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Seldom Seen: A Poignant Look Back at Glen Canyon Before the Dam

Dam, Erosion, Inform
Aug
16

Ken Sleight remembers the stunning beauty of Glen Canyon before it was flooded by a massive dam in the 1960s. Taylor Graham’s film “Seldom Seen Sleight” – winner of the Yale Environment 360 Video Contest – shows the magnificent landscape lost and offers hope it might someday be restored.

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Sea cliff collapse in California kills 3 beachgoers

Erosion, News
Aug
3

A popular surfing beach was closed Saturday after a cliff collapsed, sending tons of sandstone onto beachgoers and killing three people. A 30-foot-long slab of the cliff plunged onto the sand near Grandview Beach north of San Diego.

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In an era of extreme weather, concerns grow over dam safety

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Dam, Erosion, Inform
Jul
10

Many of the United States’ 91,000 dams are aging and sorely in need of repairs that could collectively cost tens of billions of dollars. Experts are increasingly worried that as extreme precipitation events increase, dams are at greater risk of failure, threatening lives and posing environmental risks.

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Mexico Beach holds sea oat planting event to rebuild sand dunes

Erosion, Inform
Jun
2

Mexico Beach is rebuilding its dunes along with its community. The city partnered with Duke Energy to start the process of restoring its beaches.

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Home teeters on edge of Lake Michigan

Erosion, News
Jun
2

A home in Michigan is teetering off a 50-foot eroded cliff caused by big waves in Lake Michigan.

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Seagrass’ strong potential for curbing erosion

A new study shows how seagrass can help to protect shorelines against erosion and help to mitigate damage from rising sea level, potentially providing useful guidance for seagrass restoration efforts.

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El Niño and our beaches; By Gary Griggs

Erosion, Inform
Apr
28

Our beaches come and go seasonally in response to changing wave conditions. The larger and more energetic winter waves stir up the beach sand and carry it offshore, eroding the shoreline back. Six months or so later, the smaller and less energetic spring and summer waves gradually move that sand back onshore, building the beach just in time for all the summer visitors.

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Can 475 ‘sand cubes’ protect Capo Beach, CA from further erosion?

Erosion, News
Apr
4

An estimated 475 sand cubes — 3-by-3-foot white plastic bags filled with sand — were being stacked next to one another along the eroding Capo Beach, CA where strong waves, high tides and a rising sea level have battered the area for years.

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Shore fix in Cane unlikely to last, experts say, BVI

Erosion, News
Mar
13

About a month ago, excavations began along the beach in the north end of Cane Garden Bay as part of a government project designed to protect a shoreline that slips further into the sea with each heavy swell. But two United States experts said that the method being used — stone-filled wire cages known as gabion baskets — probably won’t last long.

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