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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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Before and After Photos: SE Beach Dunes Lost to Hurricane Matthew

Erosion, News
Nov
2

New low-altitude aerial photos of Southeastern beaches taken before and after Hurricane Matthew passed offshore show a new storm-cut inlet, and roads, dunes and structures lost. Hurricane Matthew’s storm surge and waves overwashed about 15 percent of the sand dunes on Florida’s Atlantic coast, 30 percent along Georgia’s coastline, and 42 percent of dunes on South Carolina’s sandy beaches.

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Taking Down Dams and Letting the Fish Flow

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Nationwide, dam removals are gaining traction. Four dams are slated for removal from the Klamath River alone in California and Oregon by 2020. And the lessons are the same everywhere: Unplug the rivers, and the fish will return.

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Erosion impact: Rushikonda Beach records lowest footfalls in decades

Erosion, News
Oct
24

For the first time in several decades, the number of tourists coming to Rushikonda Beach in Visakhapatnam, one of the busiest beaches on the coast of Bay of Bengal, has come down drastically. The reason: beach erosion.

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The search for sand, beaches face rising costs, depleting supply

The beach might be running out of sand, money and time.

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Officials confirm some Kailua Beach Park sand is going to city golf courses

Kailua residents are demanding answers after a dump truck filled with sand was spotted leaving Kailua Beach Park and heading to town. Residents say it was all the more suspect because of the Kuhio Beach erosion headlines at the same time.

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Iconic natural arch collapses on Moroccan beach

Erosion, News
Sep
24

They were among Morocco’s best-known natural wonders: two immense rock archways towering over Legzira beach on the Atlantic coast. But on Friday afternoon one of them collapsed.

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