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Vietnam battles erosion of beaches – and of tourism

Walking along Cua Dai is like visiting a beach-restoration technology exhibition, with efforts ranging from stone seawalls to fiber-and-sand wave breakers.

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Most UK coastal flooding caused by moderate, not extreme storms

Scientists have found that the majority of instances of coastal flooding around the United Kingdom in the last 100 years have been due to moderate storm events combined with high spring tides, rather than extreme storms.

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Green delight as Trump’s Irish wall plans withdrawn

Under growing international pressure, Trump International Golf Links (TIGL) has rescinded their proposal for the 3km seawall at Doughmore Beach, Ireland.

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Joy as China shelves plans to dam ‘angry river’

Dam, Erosion, News
Dec
2

Environmentalists in China are celebrating after controversial plans to build a series of giant hydroelectric dams on the country’s last free-flowing river were shelved.

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County meets with state for coastal erosion plan, Texas

Erosion, News
Nov
26

A coastline that is resilient in response to coastal hazards is one that maintains a strong ecological foundation, according to the Preview of the Texas General Land Office’s Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan.

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Sunset Beach shrinking just days before popular surf contest, Oahu

Erosion, News
Nov
22

Erosion happens every year at Sunset Beach, but scientists say it’s earlier and more severe than previous years. The sudden and severe case of erosion is shocking longtime North Shore residents, especially with another big surf contest just days away.

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USGS, NASA Study Finds Widespread Coastal Land Losses from Gulf Oil Spill

A new USGS-NASA study found widespread shoreline loss along heavily oiled areas of Louisiana’s coast after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and compared the erosion from the spill with coastal changes Hurricane Isaac caused in 2012.

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Study reveals huge acceleration in erosion of England’s white cliffs

Erosion, News
Nov
7

The iconic white cliffs of southern England are eroding 10 times faster than they have over the past few thousand years, due to human management and changes in storm intensity…

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Rio’s famous beaches take battering as scientists issue climate change warning

Scientists in Rio de Janeiro have warned that the city’s sea defences may not be able to cope with the effects of climate change after a record storm surge swamped beaches, dumping hundreds of tonnes of sand across nearby roads and buildings. This shows the high degree of vulnerability to climate change in Brazil, which has 7,400km of shoreline and 25% of its population living on the coast.

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