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Here’s why private property can become the public’s beach, NC

Unknown to many residents and tourists is the potentially pesky fact that property lines for most oceanfront lots extend well onto the dry sand beach.

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Land reclamation project starts in Monaco

Work has begun on the maritime infrastructure that will constitute the first phase of the six-hectare land reclamation project. The total value of the maritime infrastructure works is approximately €1 billion.

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Hermine’s beach erosion still a problem for some Jersey Shore towns

Tropical Storm Hermine may be long gone, but some Shore towns in New Jersey are still feeling the effects and planning for future storms.

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Without long-term erosion fix, North Shore towns may suffer

Erosion, News
Aug
31

If a more permanent solution isn’t found to address Lake Michigan’s eroding shoreline and shrinking beaches, the leaders of coastal communities fear their economies and tourism may suffer — particularly in towns along the North Shore.

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Officials, residents, researchers look for answers to beach erosion

Erosion, Inform
Aug
21

Lake Michigan water has risen and fallen, like a living, changing organism, but there is little doubt the combination of rising water and manmade structures has created a problem. Soon, there may be plans to stop the devastating effects of beach erosion, but getting to a consensus on what to do and who should pay for immediate and long-term solutions shifts like the sand beneath dozens of structures along the shoreline.

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Climate change prompts Shishmaref, Alaska, to vote for mainland move

Residents of a tiny island village in Alaska that has been ravaged by erosion blamed on climate change have voted to move to the mainland, but there likely isn’t enough money for the impoverished community of just 600 people to follow through on the decision.

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Before-and-after aerial shots show dramatic WA beach erosion

Arresting aerial imagery has revealed both the beauty and instability of Western Australia’s coast, showing properties under threat from the Coral Coast to Perth.

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Despite millions spent on sand, Presque Isle in danger of splitting in two

The Lake Erie peninsula is in danger of breaking in two, despite millions of taxpayer dollars spent trying to preserve it.

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At a Cape Cod beach, a ‘managed retreat’ from erosion

Erosion, Inform
Jul
11

Given the forecast of future sea-level rise over the next century and beyond, every problem that we have along the coast right now will only increase. As sea-level rise advances, the concept of managed retreat is going to become increasingly important in large parts of the country. Managed retreat comes in many forms, in addition to the physical movement of infrastructure.

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