State of our coasts Conference

Leatherman, SP. (1998). State of our coasts . 2 1360.

cited authors

  • Leatherman, SP


  • Coastal pollution is another area where national standards and monitoring are lacking. Each year the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) puts out a report on beach quality as obtained from state data on swimming closures, but the data are incomplete. Finally, coastal areas are continuing to urbanize at a rapid rate, but the only information available is a historic compilation from the U.S Census data and extrapolation of those rates of growth into the future NOAA. These issues are reviewed to formulate a national approach to better understand the coastal resource for recreational purposes like the oceanic beach.

publication date

  • January 1, 1998

start page

  • 1360


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