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Five sea level rise studies that could help cities plan for climate change

Erosion, Inform
Mar
26

Pacifica is a prime example of what many coastal communities on the West Coast will face as sea levels continue to rise. Inevitably, more bluffs will erode, more shoreline will disappear, and people will have to either adjust current buildings and infrastructure, or evacuate.

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Rural Community Fights a Second Dam and a New Expropriation of Land, Mexico

In 1976, the construction of a hydroelectric dam destroyed farmland in the rural municipality of Chicoasén in southern Mexico. Forty years later, part of the local population is fighting a second dam. The 240-MW Chicoasén 2 dam, to be built at a cost of 300 million dollars, is scheduled to come onstream in July 2018.

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Alabama has been destroying its natural coast

From its beginning Alabama has been endowed with some of the finest natural white sand beach and dune systems in the nation, but, over time, we have preserved less, and destroyed more of this asset than any other state. We have literally “paved paradise and put up a parking lot!

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Old ruins emerging on SF beach reveal long battle to halt erosion

Erosion, News
Mar
4

About a month ago, some San Franciscan beachgoers noticed something new on Ocean Beach, at the end of Taraval Street — the ruins of a mysterious structure of some kind emerging from the sand, like the remnants of a lost city.

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Hawaii bill to restore Waikiki Beach

Despite being one of Hawaii’s most iconic beaches, many visitors don’t know Waikiki Beach is actually an engineered beach that has been filled with imported sand. Waikiki has been facing erosion problems for years, and Hawaii lawmakers are pushing a bill to restore it…again. The state estimates that approximately 300,000 cubic yards of sand have been imported to Waikiki beaches over the past 75 years, often mined from other beaches in the state.

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Cape Cod Beach Erosion

Erosion, News
Feb
24

With the bluff in the area washing away at 1-2 feet a year, homeowners know they’re at the mercy of mother nature…

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Kiwi graves disappearing off cliffs in Rarotonga ‘like no one cares’

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Feb
23

A cemetery in the Pacific nation literally washing away, and the Cook Islands government is refusing to do anything about it.

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Dunwich: The storms that destroyed ‘lost town’

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Feb
22

Evidence of violent storms that destroyed a lost town known as Britain’s Atlantis has been uncovered. The finds were uncovered off the coast of Dunwich, Suffolk – a small village which in the 11th Century was one of the largest towns in England.

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Iconic Refugio Beach Palms May Soon Be History

Refugio State Beach is one of the true gems of the Gaviota Coast, California. Statuesque palm trees lining the cove give a distinctive and majestic look to the area. But over the past few winters, those iconic palm trees have gotten closer and closer to the tide line, because of a severe lack of sand on the beach.

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