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Florida Beaches and Dunes Face Erosion Risk During TS Isaac

Erosion, News
Aug
26

Seventy-eight percent of Florida’s west central coast and 23 percent of the Panhandle are very likely to face beach and dune erosion as Tropical Storm Isaac moves into the area early next week.

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Weighing Best Ways to Fight Beach Erosion

Erosion, Inform
Aug
20

Every summer, thousands of people flock to the coasts to hear the soothing sound of lapping waves. But Gerrard Stoddard has witnessed the destructive side of water’s perpetual motion against the shore.

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Probe Launched Into Erosion at Elbow Beach

Erosion, News
Aug
19

Areas on Elbow Beach, Bermuda Island, have been cordoned off with yellow tape due to a safety hazard caused by erosion.

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Landslides: a global hazard 10 times worse than thought

Erosion, News
Aug
16

The death toll from landslides across the world, is 10 times higher than generally estimated, with most fatalities occurring in South Asia, the Chinese coasts and Latin America, according to a British study.

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Belo Monte Dam Construction Halted By Brazilian Court

Erosion, News
Aug
16

Opponents of the world’s biggest new hydroelectric project, the Belo Monte dam in Brazil, notched up a rare victory this week, when a federal appeals court ordered construction to be suspended until indigenous groups are properly consulted about the project.

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Underwater Ecosystem Inundated by Sediment Plume, Elwha River

Erosion, News
Jul
30

Scuba-diver scientists from the U.S.G.S, with support teams from the U.S. EPA, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, and Washington Sea Grant, are returning to the mouth of Washington’s Elwha River this week to explore and catalogue the effect of released sediment on marine life following the nation’s largest dam removal effort.

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Yale 360 Video: Belo Monte Dam Controversy

Erosion, News
Jul
17

The Belo Monte dam, now under construction in the Amazon, is heralded as an abundant power source for Brazil’s burgeoning economy. But critics contend the project’s benefits are outweighed by the environmental and social costs, the flooding of 260 square miles of rainforest and the displacement of more than 20,000 people. A Yale Environment 360 video report, explores both sides of this controversial project.

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Trinidad Leatherback Turtle Hatchlings Crushed

Thousands of leatherback turtle eggs and hatchlings have been crushed by bulldozers on Trinidad’s northern coast.

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Fish return to undammed Elwha River

Erosion, News
Jul
9

A project to remove two hydroelectric dams from the Elwha River in Washington state is bringing benefits for local wildlife. But the fish are not home free yet.

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