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Life’s a beach: Cannes ships in sand for film festival

Every year the French Riviera town of Cannes rolls out the red carpet to A-list celebrities at the world’s most glamorous film festival. Now it wants to roll out a bigger beach too. The Mediterranean resort is shipping in 80,000 cubic meters of white sand – enough to fill 32 Olympic swimming pools – to widen the beach along a 1.4 kilometer (0.9 mile) stretch of seafront.

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More oyster reefs could help fight erosion on Texas coast

Erosion, News
Jan
22

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department in the past 10 years has built more than 400 acres of oyster reef off the coast — multimillion dollar projects intended to jump start the harvest of oysters, particularly after hurricanes and drought devastated the resource.

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Hyams Beach, Australia: Beach with the whitest sand in the world

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Jan
16

The whitest sand in the world: it’s a claim to fame Hyams Beach on Australia’s New South Wales South Coast has enjoyed for years, even securing it a place in the Guinness World Records.

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Study seeks to protect key sites from coastal erosion; Scotland

Researchers are investigating ways to protect Scotland’s coastline against the effects of climate change.

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The Texas Coastline Is Slowly Disappearing. Here’s How One Community Is Coping

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Jan
3

The Lone Star State’s shoreline is experiencing one of the highest rates of land loss of any coastal area in the country due to a combination of subsidence, sea level rise and storm surges.

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Coastline changes; Hanalei, Kauai

Erosion, News
Dec
29

A wall of tangled roots separates the park at Black Pot from the beach, and the erosion has drastically changed the beach from six months ago. While geologists say shifting sands aren’t unusual, it’s a prediction of what could be coming in the next few decades and scientists say long-term studies of the area are necessary.

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Maui community scrambles to save a cemetery washing away

Erosion, News
Dec
29

The growing threat of coastal erosion is taking a toll on dozens of properties on Maui, including a cemetery at an historic site.

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Authorities seek fixes to unprecedented erosion at Sunset Beach, Oahu

Erosion, News
Dec
22

Experts say the severe erosion taking place at Sunset Beach is reaching unprecedented levels. Researchers at the University of Hawaii say the shoreline at Sunset Beach is the most landward it has ever been, according to historical records and aerial photos.

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California cliffs at risk of collapse identified

Erosion, News
Dec
21

Danger – Unstable Cliffs – Stay Back: The yellow warning signs that pepper coastal cliffs from northern California to the US-Mexico border may seem overly dramatic to the casual observer. But actively eroding cliffs make up the majority of the California coastline.

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