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Asymmetrical waves in barred beaches

Natural beaches often present a breaker bar that significantly affect physical phenomena like, for example, wave transformation, wave reflexion, energy dissipation due to breaking and wave reforming into the trough region.

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Deforestation Along The Rio Xingu Shores, Brazil

Although forest preservation has gained traction in the region as a result of new valuation of the ecosystem services provided by the forest, in recent years, concerns about the impact of the burning on global climate change, and greater sensitivity to the ethnic and biological heritage of Amazonia still remain, as Amazonia, has been undergoing a continual and accelerated conversion process into farmlands.

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Victory For Burma Reformers Over Dam Project

Erosion, News
Oct
5

Burma’s government has halted construction of a $3.6 billion dam that was being built at the head of Burma’s economically and ecologically significant Irrawaddy River, after a series of rare protests, Burma’s President stating “it was against the will of the People.”

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$102 Million in Wetlands, Barrier Island Restoration Awards for Louisiana

Erosion, News
Sep
29

Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank just announced $102 million for three Louisiana projects in the Barataria and Terrebone basins, to restore deteriorated wetlands and barrier island habitats along the state’s coast.

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Plan To Combat Erosion, Dunedin, South New Zealand

Erosion, News
Sep
18

The public will be asked to have their say as the Dunedin City Council considers plans to combat erosion at Middle Beach that could lead to a “managed retreat” from the area.

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On The Elwha, A New Life When The Dam Breaks

Erosion, News
Sep
18

Nobody figured the largest dam removal project ever attempted in the U.S. was going to be easy, or fast.The nation’s largest and most ambitious dam removal will begin this month, when workers start demolishing two antique dams on Washington state’s Elwha River…

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Malaysia’s Borneo Tribes Lose Test Case Over Mega-Dam

Erosion, News
Sep
8

A 12-year legal battle by indigenous tribes in Malaysia against their ancestral land being seized to build a mega-dam on Borneo island ended in defeat Thursday in the nation’s top court.

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Aerial Photos of Outer Banks Show Coastal Damage from Hurricane Irene

Erosion, News
Sep
3

A series of before and after aerial photos of the Outer Banks show the impact of Hurricane Irene on the coastline, highlighting several breaches that severed a state highway and moved large volumes of sand inland.

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Hurricane Irene Opens New Inlets on Hatteras Island

Personnel from the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) are actively surveying the North Carolina coast following the passage of Hurricane Irene. Center Director Dr. Rob Young completed a surveillance flight of the northern Outer Banks Sunday morning and filed a first report of storm impacts.

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