Surfing in / Erosion
Part of a popular Gironde beach, on the southwestern coast of France, is to remain closed for the forseeable future, after it was declared too dangerous for the public to access.
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Plans to build a 8,000-megawatt dam in the Amazon (the São Luiz do Tapajós dam) have been put on hold after Brazil’s environmental agency, Ibama, suspended the licensing process over concerns about its impact on the indigenous community in the region.
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More than 400 miles of the Klamath River system that have been blocked for a century will open up for people and wildlife. Federal officials, the states of Oregon and California, and the utility PacifiCorp signed agreements opening the way for removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River, which flows from Oregon through Northern California.
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The Army Corps of Engineers is launching a 3-year study on how to mitigate the beach sand loss in Oceanside, as North County beach cities are in a constant battle with Mother Nature.
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Coastal erosion is claiming more than a metre of land every year from parts of a seaside city on Western Australia’s Mid West coast, and the rate has increased significantly in recent decades, a new study has revealed.
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Pacifica is a prime example of what many coastal communities on the West Coast will face as sea levels continue to rise. Inevitably, more bluffs will erode, more shoreline will disappear, and people will have to either adjust current buildings and infrastructure, or evacuate.
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In 1976, the construction of a hydroelectric dam destroyed farmland in the rural municipality of Chicoasén in southern Mexico. Forty years later, part of the local population is fighting a second dam. The 240-MW Chicoasén 2 dam, to be built at a cost of 300 million dollars, is scheduled to come onstream in July 2018.
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From its beginning Alabama has been endowed with some of the finest natural white sand beach and dune systems in the nation, but, over time, we have preserved less, and destroyed more of this asset than any other state. We have literally “paved paradise and put up a parking lot!
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About a month ago, some San Franciscan beachgoers noticed something new on Ocean Beach, at the end of Taraval Street — the ruins of a mysterious structure of some kind emerging from the sand, like the remnants of a lost city.
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