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  • Shrinking Shores

    The Naples Daily News explored the state of Florida’s beaches, and how little the state invests in this important asset at a time when development is allowed at a rapid pace. The project found the lack of investment has resulted in much of the state’s coastline receding and local governments are burdened with managing erosion. Even though beaches generate billions annually for the state in tourism-related sales taxes, Florida's lawmakers and governors typically return less than $1 to the shore each year for every $100 they take. Part 1: http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/special-reports/2016/11/11/shrinking-shores-how-florida-leaders-failing-states-famous-beaches/92052156/
  • Last Chance

    "The series explains that there's a 10-year opportunity to restore Louisiana's eroding coastal wetlands and shoreline, including barrier islands. If major restoration projects costing billions of dollars are not begun by then, it may be too late to save much of the ecosystem. The series explains the myriad of proposals for restoring the coast, and the bureaucratic, social, economic and scientific obstacles in their way."
  • Paradise at Risk

    As erosion continues to eat away at Florida's beaches, tourism, a staple of the state's economy, will decline. This fact led to "Paradise at Risk," an in-depth look into the dollars behind the disappearance of the shoreline. This Gannett investigation involved 67 journalists at three Florida newspapers, three TV stations and two news bureaus.
  • Crisis along the coast

    The Inquirer takes a deep look into the development business along America's Eastern coastline beachfront properties and their vulnerability to reoccurring disasters that plague the area. The six part series looks at the large amounts of money invested in shoreline areas by the government and privately owned business.
  • When No One is Watching

    GQ reports how people had no idea how brutal teenage girlfriends could be. On a Friday night in mid-November, under a full moon, 14 1/2-year-old Reena Virk was beaten by her teenage girlfriends, drowned and left to drift face-down in a tidal inlet in the suburbs of Victoria, British Columbia. Those things are certain. The rest is lies, half-truths, make-believe. Stories. Police and prosecutors had to reconstruct events from the statements of teenagers: They had to practice the art of storytelling. And standing in the way of a coherent narrative was the enveloping code of silence of the kids out by the Gorge. Many of the kids at Shoreline junior high had heard about the dead chick in the water; none of the kids from the neighborhood ratted.
  • Shoreline in Peril

    For years, the rich and powerful have built lavish second homes along the 75-mile Atlantic Ocean shoreline from Fire Island to the Hamptons, and for just about as long, the forces of nature have come along to eat away at what some have called one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. While building on property they own is the right of anyone who can afford it, this investigation found that to a large extent, property owners on Long Island's ocean shores were doing it at the public expense.
  • Battlements along the Ohio

    Louisville Magazine examines the Louisville Water Company's proposal to build a string of five-story wells along the scenic eastern shoreline, a proposal that promises to stir up a flood of opposition.