Coastal Care

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Category: Erosion

Coastal Erosion Induced by Human Activities: A Northwest Bohai Sea Case Study

Coastal Erosion Induced by Human Activities: A Northwest Bohai Sea Case Study

Using mooring hydrodynamic observation, cross-shore profiles, and topographic-map and satellite-image comparisons, this study shows dramatic coastal erosion on the Qinhuangdao coast (northeast Bohai Sea, China). Sediment starvation induced by dams mainly caused this fast coastal retreat.

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Shoring Up the Nation’s Crumbling Coastlines

Shoring Up the Nation’s Crumbling Coastlines

Hurricane Sandy pummeled the beaches of the Northeast, stripping away sand and dunes, and ploughing through seawalls. Can beaches be rebuilt to face fiercer storms and rising seas? And is there even enough sand to do it? Ira Flatow and guests discuss engineering the nation’s coasts for “the new normal.”

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Hydropower Dams Hamper Migrating Fish Despite Passage Features, Study Finds

Hydropower Dams Hamper Migrating Fish Despite Passage Features, Study Finds

Major hydropower dams on the U.S. Atlantic coast , constructed with state-of-the-art features designed to allow migratory fish to pass through them on their way to spawn upstream, have failed in that regard, raising questions that should be addressed as more dams are planned worldwide.

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Hawaiian Islands Are Dissolving from Within, Study Says

Hawaiian Islands Are Dissolving from Within, Study Says

Most of us think of soil erosion as the primary force that levels mountains, however geologists have found that Oahu’s mountains are dissolving from within due to groundwater.

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Impact Of Coastal Erosion in Australia

Impact Of Coastal Erosion in Australia

Coastal protection of the shoreline is rarely required in Australia, however in a few locations the dynamic shoreline has become a problem, in some cases a major and expensive problem, and in almost all of these cases the problem is related to human interference or encroachment on the shoreline… A comprehensive article focusing on coastal erosion in Australia by CoastalWatch.

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Coastal Erosion Threatens Cape Breton Homes, Nova Scotia

Coastal Erosion Threatens Cape Breton Homes, Nova Scotia

Sea ice once offered some protection, but there’s much less ice these days as the wind and waves are bringing the shoreline closer to their front doors, some Cape Breton residents fear their homes will be washed away…

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Coastal Erosion Reaches Alarming Levels in Vietnam

Coastal Erosion Reaches Alarming Levels in Vietnam

For the last decade, many families in this southwestern Vietnamese province have been uprooted at least once every two years, but this is not due to economic or political upheaval.

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Climate Change and Communities: An Example From Norway

Climate Change and Communities: An Example From Norway

The CostAdapt Project is a transnational EU Northern Periphery Programme funded project concerning local communities adaptation to climate change at the coast.

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Climate Change and Communities: An example from the Outer Hebrides

Climate Change and Communities: An example from the Outer Hebrides

Professor Andrew Cooper, University of Ulster, narrates this video on the problems facing local communities in the Outer Hebrides.

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