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Hurricane Florence – Preliminary Assessment for Bogue Banks Oceanfront (9/16/18)

Erosion, News
Sep
17

Florence becomes the storm of record (twice) for high water level at the Beaufort tide gage. See before and after photo slideshow.

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USGS: Florence Likely to Cause Short- and Long-Term Beach Erosion

Erosion, News
Sep
12

Initial effect will probably be erosion on 75 percent of North Carolina beaches, experts say.

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Elwha River Still Changing Five Years After World’s Largest Dam-Removal Project: More than 20 million tons of sediment flushed to the sea

Erosion, Inform
Sep
9

Starting in 2011, the National Park Service removed two obsolete dams from the Elwha River in Olympic National Park, Washington. It was the world’s largest dam-removal project. Over the next five years, water carrying newly freed rocks, sand, silt and old tree trunks reshaped more than 13 miles of river and built a larger delta into the Pacific Ocean.

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Taking stock of the world’s sandy beaches

Erosion, Inform
Aug
2

About 31 percent of the world’s coastlines are sandy. Africa has the highest proportion of sandy beaches (66 percent) and Europe has the lowest (22 percent). Researchers found that beaches in Australia and Africa have experienced more erosion than growth. The opposite is true on all other continents, where beaches are generally growing…

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A mourning orca mother carried her dead baby for days through the ocean

A grieving mother orca near Vancouver Island has been carrying her dead calf for four days, after refusing to leave her baby behind when the rest of her pod left. The sad display speaks to something deeper. Killer whales eat salmon, and a number of human practices, such as damming rivers, have taken a toll on native salmon populations.

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Global Study of World’s Beaches Shows Threat to Protected Areas

A first-of-its-kind survey of the world’s sandy shorelines with satellite data found that they have increased slightly on a global scale over the past three decades but decreased in protected marine areas, where many beaches are eroding.

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Sea Level Rise Could Double Erosion Rates of Southern California Coastal Cliffs

Coastal cliffs from Santa Barbara to San Diego might crumble at more than twice the historical rate by the year 2100 as sea levels rise. U.S. Geological Survey scientists combined several computer models for the first time to forecast cliff erosion along the Southern California coast.

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Scenic Hwy. 1 to reopen — 547 days after you could last drive the coast to Big Sur

Erosion, News
Jul
8

Highway 1 up the Big Sur Coast will reopen from Cambria to Carmel by Friday, July 20. Travelers have been unable to traverse the so-called Big Sur Highway portion of Highway 1 since Jan. 20, 2017, when Caltrans stopped traffic along the internationally acclaimed Highway and scenic byway because of landslides in several areas.

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Hydropower in Cambodia could threaten food security of region

Dam, Erosion, News
Jun
4

Farmers and anglers in Cambodia depend on the Mekong River’s predictable seasonal patterns, but new dams for hydroelectricity are altering the hydrology of the river. These changes have the potential to threaten fish migration, livelihoods, and regional food security.

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