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Dunwich: The storms that destroyed ‘lost town’

Erosion, Inform
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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What happened to all the sand at San Pedro’s Cabrillo Beach?

Erosion, News
Feb
16

Powerful, El Niño-fueled waves have washed away massive amounts of sand at many of L.A. County’s beaches, causing more erosion than typical winter months. Countywide, beaches have seen 25 to 50 percent erosion since last summer.

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Blowing In The Wind? Spending Millions On Disappearing San Diego Beach Sand

Erosion, Inform
Feb
5

All up and down the San Diego coast, sand, particularly in North County, has disappeared from the beaches. A radio interview of Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz, on KPBS News.

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Disappearing sand forcing swimmers off Mornington beach, near Melbourne

Erosion, News
Feb
3

It was once a popular summer swim spot, but now beachgoers are shunning a Mornington beach. That’s the view of those living near Shire Hall Beach, who say sand along the stretch of coast has vanished, leaving a rocky surface beneath the water. Resident suspects work on sea walls along the beach in Mornington could be to blame.

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Eroding coastlines: The cost of construction on Florida’s most critically eroding beaches

Erosion, News
Feb
2

To curb erosion, the Florida legislature literally drew a line in the sand.It’s called a coastal construction control line. Anyone who wants to build past the line is required to apply for a CCCL permit. Since 2010, of the 236 CCCL permit applications, only four were denied, two because they were incomplete…

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Is there enough sand to go around?

The sand we spread our towels on in visits to the Delaware beach towns was once at the bottom of the sea, before engineers pumped it onto the shoreline in a wave of beach replenishment projects.

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Blizzard Winds Battered East Coast

Erosion, News
Jan
29

When a nor’easter came barreling through the Mid-Atlantic in late January 2016, it brought remarkably strong winds and a formidable storm surge, that led to flooding and significant erosion along beaches and barrier islands.

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El Niño Erosion Leaves Pacifica Apartments On The Brink Of Collapse, Video

Erosion, News
Jan
27

Erosion blamed on El Niño rains is tearing away at the cliffs of Pacifica, just outside San Francisco, California. Drone footage shows how volatile the situation is, and how close to the literal edge some apartments are.

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