Surfing in / Erosion
Sydney’s Collaroy Beach has narrowed by up to 50m following a massive storm that hit Australia’s east coast.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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La Jolla beaches in Southern California, present an erosion level that has surprised residents and visitors this spring.
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