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Collaroy Beach loses 50 metres after Australia storm

Erosion, News
Jun
7

Sydney’s Collaroy Beach has narrowed by up to 50m following a massive storm that hit Australia’s east coast.

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Study to deter Maui beach erosion finds offshore sand

300,000 cubic yards of sand have been discovered off Kahana Bay in April, and this offshore sand is intended to be dredged to re-nourish eroding beaches in west Maui.

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The First Official Climate Refugees in the U.S. Race Against Time

A Native American tribe struggles to hold on to their culture in a Louisiana bayou while their land slips into the Gulf of Mexico.

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The Wrong Climate for Damming Rivers, Video

Dam, Erosion, Films
May
26

Though large hydropower projects are often presented as a “clean and green” source of energy, nothing could be further from the truth.

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Beach Erosion, Not Rain Was This El Niño’s Major Impact On West Coast

Erosion, Inform
May
19

Research by Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego California, has found that the 2015-16 El Niño caused major beach erosion and closed estuaries, even if it didn’t bring record rain.

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Beaches shrinking as Lake Michigan rises to near-record level

Erosion, News
May
18

Rising water levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, have contributed to significant erosion that has threatened local beaches and may damage other shoreline properties as forecasts anticipate this pattern to continue through the summer.

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China May Shelve Plans to Build Dams on Its Last Wild River

Springing from Tibetan glaciers and flowing through China, Myanmar and Thailand, before spilling into the Andaman Sea, the Nu River- the last free-flowing river in China- could become a national park, as officials appear to back away from a proposal for multiple dams.

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New study shows rapid marsh bank sediment build up does not equate land loss resilience

Erosion, Inform
May
11

A new study proposes a new framework to look at sediment fluxes in marsh channels that takes into account the natural process of sediment recycling. Understanding how sediments are transported within salt marshes is critical to predict the effect that processes such as nutrient loading, sea-level rise and sediment supply have on marsh erosion.

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Where’s all the sand in La Jolla? CA

La Jolla beaches in Southern California, present an erosion level that has surprised residents and visitors this spring.

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