Coastal Care

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Category: Shoreline Armoring

Conservationists Call On House To Stop Looser Beach Erosion Rules, SC

Conservationists Call On House To Stop Looser Beach Erosion Rules, SC

Environmentalists denounced a bill to let a handful of property owners rebuild the aging Debordieu seawall, despite a state law that banned seawalls about a quarter century ago. The ban, adopted as part of the 1988 beach management act, was enacted because seawalls are known to make beach erosion worse when slammed by waves.

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Parting the Sea to Save Venice

Parting the Sea to Save Venice

The sea has protected Venice since the fifth century, when people moved to the fish-shaped islands of Rialto for safety from mainland invaders. Over the next thirteen centuries, the seafaring city-state grew in power and strength. But the tide has turned, and the sea that once protected Venice now threatens it.

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Drowning In Money: The Untold Story Of The Crazy Public Spending That Makes Flooding Inevitable

Drowning In Money: The Untold Story Of The Crazy Public Spending That Makes Flooding Inevitable

Every year billions are spent in Britain and Europe on policies that wreck homes and lives through flooding…

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Controversy Brews Over Coastal Adaptation Project

Controversy Brews Over Coastal Adaptation Project

Plans for adapting to climate change in Cartagena, Colombia, were first outlined back in 2004, and continue to advance in spite of the voices raised in protest. While the authorities applaud the plans, many local people have their doubts…

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Fragile Western Isles Ecosystem Under Threat

Fragile Western Isles Ecosystem Under Threat

The traditional crofting way of life is under threat in Scotland’s Western Isles because of a fundamental misunderstanding of how Atlantic wave action affects their coastlines, a University of Ulster academic has revealed.

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New NOAA Website Offers Tips to Prepare For Coastal Flooding

New NOAA Website Offers Tips to Prepare For Coastal Flooding

Coastal flooding is often the greatest threat to life and property during and after storms.

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Ocean Beach Erosion: New Plan Crafted

Ocean Beach Erosion: New Plan Crafted

The silver tide that surges through Ocean Beach from dawn to dusk is a surfer’s delight. For San Francisco, however, it is an unrelenting test of nature.

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Panel Rejects Plan for Matunuck Retaining wall, Rhodes Island

Panel Rejects Plan for Matunuck Retaining wall, Rhodes Island

A state environmental panel has rejected plans by South Kingstown officials to build a 200-foot retaining wall to protect the only road leading in and out of Matunuck, RI, from beach erosion.

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Rethinking Living Shorelines

Rethinking Living Shorelines

In response to the detrimental environmental impacts caused by traditional erosion control structures, environmental groups, state and federal resource management agencies, now advocate an approach known as “Living Shorelines” that embraces the use of natural habitat elements such as indigenous vegetation, to stabilize and protect eroding shorelines. By Orrin H. Pilkey, Rob Young, Norma Longo, Andy Coburn.

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