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One in ten historic coastal landfill sites in England are at risk of erosion

Erosion, News
Nov
16

Coastal erosion may release waste from ten per cent of England’s historic coastal landfills in the next forty years, according to research from Queen Mary University of London and the Environment Agency.

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Venice Is Restricting Access to Cruise Ships

Italy’s transport minister announced this week that Venice will ban all cruise ships from entering the city center.

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Eyes on the Coast—Video Cameras Help Forecast Coastal Change

Coastal communities count on beaches for recreation and for protection from large waves, but beaches are vulnerable to threats such as erosion by storms and flooding. Whether beaches grow, shrink, or disappear depends in part on what happens just offshore. If we understand these processes, scientists can include them in computer models of coastal change that can be used to forecast future changes over years, decades, or even centuries.

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2017 State of the Beach Report; By Surfrider Foundation

News
Nov
7

The Surfrider Foundation released the 2017 State of the Beach Report Card, which evaluates U.S. states and territories on their policies to protect our nation’s beaches from coastal erosion, haphazard development, and sea level rise. The results reveal that 22 out of 30 states, and the territory of Puerto Rico, are performing at adequate to poor level.

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While a new island grew, southern Hatteras was shrinking, NC

Whatever forces crafted the new, crescent-shaped island at Cape Point is steadily gulping down the south end of Hatteras Island, spitting aside trees, power poles and a popular route for off-road vehicles.

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How aquaculture is threatening the native fish species of Africa

Africa has long looked to fish farming to help feed its burgeoning human population. But scientists are warning that a new aquaculture push is introducing invasive species that could devastate natural ecosystems.

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The breach at Fire Island National Seashore, Video

In 2012, Superstorm Sandy opened up a new inlet on Fire Island National Seashore. A video, showing how this storm-formed inlet has transformed water quality in the estuary.

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Scientists develop tool which can predict coastal erosion and recovery in extreme storms

Erosion, News
Oct
11

The damage caused to beaches by extreme storms on exposed energetic coastlines and the rate at which they recover can now be accurately predicted thanks to new research led by the University of Plymouth.

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In warmer climates, Greenlandic deltas have grown

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen has shown that deltas in Greenland, unlike most other deltas in the world, are growing.

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