News, Articles and Media

PSDS has been informing the public on coastal and beach management issues and policies through a variety of media outlets for nearly 25 years. PSDS has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, National Public Radio, Times Picayune, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Raleigh News and Observer, and many more newspapers and websites.  

New York Times: A North Carolina Lifeline Built on Shifting Sands  
by Cornelia Dean  
The results have been predictable: Eroding on the ocean side and unable to move inland, Hatteras Island has narrowed. "Every year and every storm, the vulnerability just increases," Dr. Young said. 

Smithsonian: Preparing for a New River  
by Abigail Tucker
"We want them to say, I could be fixing this river," says Rob Young, the coastal geoscientist who designed the program. "I could be helping it heal. I could be uncovering sacred sites. That can be me. And it should be me."
Coastal Care Beach of the Month: Isles Bay Beach Montserrat
The Montserrat Reporter: A Study of Isle's Bay Beach- related to Sand Mining 
by Katie Peek & Rob Young
"We fear that the current plan to export the sand through the construction of new infrastructure along one of the most pristine, undeveloped beaches in the Caribbean is not the answer."



















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