Coastal Care

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Category: Erosion

On The Elwha, A New Life When The Dam Breaks

On The Elwha, A New Life When The Dam Breaks

Nobody figured the largest dam removal project ever attempted in the U.S. was going to be easy, or fast.The nation’s largest and most ambitious dam removal will begin this month, when workers start demolishing two antique dams on Washington state’s Elwha River…

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Malaysia’s Borneo Tribes Lose Test Case Over Mega-Dam

Malaysia’s Borneo Tribes Lose Test Case Over Mega-Dam

A 12-year legal battle by indigenous tribes in Malaysia against their ancestral land being seized to build a mega-dam on Borneo island ended in defeat Thursday in the nation’s top court.

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Aerial Photos of Outer Banks Show Coastal Damage from Hurricane Irene

Aerial Photos of Outer Banks Show Coastal Damage from Hurricane Irene

A series of before and after aerial photos of the Outer Banks show the impact of Hurricane Irene on the coastline, highlighting several breaches that severed a state highway and moved large volumes of sand inland.

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Hurricane Irene Opens New Inlets on Hatteras Island

Hurricane Irene Opens New Inlets on Hatteras Island

Personnel from the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) are actively surveying the North Carolina coast following the passage of Hurricane Irene. Center Director Dr. Rob Young completed a surveillance flight of the northern Outer Banks Sunday morning and filed a first report of storm impacts.

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World’s Largest Sea Turtle Nesting Beach in Peril Orissa Due to Massive Erosion

World’s Largest Sea Turtle Nesting Beach in Peril Orissa Due to Massive Erosion

Wildlife activists are concerned over gradual destruction of the traditional nesting grounds of Olive Ridley sea turtles at Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary on Orissa coast, following massive and illegal sand dredging at the Mahanadi river mouth.

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Proposed Ports Gravely Threatens Coastal Beauty, India

Proposed Ports Gravely Threatens Coastal Beauty, India

Galloping capital flow into coastal infrastructure development will see a port built every 32 km along India’s 480kms’ coast. India aims to pour $60 billion into ports by 2020 under a drive to spur the fastest growth in more than two decades. The most serious and direct implication is aggravated coastal erosion, which will deprive local communities of the beaches on which their lives and livelihoods depend.

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Ghana’s Ongoing Battle Against Coastal erosion

Ghana’s Ongoing Battle Against Coastal erosion

According to estimates, the ocean claims 1.5 to 2 metres of the 539- kilometres Ghana coastline annually; with the most risky coastal areas, Ada Foah and the Eastern parts of Keta, recording 4 metres. Ghana’s Government decided on a costly and controversial project: the building of a 68 million euros, 30 kms “Ada Defense Sea Wall” to “salvage the people in the area from the ravages of the sea…”

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Shoreline Changes And Associated Coastal Land Loss Along The U.S. Gulf Of Mexico

Shoreline Changes And Associated Coastal Land Loss Along The U.S. Gulf Of Mexico

Beach erosion is a chronic problem along most open- ocean shores of the United States. As coastal populations continue to grow and community infrastructures are threatened by erosion, there is increased demand for accurate information regarding past and present trends and rates of shoreline movement. A USGS report.

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US West Coast Erosion Spiked In Winter 2009-10,  Previewing Likely Future As Climate Changes

US West Coast Erosion Spiked In Winter 2009-10, Previewing Likely Future As Climate Changes

Knowing that the U.S. west coast was battered during the winter before last by a climatic pattern expected more often in the future, scientists have now pieced together a San Diego-to-Seattle assessment of the damage wrought by that winter’s extreme waves and higher-than-usual water levels.

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