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Liberia’s Hasty Forest Sell-Off Risks More Conflict

More than half of Liberia’s forests — dense and packed with rare and endangered species, sprawling for hundreds of miles over the small coastal country — have been granted to logging firms, bypassing environmental laws and with few benefits to the people.

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Largest Dam Removal Project in California History

Erosion, News
Jun
24

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved California American Water’s request to permanently remove the aging San Clemente Dam from the Carmel River on the Monterey Peninsula.

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Twenty Beaches Affected by Extreme Coastal Erosion, Java

Lack of mangrove plantations at the southern coast of Malang district, East Java, has caused severe abrasion of shorelines along at least 20 beaches in the region, according to officials.

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Indian Sadhus Protest Dam Projects on Holy Ganges

Hundreds of saffron-clad Indian sadhus, or holy men, protested in New Delhi against plans to construct more than 50 dams on the River Ganges, whose waters are sacred to millions of Hindus.

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Vast coastal erosion threatens Bali shorelines

Bali Regional administrations face the gigantic task of tackling the continuing erosion that threatens the island’s already damaged shorelines and coastal areas…

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Shoot the Messenger: Carolina’s Costly Mistake on Sea Level Rise

The North Carolina Senate has approved legislation that would prohibit the state from considering projected sea level increases in its coastal management strategy. But a scientist involved in the debate argues that ignoring these projections will wind up costing North Carolina — and the rest of the U.S. —far more.

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Illegal Sand Mining Erodes Riverbanks, Vietnam

Illegal sand mining in the Sai Gon River section between HCM City and Tay Ninh Province to the north-west has caused severe erosion of the river’s banks.

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Gulf Coast Vulnerable to Extreme Erosion in Category 1 Hurricanes

Erosion, News
Jun
4

Seventy percent of the Gulf of Mexico shoreline is vulnerable to extreme erosion during even the weakest hurricanes, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey released just prior to the start of the 2012 hurricane season.

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Lost Villages, Pictures by Neil A White

Erosion, News
Jun
3

The Holderness coastline, UK, eroding faster than anywhere else in Europe, is a bleak landscape of shrinking villages and abandoned buildings.

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