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Is Cape Lookout an Omen for Other Barrier Islands? By Rob Young

Erosion, Inform
Oct
30

We can’t keep spending billions to fortify these islands against more intense storms.

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Your favorite beaches around the world could disappear because of the climate crisis, development

It’s easy to see why millions of people flock to the beach every year. They are dynamic places. With each crashing wave and changing tide, billions of pieces of sand and rock are constantly rearranged. This is what nature intended. What it did not, some scientists say, are the buildings that tower over some of the world’s most popular beaches.

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‘Sand wars’: the battle to replenish Florida’s beaches amid climate crisis

Surfside’s postcard beach is experiencing a disappearing act amid hurricanes. rising sea levels – and a worldwide sand shortage

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Broad Beach sand project hits the rocks

Erosion, News
Oct
10

Eight years and millions of dollars after embarking on a sand replenishment project, a recent court ruling sends Broad Beach landowners back to square one.

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Turkey’s Dam-Building Spree Continues, At Steep Ecological Cost

Dam, News
Oct
6

Nearly 90 miles of the historic Tigris River will soon be turned into a vast reservoir as Turkey completes the massive Ilisu Dam. While the government touts the project as a source of carbon-free electricity, it will displace 80,000 people and threaten a host of species.

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Erosion Washes Away Australian Beach, Leaving Towering Sand Cliffs Along Shoreline

Erosion, News
Oct
6

Beach on Australia’s southeastern coast is washing away at an alarming rate, leaving dangerous sand cliffs along the shoreline and causing a childcare center to be torn down.

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Sweetwater Authority eyes sand mining, material dredging opportunities, CA

Dam, News, Sand Mining
Sep
27

The board of the Sweetwater Authority is interested in sand mining and material dredging opportunities in and around the South Bay water agency’s two reservoirs.

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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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