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Cancun’s Beaches: Vanishing Sand and Wasted Money

In a major restoration project last year, millions of cubic yards (meters) of sand were dredged from the sandy bottom of the Caribbean and pumped ashore in Cancun. The project created a seven-mile stretch of beach some 40 to 70 yards (meters) wide, at a cost of about $70 million. It is already washing away.

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Bangladesh and Maldives: Sand Export Deal in Sight

Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed expressed keenness to import sand from Bangladesh, as his country would be inundated if the sea level rises by only a metre.

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Artificial Offshore Reef Could Stop Serious Beach Erosion

Such costly reef have proved successful in other areas, and it could be the only option to protect the coastline of Old Bar, Australia.

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Shipwrecks and Vanishing Coastlines: a Nigerian Predicament

The ocean is advancing menacingly towards populated areas, surge that caused severe erosion, which occurred as a result of shipwrecks and uncontrolled development of the coastlines, involving poorly done sand filling.

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Kingscliff Battles Beach Erosion, Australia

Coastal residents fear their idyllic seaside town may never be restored to its former glory after the besieged coastline just copped further battering.

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The Trouble with Seawalls

Recent events in Tofino, Canada, remind us that a beach is dynamic in nature and ever evolving.

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Erosion doubles along Alaska’s Arctic coast:: Cultural and Historical Sites Lost

Around the world, as many as 150 million people may become “climate refugees” because of global warming, according to an Environmental Justice Foundation report, which attributes some of the moves to rising sea levels.

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Use of Hardened Beach Structures to Slow Erosion

Use of Hardened Beach Structures

While the use of hardened beach structures are debated, there is little debate over what they do beaches over time.

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