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COAST. The margin of a country bounded by the sea. This term includes the natural appendages of the territory which rise out of the water, although they are not of sufficient firmness to be inhabited or fortified. Shoals perpetually covered with water are not, however, comprehended under the name of coast. The small islands, situate at the mouth of the Mississippi, composed of earth and trees drifted down by the river, which are not of consistency enough to support the purposes of life, and are uninhabited, though resorted to for shooting birds, were held to form a part of the coast. 5 Rob. Adm. R. 385. (c).

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And 94% of the 3,342 miles of coastline considered to be "pristine" in the original survey in 1965 is now protected, as it is either owned by the National Trust or is designated as an important natural area in the planning system.
The coastline encapsulates the beating heart of what the National Trust is about - looking after places of natural beauty rich in wildlife.
The trust has acquired land on the Great Orme, near Llandudno - the latest acquisition in a 50-year Neptune Coastline Campaign to protect special seaside areas.
Kahi Pacarro, Executive Director of Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii stated "We are ecstatic that more businesses are recognizing the importance in supporting grass roots non-profits that are making a tangible difference in Hawaii.
According to the group, the regulations, thwarted for the time being, are the first of three bills being used by the government to push for the appropriation and privatisation of forests, beaches, the coastline, the sea and the commons.
Washington, September 5 ( ANI ): The effects of coastline erosion as a result of rising sea-level rise in the vicinity of inlets, such as river estuaries, have until now been dramatically underestimated, researchers have found using a new model.
This study adheres to the definition of coastline counties used by the U.
Around the Dee, Mersey and Lancashire coastlines, the task will be led by Natural England's North West team.
Rising global temperatures are not simply melting ice in the Arctic, they are changing the geography of its coastlines.
But in many areas of New Jersey, there is still coastline littered with factories, warehouses and dilapidated marinas and boatyards--all of which block people from enjoying our most precious commodity--the waterfront.
Mare Nostrum, the large international section of the Biennale, also in Las Palmas, surveyed the effects of tourism, now the world's largest industry, on coastline development and communities from the Lebanon to Scotland.
What is an area of ocean lying between two coastlines, such as Long Island and Connecticut?