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Seaside homes in Norfolk evacuated over fears they could fall into the sea, UK

Erosion, News
Mar
19

Homes in Norfolk have been evacuated amid fears they could be washed into the sea, repeating devastating scenes of 2013.

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Easter Island is critically vulnerable to rising ocean levels

Nicholas Casey, a New York Times correspondent based in Colombia, and Josh Haner, a Times photographer, traveled 2,200 miles off the coast of Chile to see how the rising ocean is erasing the island’s monuments.

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Maps show Northland coastal erosion and flood threat to homes; NZ

Erosion, News
Mar
14

Climate change, storm surges, tsunamis, earthquakes and poorly placed human footprints could all increase the risk of flooding and coastal erosion at sites identified on Northland Regional Council’s new coastal hazard maps.

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Experts contradict govt on coastal erosion, Thailand

Erosion, News
Mar
14

Experts reported that about 830 kilometres, or 30 per cent, of all coastlines in Thailand were at critical levels for erosion at a rate of more than five metres per year. This is far worse than stated in information from the coastal resources department.

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In doomed Alaska town, hunters turn to drones and caribou as sea ice melts

Climate change is forcing indigenous people to find new ways to survive as a remote village of 600 grapples with rapid erosion.

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Series of storms more than 150 years ago caused extensive erosion of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh

Erosion, Inform
Feb
27

Flooding isn’t new to the Santa Barbara coastline. However, the inundation doesn’t always come from the mountains as it did last month in Montecito. Back in 1861-2, a series of large storms washed beach sand more than a quarter mile inland into what today is the Carpinteria Salt Marsh. Although historical accounts document the inland flooding, little has been known about how those storms impacted a now heavily developed California coast.

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King Tides, Beach Erosion and Water Pollution—Can Waikīkī Be Saved?

Erosion
Feb
13

More than a century ago, Waikīkī was the center of government and culture for Hawaiians, where streams met the ocean and fishponds provided food. By the late 1800s, this stunning shoreline started to lure visitors, creating a demand for accommodations on the beach. This development, which included the construction of seawalls, groins and piers, prompted the eroding of the very beach that had been attracting tourists.

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Shore towns use sand dredged from inlets to widen beaches

Coastal areas around the country are dredging clogged inlets to make them easier to navigate, and using the sand they suck from the bottom to widen beaches damaged by natural erosion or serious storms. Concerns that have arisen from inlet dredging include possibly disturbing wildlife habitat, or affecting the shape of nearby shorelines.

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Slowly but surely, South Carolina’s incredibly complex shoreline is losing ground

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Feb
11

More than half of South Carolina’s shoreline is eroding under an onslaught of rising seas, pounding storms and other scouring forces. These and other recent findings cast new light on the nature and fate of our coast.

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