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Should this house be saved? Oregon beach home just 8 feet away from slipping into ocean

Erosion, Inform
Jul
6

A Pacific Northwest oceanfront vacation home located on Rockaway Beach, Oregon, now sits just 8 feet from the edge of the dune. One thing could save it – setting riprap at the base of the bluff – but virtually every one of its neighbors, the city, the state and conservationists all oppose piling up a wall of boulders to deflect the waves.

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Seagrass a crucial weapon against coastal erosion

Erosion, Inform
Jun
27

Seagrass beds help prevent coastal erosion in a number of ways, including by stabilising sediment in the ocean.

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Parts of Philippines may submerge due to global warming

More than 167,000 hectares of coastland – about 0.6% of the country’s total area – are projected to go underwater in the Philippines, especially in low-lying island communities.

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Mega Dams Remain Controversial Source of Energy

Erosion, Inform
Jun
9

Although mega dams can have devastating impacts on ecosystems and indigenous communities, many of the world’s poorest countries still see them as a way to fill gaping holes in their energy supplies.

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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

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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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