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coastline

the outline of a coast, esp when seen from the sea, or the land adjacent to it

coastline

[′kōst‚līn]
(geography)
The line that forms the boundary between the shore and the coast.
The line that forms the boundary between the water and the land.
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Reyes claimed that pollutants coming from big companies along the coastline have been affecting the villagers' health and source of livelihood for many years now.
'Some people take insurance from insurance companies abroad, they then come over here to dump the ships on our coastline because they are supposed to spend money on decommissioning the ship.
Jean Rotz, author of the atlas called the Boke of Idrography dated 1542, used two means, omission and style of coastline. He mostly omitted hypothetical coastlines, so the Southern Land of other Dieppe maps is absent, as is the northern coast of China, Japan, and western North America.
The cartogram shows each country of the world resized according to the total length of its coastline. It is therefore a representation of each country's share of the world s coastlines.
Lucy Moreton, general secretary of the Immigration Services Union, said large stretches of Britain's coastline were being left unpoliced and officials simply did not know how many people had sneaked into the country undetected.
The study covered the natural geographical and human changes the Dubai coastline witnessed, from Al Mamzar Beach Park to the Dubai Waterfront Project and the Arabian Canal.
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 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.
Helen Ghosh, the Trust's directorgeneral, said: "Over 50 years the extraordinary generosity and support of people from across the world has enabled us to buy some of the most beautiful, dramatic and diverse coastline on these islands enabling people to enjoy them and protecting them from development for generations to come.
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.
However, things are a little more complicated when it comes to coastlines in the vicinity of inlets, such as river mouths, lagoons and estuaries.
Four major events had the potential to adversely influence the unemployment rate of the coastline counties along the Gulf of Mexico from 2000 to 2010: the 2001 recession, the 2005 hurricane season, the 2007-2009 recession, and a major oil spill caused by an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in April 2010.