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Calls for Advances in Resotration Sedimentology to Protect World’s River Deltas

Erosion, News
Nov
7

As land is disappearing from river deltas at alarming rates, rapid advances in the new and developing field of restoration sedimentology will be needed to protect the world’s river deltas from an array of threats.

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Laos Approves Xayaburi Mega Dam On Mekong

Erosion, News
Nov
6

Laos has given the go-ahead to build a massive dam on the lower Mekong river, despite opposition from neighbouring countries and environmentalists.

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Marshes of Mesopotamia

Wars in the Persian Gulf region and the deliberate draining of the Mesopotamian marshes, left a vast area of once-teeming river delta a dry, salt-encrusted desert, emptied of insects, birds and the people who lived on them. Now the marshes are under threat again, this time from the building of huge dams in Turkey on the Tigris and Euphrates.

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Report Highlights Daunting Erosion Problem

Erosion, News
Oct
10

A community group which has lobbied to halt erosion at Albany beaches, Western Australia, says a report on the issue paints a daunting picture.

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Kerala: Caught Between Quarries And Sea Erosion

After more than a century of fighting sea erosion by massively dumping granite boulders along the beaches of southern Kerala state, environmentalists and administrators are beginning to see that this has been a costly and ineffective solution. Hills are vanishing as vast pits are gouged out to extract granite illegally in India’s prime tourism state…

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Court Rules Against Village In Global Warming Case

A federal appeals court has ruled against the eroding northwest Alaska village of Kivalina, which sued energy companies over claims that greenhouse emissions contributed to global warming that is threatening the community’s existence.

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Man-Made English Saltmarshes Are Failing To Meet European Plant Standards

Erosion, News
Sep
20

Man-made English salt marshes are failing to meet European conservation regulations that stipulate they should be as rich in plant life as natural wetlands, a new study warned.

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Horton River Delta, Arctic Canada

Erosion, Inform
Sep
4

Researchers from the University of British Columbia used multiple lines of evidence to estimate a time frame for when the Horton River abandoned its old channels and adopted a shortcut to the sea…

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Constructing On A Peau De Chagrin: Cox’s Bazar Proliferating Beachside Resorts

Bangladesh is probably one of the last places in Asia people would expect to see a thriving beachside resort with luxury hotels…

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