The State of the World’s Beaches

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May
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Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Coastal zones constitute one of the most heavily populated and developed land zones in the world. Despite the utility and economic benefits that coasts provide, there is no reliable global-scale assessment of historical shoreline change trends.

Here, via the use of freely available optical satellite images captured since 1984, in conjunction with sophisticated image interrogation and analysis methods, we present a global-scale assessment of the occurrence of sandy beaches and rates of shoreline change therein…

Read Full Article; Nature (04-27-2018)

Satellite observations show sea levels rising, and climate change is accelerating it; CNN (02-12-2018)
Sea level rise is happening now, and the rate at which it is rising is increasing every year, according to a study released Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…

Federal report: High-tide flooding could happen ‘every other day’ by late this century; The Washington Post (03-28-2018)
High-tide flooding, which can wash water over roads and inundate homes and businesses, is an event that happens once in a great while in coastal areas. But its frequency has rapidly increased in recent years because of sea-level rise. Not just during storms but increasingly on sunny days, too…

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