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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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See How The N.C. Coast Has Changed In 30 Years

Erosion, News
May
4

North Carolina Sea Grant, using Google satellite imaging, looked at coastal erosion dating back to 1984.

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In rare move, one South Florida city sues another in battle over beach erosion

A spat over sand in adjacent cities finally landed in court this week, and it already has cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Nicaragua’s South Caribbean Coast Improves Readiness for Climate Change

The effects of climate change have hit Nicaragua’s Caribbean coastal regions hard in the last decade and have forced the authorities and local residents to take protection and adaptation measures to address the phenomenon that has gradually undermined their safety and changed their way of life.

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The Vanishing Nile: A Great River Faces a Multitude of Threats

Dam, Erosion, Inform
Apr
22

The Nile River is under assault on two fronts – a massive dam under construction upstream in Ethiopia and rising sea levels leading to saltwater intrusion downstream.

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Coastal erosion poses multibillion-dollar risk to Baton Rouge economy, LSU study says

While Baton Rouge is not on the “front lines” of Louisiana’s coastal land loss crisis, billions of dollars worth of economic activity are at risk for the city as the Gulf of Mexico continues to swallow wetlands, which are key storm buffers along the coast, according to a new LSU study.

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