Surfing in / Erosion
Despite being one of Hawaii’s most iconic beaches, many visitors don’t know Waikiki Beach is actually an engineered beach that has been filled with imported sand. Waikiki has been facing erosion problems for years, and Hawaii lawmakers are pushing a bill to restore it…again. The state estimates that approximately 300,000 cubic yards of sand have been imported to Waikiki beaches over the past 75 years, often mined from other beaches in the state.
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With the bluff in the area washing away at 1-2 feet a year, homeowners know they’re at the mercy of mother nature…
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A cemetery in the Pacific nation literally washing away, and the Cook Islands government is refusing to do anything about it.
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Evidence of violent storms that destroyed a lost town known as Britain’s Atlantis has been uncovered. The finds were uncovered off the coast of Dunwich, Suffolk – a small village which in the 11th Century was one of the largest towns in England.
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Refugio State Beach is one of the true gems of the Gaviota Coast, California. Statuesque palm trees lining the cove give a distinctive and majestic look to the area. But over the past few winters, those iconic palm trees have gotten closer and closer to the tide line, because of a severe lack of sand on the beach.
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Powerful, El Niño-fueled waves have washed away massive amounts of sand at many of L.A. County’s beaches, causing more erosion than typical winter months. Countywide, beaches have seen 25 to 50 percent erosion since last summer.
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All up and down the San Diego coast, sand, particularly in North County, has disappeared from the beaches. A radio interview of Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz, on KPBS News.
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It was once a popular summer swim spot, but now beachgoers are shunning a Mornington beach. That’s the view of those living near Shire Hall Beach, who say sand along the stretch of coast has vanished, leaving a rocky surface beneath the water. Resident suspects work on sea walls along the beach in Mornington could be to blame.
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To curb erosion, the Florida legislature literally drew a line in the sand.It’s called a coastal construction control line. Anyone who wants to build past the line is required to apply for a CCCL permit. Since 2010, of the 236 CCCL permit applications, only four were denied, two because they were incomplete…
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