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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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Stay or go? Some towns are eyeing retreat from sea

Pounded by erosion, some communities hugging California’s shoreline are eyeing a retreat from the sea. There’s a growing acknowledgement that the sea is relentless and erosion will worsen with rising seas fueled by global warming. Up and down the California coast, some communities are deciding it’s not worth trying to wall off the encroaching ocean. Until recently, the thought of bowing to nature was almost unheard of.

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Homeowners allowed to grow size of temporary retaining walls

Owners of condominiums threatened by erosion in North Topsail Beach are going bigger to protect their property from the encroaching Atlantic Ocean.

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How to Save Bangladesh?

Bangladesh sits at the end of the cone of the Bay of Bengal. The country is infamous for natural disasters. Most of the land is flat and just above sea level, every storm sweeps across the country without any obstacles, and tidal surges pound the coast. About 150 million people live here, and the population density is one of the highest in the world after places like Singapore and Hong Kong…

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Hawaii’s Beaches Are in Retreat, and Its Way of Life May Follow

Little by little, Hawaii’s iconic beaches are disappearing…

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