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Jane Lubchenco says that precisely because the communities were so close to the epicenter, tsunami waves arrived “almost instantaneously.”
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The Impacts of illicit River Sand Mining & Climate Change in Sri Lanka
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Faced with rising sea levels and coastal erosion caused in part by coastal sand mining, carting away of free beach sand for commercial uses, the national government has begun a campaign to save its coastal sand by digging up sand inland, instead. But communities near these newly-created sand collection spots are fighting back.
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As California officials see it, global warming is happening so there’s no time to waste in figuring out what to do.
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Singapore is struggling to find the sand it needs for its gigantic land reclamation and construction projects.
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An engineering professor has figured out why oil remains trapped along miles of gravel beaches more than 20 years after the Exxon Valdez tanker disaster in Prince William Sound.
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Kurnell Peninsula is in danger of becoming an island.
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Coastal erosion has wiped out dozens of homes and left nearly 200 inhabitants homeless in Buchanan. Most of the erosion is caused by unregulated sand mining.
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You may have to kiss that summer trip to the beach goodbye later this century, thanks to rising sea levels and more intense tropical storms, scientists predict.
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