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Who knows where the sand goes?

Erosion, News
Mar
31

After years of rebuilding Delaware Bayshore beaches decimated by Hurricane Sandy, the American Littoral Society and its partners have developed a computer tool to help predict where the sand will travel.

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Hotting up: how climate change could swallow Louisiana’s Tabasco island

Erosion, News
Mar
27

With thousands of square miles of land already lost along the coast, Avery Island, home of the famed hot sauce, faces being marooned.

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First lorry-load of sand arrives at storm-hit Hemsby beach, UK

Erosion, News
Mar
26

Work has started to replace sand stripped away from a beach, following storms which left a row of houses perched on the edge of a cliff.

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Easter Island is critically vulnerable to rising ocean levels

Nicholas Casey, a New York Times correspondent based in Colombia, and Josh Haner, a Times photographer, traveled 2,200 miles off the coast of Chile to see how the rising ocean is erasing the island’s monuments.

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Maps show Northland coastal erosion and flood threat to homes; NZ

Erosion, News
Mar
14

Climate change, storm surges, tsunamis, earthquakes and poorly placed human footprints could all increase the risk of flooding and coastal erosion at sites identified on Northland Regional Council’s new coastal hazard maps.

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Experts contradict govt on coastal erosion, Thailand

Erosion, News
Mar
14

Experts reported that about 830 kilometres, or 30 per cent, of all coastlines in Thailand were at critical levels for erosion at a rate of more than five metres per year. This is far worse than stated in information from the coastal resources department.

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Sinking land will exacerbate flooding from sea level rise in Bay Area

Hazard maps use estimated sea level rise due to climate change to determine flooding risk for today’s shoreline, but don’t take into account that some land is sinking. A precise study of subsidence around San Francisco Bay shows that for conservative estimates of sea level rise, twice the area is in danger of flooding by 2100 than previously thought. Some landfill is sinking 10 mm per year, threatening the airport and parts of Silicon Valley.

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Series of storms more than 150 years ago caused extensive erosion of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh

Erosion, Inform
Feb
27

Flooding isn’t new to the Santa Barbara coastline. However, the inundation doesn’t always come from the mountains as it did last month in Montecito. Back in 1861-2, a series of large storms washed beach sand more than a quarter mile inland into what today is the Carpinteria Salt Marsh. Although historical accounts document the inland flooding, little has been known about how those storms impacted a now heavily developed California coast.

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King Tides, Beach Erosion and Water Pollution—Can Waikīkī Be Saved?

Erosion
Feb
13

More than a century ago, Waikīkī was the center of government and culture for Hawaiians, where streams met the ocean and fishponds provided food. By the late 1800s, this stunning shoreline started to lure visitors, creating a demand for accommodations on the beach. This development, which included the construction of seawalls, groins and piers, prompted the eroding of the very beach that had been attracting tourists.

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