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Increasing effective decision-making for coastal marine ecosystems

Erosion, Inform
Sep
7

Marine restoration, rather than protection, might be the most cost-effective solution for coastal marine ecosystems suffering from human activities, a new study has found.

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How a useless dam nearly destroyed an iconic beach; CA

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Dam, Erosion
Aug
31

The city of Ventura and environmental groups launched a $4 million beach-building project when the coastline eroded in the early 1990s because the Ventura River was no longer bringing enough sand and sediment to nourish the beach. The sand thief was 16 miles upstream: Matilija Dam.

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Many Texas Beaches Likely to Erode, Be Overwashed, or Inundated by Hurricane Harvey

Erosion, News
Aug
25

USGS Coastal Change Forecast model is predicting that 94 percent of Texas’s 367 miles of coastline will undergo some level of beach erosion from the storm surge and large waves Hurricane Harvey will produce.

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Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast Pools Efforts Against Climate Change

As in the rest of the Caribbean region, Costa Rica is suffering coastal erosion due to a rise in the sea level, which jeopardises the sandy beaches as well as the tourism-based economy of coastal areas.

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The Greater Caribbean Raises Funds to Protect its Sandy Coasts

Almost no Caribbean beach escapes erosion, a problem that scientific sources describe as extensive and irreversible in these ecosystems of high economic interest, that work as protective barriers for life inland.

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Why the World’s Rivers Are Losing Sediment and Why It Matters

Dam, Erosion, News
Jun
23

Now, as global warming steadily melts glaciers and polar ice sheets, quickening the pace of sea level rise, scientists say that a severe shortage of river-borne sediment — most of it trapped behind dams — will increasingly be felt along the world’s coasts.

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Can New Reef Design Save Historic Shoreline?

Erosion, News
Jun
7

Researchers will put to the test a series of reef platforms that are going to be installed as part of what is, to date, the longest state-permitted living shoreline project in North Carolina.

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Landslide buries California’s scenic highway in Big Sur

Erosion, News
May
24

A monster of a landslide has buried a quarter-mile section of the scenic coastal highway in California’s Big Sur region, piling fresh misery on a remote area that hasn’t seen the road fully passable for months.

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Irish beach washed away 33 years ago reappears overnight after freak tide

Erosion, News
May
8

An Irish beach that disappeared more than 30 years ago has returned to an island off the County Mayo coast.

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