Coastal Care

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Category: Beach Nourishment

Atlantic City and Miami Beach: two takes on tackling the rising waters

Atlantic City and Miami Beach: two takes on tackling the rising waters

Sea level rise is making floods more common and as the New Jersey resort braces for the next Sandy, the well-heeled Florida city is throwing money at the problem

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Adjust beach replenishment to minimize maritime dead zones

Adjust beach replenishment to minimize maritime dead zones

Beach replenishment is an expensive and temporary method of maintaining barrier-island beaches. As the post-Hurricane Sandy rebuilding of all the beaches along New Jersey’s 127-mile Atlantic coast nears completion, an additional potential cost is becoming clear: Replenishment might be creating dead zones on land and at sea.

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Fishermen, beach builders fight for underwater sand hills

Fishermen, beach builders fight for underwater sand hills

Just a few miles off New Jersey’s coast is a series of underwater hills on the ocean floor, made of perfect-quality beach sand tens of thousands of years old. The value of these ancient sand hills to sea life, fishermen, scientists and beach-building engineers has set up a fight between those who would protect them and those who would mine them. And that battle is expected to intensify as rising sea levels are expected to magnify.

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Reinforce and Build: The vicious cycle driving development on Florida’s most fragile beaches

Reinforce and Build: The vicious cycle driving development on Florida’s most fragile beaches

This is the story of modern-day Florida, where the landscapes most susceptible to drowning and destruction are also the targets of both rampant development and beach nourishment — the process of shoring up eroding coastal landscapes with sand.

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Beach renourishment sand could affect coral reefs off Broward; Fla.

Beach renourishment sand could affect coral reefs off Broward; Fla.

Dump trucks returned to the Fort Lauderdale beachfront this month to finish a $55.6 million job rebuilding eroded beaches. But beneath the surface just offshore, the new sand could bury and harm acres of coral reef and extinguish tiny life forms that cling to the reefs or hover around them.

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Shrinking Shores: Florida reneges on pledges to its beaches

Shrinking Shores: Florida reneges on pledges to its beaches

The shores shrink, the tourists scatter, the tax base shrivels. That’s what troubles many communities across the state forced to shoulder the expensive burden of beach renourishment.

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Shrinking Shores: Florida sand shortage leaves beaches in lurch

Shrinking Shores: Florida sand shortage leaves beaches in lurch

Beaches are built one truckload at a time as the main ingredient in the State’s beach renourishemnt program – offshore sand – gets harder to find.

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