Coastal Care

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Day: May 2, 2015

How Did Rocks End Up on the Beach? NC

How Did Rocks End Up on the Beach? NC

State rules make it clear that sand from an ocean bottom riddled with rocks should not be pumped onto the state’s beaches during beach re-nourishment projects. Yet, a beach pumping project on the south end of this Onslow County town littered the beach with tons of rocks, some the size of basketballs. And no one stopped it.

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1000 Dams Down and Counting: Dam Removal Study Reveals River Resiliency

1000 Dams Down and Counting: Dam Removal Study Reveals River Resiliency

More than 1,000 dams have been removed across the United States because of safety concerns, sediment buildup, inefficiency or having otherwise outlived usefulness. A paper published in Science Magazine finds that rivers are resilient and respond relatively quickly after a dam is removed.

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Connecting Islands in the Pacific

Connecting Islands in the Pacific

According to a report in January from the Tongan Ministry of Information & Communications, the new island between Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai rose about 120 meters (390 feet) above sea level.

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The Blue Amazon: Brazil’s New Natural Resources Frontier

The Blue Amazon: Brazil’s New Natural Resources Frontier

Brazil’s Atlantic continental shelf holds 90 and 77 percent of the country’s proven oil and gas reserves. This Blue Amazon, rich in both biodiversity and energy resources, is similar in extension to the country’s rainforest – nearly half the size of the national territory. But the big challenge is to protect the wealth of the Blue Amazon along 8,500 km of shoreline.

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