Coastal Care

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Category: Erosion

US climate research outpost abandoned over fears it will fall into sea

US climate research outpost abandoned over fears it will fall into sea

Twice a day for the past half a century, a weather balloon to measure atmospheric conditions was released from a research station situated on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Faced with advancing seas that are set to devour it, the outpost has now been abandoned.

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Sea-level rise is creating ‘ghost forests’ on an American coast

Sea-level rise is creating ‘ghost forests’ on an American coast

In coastal North Carolina, evidence of forest die-off is everywhere. Nearly every roadside ditch I pass is lined with dead or dying trees.

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Huge dam demolition could save salmon on the edge of extinction

Huge dam demolition could save salmon on the edge of extinction

Dams, climate change, and other issues have wreaked havoc on salmon along the U.S. West Coast, and the declines have been particularly acute for the spring-run fish…

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Environmentalists and dam operators, at war for years, start making peace

Environmentalists and dam operators, at war for years, start making peace

The industry that operates America’s hydroelectric dams and several environmental groups announced an unusual agreement Tuesday to work together to get more clean energy from hydropower while reducing the environmental harm from dams, in a sign that the threat of climate change is spurring both sides to rethink their decadeslong battle over a large but contentious source of renewable power.

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Failures of Germany’s largest cliff coast sensed by seismometers

Failures of Germany’s largest cliff coast sensed by seismometers

In a study carried out over more than two years, scientists were able to draw a new and surprisingly detailed picture of coastal cliff failure activity.

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Trust nature: The best way to defend deltas against rising seas is with sand and mud

Trust nature: The best way to defend deltas against rising seas is with sand and mud

Sediment constantly and naturally replenishes deltas, keeping them — and all the people, fields, industries, cities and wildlife that rely on them — above the water. While scientifically proven, this surprising fact has struggled to gain much traction outside the small world of geomorphologists

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More Than 500 Dams Planned in Protected Areas Around the Globe, Study Finds

More Than 500 Dams Planned in Protected Areas Around the Globe, Study Finds

More than 500 dams are planned or already under construction within protected areas around the world, according to a new study published in the journal Conservation Letters. The study is the first of its kind to quantify the global extent of dams constructed in protected areas, which can include indigenous areas, nature reserves, and national parks.

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China’s Three Gorges Dam is one of the largest ever created. Was it worth it?

China’s Three Gorges Dam is one of the largest ever created. Was it worth it?

The Three Gorges Dam was designed to tame China’s longest river. But this summer’s record rains reveal its limited ability to control floods.

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Global warming and illegal land reclamation add to severe floods in China

Global warming and illegal land reclamation add to severe floods in China

China has perennial flooding in summer but a combination of climate reasons and human behavior over decades of land reclamation and dam-building on nearby rivers, have contributed to a longer-than-usual duration and incessant rainfall in some regions.

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