure, but this awareness fades over time as the threat to coastal property diminishes.
Coastal flooding is a serious issues along two low-lying sections of the Lake Michigan shore: southern Kenosha County and the western shore of Green Bay from the City of Green Bay to the Michigan state line (WCMP 1992, Addendum p.
Coastal counties account for 19 percent of the area of the state, yet make up 39 percent of the population.
coastal.lic.wisc.edu /urpl999.htm   (4995 words)

Coastal was interviewed as part of the Erasing Clouds 100 Musicians Answer the Same 10 Questions.
For all you Spanish speakers coastal was recently interviewed by bodyspace.net
Coastal will be playing two shows in August in Hollywood with label mates Lorna.
www.coastalrock.com   (210 words)

 Coastal Zone Management Program
The nation’s coastal and ocean resources are under increasing pressure from population growth and development.
The National Coastal Management Program is a federal-state partnership dedicated to comprehensive management of the nation’s coastal resources, ensuring their protection for future generations while balancing competing national economic, cultural and environmental interests.
The CPD is responsible for advancing national coastal management objectives and maintaining and strengthening state and territorial coastal management capabilities.
www.ocrm.nos.noaa.gov /czm   (249 words)

 NOAA's National Ocean Service: Population Trends Along the Coastal United States: 1980-2008
On March 1, 2005, NOAA released Population Trends Along the Coastal United States: 1980-2008 (pdf, 4.6 mb, 54 pp), a report that presents an overview of coastal population trends from 1980 to 2003 and projected change in coastal population by 2008.
Coastal areas in the U.S. are home to a wealth of natural and economic resources and include some of the most developed areas in the nation.
The narrow coastal fringe that makes up 17 percent of the nation's contiguous land area is home to more than half of its population.
www.oceanservice.noaa.gov /programs/mb/supp_cstl_population.html   (409 words)

 NOAA Home Page - Coasts
Coastal waters are rich in living and nonliving marine resources that sustain prosperity and economic growth nationwide.
Coastal Data Development Center — maintains a searchable metadata catalog of coastal data, developing gateways to data repositories and uses middleware technology to provide data in user specified formats.
Coastal Zone Management - is a unique federal-state partnership that provides a proven basis for protecting, restoring and responsibly developing the nation's important and diverse coastal communities and resources.
www.noaa.gov /coasts.html   (1051 words)

 Coastal Plain province | The Geology of Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The topography of the Coastal Plain is a
The Virginia Coastal Plain is underlain by a thick wedge of sediments that increases in thickness from a featheredge near the Fall Zone
Latest Tertiary and Quaternary sand, silt, and clay, which cover much of the Coastal Plain, were deposited during interglacial highstands of the sea under conditions similar to those that exist in the modern Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries.
www.wm.edu /geology/virginia/coastal_plain.html   (435 words)

 Coastal - Epitonic.com: Hi Quality Free and Legal MP3 Music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Utah's Coastal are making their mark on the "slo-core" movement through an inspired mix of restraint and gorgeous melody.
As their name might suggest, listening to Coastal is like emerging from a storm far out at sea.
Coastal's self-titled debut was released on Words on Music in 2001.
www.epitonic.com /artists/coastal.html   (300 words)

 DNREC Online - Delaware Coastal Programs
As Delaware's coastal landscape continues to develop in a low-density and sprawling manner, the health of valuable natural resources, many of which sustain local economies, is increasingly at risk.
It does this through the review of federal and state projects to ensure that they are consistent with state coastal policies, special area management planning, assistance to state and local governments for local land use planning, and other special on-the-ground projects related to Delaware's coastal resources.
The Delaware Coastal Programs (DCP) of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's (DNREC) Division of Soil and Water Conservation (DSWC) and the City of Wilmington's Department of Planning are requesting proposals for professional services for development of a Southbridge Neighborhood Plan for the community of Southbridge in South Wilmington, Delaware.
www.dnrec.state.de.us /dnrec2000/Divisions/Soil/dcmp   (1365 words)

 Wisconsin Coastal GIS Applications Project - Coastal GIS Training
At the outset of the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute/LICGF Coastal GIS Applications Project, a needs assessment was conducted to share information on the goals and objectives of the project and learn what interest Wisconsin Great Lakes coastal counties had in the application of GIS/LIS to coastal management issues.
The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, part of the Wisconsin Department of Administration, and overseen by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Council, was established in 1978 to preserve, protect and manage the resources of the Lake Michigan and Lake Superior coastline for this and future generations.
Several demonstrations of coastal GIS have been conducted to agencies at the local, county, state, and federal levels of government, as well as professional associations and other interested parties.
coastal.lic.wisc.edu /trainsum.htm   (2431 words)

 EPA > National Coastal Condition Report (2001) Factsheet
Existing data show that the overall condition of the U.S. coastal waters as fair to poor, varying from region to region and that 44% of estuarine areas in the U.S. are impaired for human use or aquatic life use.
Eutrophication in coastal waters is increasing throughout much of the United States and results in poor eutrophic conditions in the Gulf of Mexico, west coast and northeastern estuaries and in fair to good conditions in the remaining estuaries of the continental United States.
In 1998, states reported that 44% of estuaries and 12% of coastal shoreline in the United States (excluding Alaska) were impaired by some form of pollution or habitat degradation.
epa.gov /owow/oceans/nccr/nccrfs.html   (1028 words)

 Coastal Fisherman Newspaper -- A Look at Sportfishing and Boating in Ocean City, Maryland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The date of each weekly issue of the 2003 Coastal Fisherman is in bold type.
Coastal Fisherman is edited and published weekly from May through September and annually in January by Dale Timmons, Jr.
All stories, photographs and ad materials are the property of the publisher and may or may not be used without permission.
www.coastal-fisherman.com /report.html   (3205 words)

 Coastal Hazards Products, Projects, and Activities NOAA Coastal Services Center   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Coastal hazards include both natural and man-made events (chronic and episodic) that threaten the health of coastal ecosystems and communities.
Coastal communities have a significant reduction in loss of human, environmental, and economic impacts from both man-made and natural hazards.
Coastal managers have the knowledge and skills to develop and implement hazard mitigation policies and practices.
www.csc.noaa.gov /themes/coasthaz   (163 words)

 EPA > Oceans, Coasts, & Estuaries > Coastal Watershed Factsheets > Watersheds
As the streams and rivers flow to coastal waters, they are influenced by many land and water uses.
Upon reaching the coastal areas, the rivers empty into estuaries, which provide a unique habitat for a diverse group of organisms.
Nearshore waters, the areas directly offshore from the beach, are part of the coastal watershed because they are influenced by the activities going on along the shoreline and by pollutants coming from the land.
www.epa.gov /owow/oceans/factsheets/fact1.html   (1299 words)

 Coastal Info
The program regulates various activities on coastal lands and waters seaward of the continuous 10-foot contour in Baldwin and Mobile Counties of Alabama.
Coastal Zone Management Consistency Review of federally regulated activities, federal projects, federal permits and federal assistance to local communities in the coastal area.
The Coastal Program also funds or conducts studies and projects related to coastal area concerns and issues.
www.adem.state.al.us /FieldOps/Coastal/Coastal.htm   (306 words)

 Coastal Zone - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Coastal Environments : An Introduction to the Physical, Ecological, and Cultural Systems of Coastlines
Coastal Fluxes in the Anthropocene : The Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone Project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (Global Change - The IGBP Series)
Clean Coastal Waters: Understanding and Reducing the Effects of Nutrient Pollution
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /coastal_zone.htm   (158 words)

 A Taylor & Francis Journal: Coastal Management
Coastal Management is a peer-reviewed, applied research journal dedicated to exploring the technical, legal, political, social, and policy issues relating to the use of coastal resources and environments on a global scale.
Current areas of focus include coastal tourism, biodiversity in the coastal environment, seaport and waterfront management and planning, coastal hazards management and sea level rise, ocean policy and coastal state planning, coastal law and administration, water quality in the coastal environment, and international coastal management.
Public officials concerned with coastal issues; academic and agency researchers concerned with coastal management; private consulting and development organizations on local, national, and international levels.
www.tandf.co.uk /journals/tf/08920753.html   (273 words)

 California's Coastal Mountains
California's coastal mountains trace a sinuous 800-mile course from the northwest corner of Del Norte County south to the Mexican border.
The geologic history of California's coastal mountains begins several hundred million years ago when, according to current geologic theory, movement of the earth's crust set in motion the processes that created the coastal ranges.
Along this zone, folding of the sea floor along the margin of the North American Plate resulted in the creation of the Coast and Transverse ranges, which are composed of the crushed, crumpled, and folded sea floor sediments.
ceres.ca.gov /ceres/calweb/coastal/mountains.html   (1013 words)

 Department of Admissions
Coastal Carolina provides serious study in an ideal location for more than 7,000 students.
Located nine miles from Myrtle Beach, SC, Coastal offers baccalaureate degree programs in 39 major fields of study and 37 undergraduate minors, including nationally recognized programs in business and marine science, more than 100 student clubs and organizations, and NCAA Division I athletics.
Coastal is also committed to offering a personalized educational experience, and this commitment begins with the Admissions process.
www.coastal.edu /admissions   (182 words)

 Wisconsin Coastal Insurance
Coastal Insurance is insurance for the coasts and for the middle America www.coastal-insurance.com
A Coastal plain is an area of flat, low-lying land adjacent to a seacoast and separated from the interior by other features.
A coastline is properly a line on a map indicating the disposition of a coast, but the word is often used to refer to the coast itself.
www.coastal-insurance.com   (122 words)

 Virginia DEQ - Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program
Virginia CZM has developed strategies to address high priority needs in areas such as integrated coastal planning, use conflict resolution and managing shorelines to better prepare for coastal hazards, improve habitat and water quality...
Virginia CZM is solving local problems with local partners in the Dragon Run, in the Southern Watersheds of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach and in Northampton County...
This web site is provided by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program through a Coastal Zone Management Act grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of Commerce.
www.deq.virginia.gov /coastal   (245 words)

 Coastal Change Hazards: Hurricanes and Extreme Storms
One of the goals of the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program is a national assessment of coastal change hazards.
One such hazard is extreme storms and hurricanes as they provide a powerful force that generates dangerous waves and currents capable of moving large amounts of sand, destroying buildings and infrastructure, and reshaping our nation’s coastline.
The overall objective is to improve the capability to predict coastal change that results from severe storms.
coastal.er.usgs.gov /hurricanes   (180 words)

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