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Victory For Burma Reformers Over Dam Project

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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

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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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World’s Largest Sea Turtle Nesting Beach in Peril Orissa Due to Massive Erosion

Wildlife activists are concerned over gradual destruction of the traditional nesting grounds of Olive Ridley sea turtles at Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary on Orissa coast, following massive and illegal sand dredging at the Mahanadi river mouth.

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Proposed Ports Gravely Threatens Coastal Beauty, India

Galloping capital flow into coastal infrastructure development will see a port built every 32 km along India’s 480kms’ coast. India aims to pour $60 billion into ports by 2020 under a drive to spur the fastest growth in more than two decades. The most serious and direct implication is aggravated coastal erosion, which will deprive local communities of the beaches on which their lives and livelihoods depend.

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