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After a Long Boom, an Uncertain Future for Big Dam Projects

Dam, Erosion, Inform
Nov
28

The rise of wind and solar power, coupled with the increasing social, environmental and financial costs of hydropower projects, could spell the end of an era of big dams. But even anti-dam activists say it’s too early to declare the demise of large-scale hydro.

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‘Washaway Beach,’ fastest-eroding place on the West Coast, cobbles together a solution

There’s a reason a quiet and desolate strip of sand here is nicknamed Washaway Beach. Coastal erosion has claimed an average of 100 feet of this shoreline every year for the last century. That makes North Cove the fastest-eroding place on the West Coast.

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Portugal to demolish buildings threatened by coastal erosion

The Portuguese Environment Agency’s new coastal plan involves demolishing dozens of buildings and houses along a 122 kilometre strip of coastline, deemed at severe risk from coastal erosion aggravated by climate change. In the next ten years Portugal plans to spend almost 470 million euros to try to reduce the risks to it population from coastal erosion.

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Unintended consequences of dams and reservoirs

Dam, Erosion, News
Nov
13

An international team of drought scientists show that while many dams and reservoirs are built, or expanded, to alleviate droughts and water shortages, they can paradoxically contribute to making them worse.

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The Caribbean island of Mayreau could be split in two due to erosion

After years of erosion by the waves, people living on Mayreau, an island in the southern Grenadines, are confronted with the real possibility that the sea will split their island in two, and destroy its world famous Salt Whistle Bay.

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Hydropower, innovations and avoiding international dam shame

Dam, Erosion, Inform
Nov
5

The benefits of energy from dams no longer outweigh the social and environmental costs that damming up rivers brings about.

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Maui more susceptible to erosion from rising sea levels

Maui lands vulnerable to erosion are more than double previous projections, according to a new University of Hawaii study released last month.

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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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