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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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Erosion forces closure of popular Cap Ferret beach, France

Erosion, News
Apr
25

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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Brazil Amazon dam project suspended over concerns for indigenous people

Erosion, News
Apr
23

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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This Will Be the Biggest Dam-Removal Project in History

Erosion, News
Apr
14

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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