Northern Manhattan Wetland Faced with Climate-Change-Induced Erosion is Reimagined – Inside Climate News

Groundsel Tree (Baccharis halimifolia) Swindler Cove, Inwood Hill Park, New York City (by Steve Guttman CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 via Flickr).

When the New York Restoration Project first started working in the late 1990s to clean the unnamed shoreline along the Harlem River in northern Manhattan, the intertidal mudflat and wetlands weren’t just a neglected area, but a former illegal dumping ground. How the cove, the largest wetland left in Manhattan, has become a bountiful greenspace where migrating birds, crabs, tadpoles and toads are all thriving, despite the existential threat posed by climate change in shoreline communities, is a story of robust community involvement and skillful coastline management…

Slipping away: Erosion forces Olympic National Park to take a hard look at Kalaloch Lodge – the Seattle Times

Kalaloch Lodge, on the west coast of Washington's Olympic Peninsula (by Ron Sipherd CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 via Flickr).

Kalaloch is the third-most-visited of Olympic National Park’s nine districts…Kalaloch Lodge, run on a concessionaire’s contract by the global entertainment/hospitality company Delaware North…has grown into a beachfront hotel with a restaurant overlooking the ocean, a small grocery store, a campground and nearly 50 cabins sitting on the same bluffs where the Beckers built their rustic resort 95 years ago. Except there’s less bluff. And less of it every year….

AP Photos In Sri Lanka, Fishers Suffer as Sea Erosion Destroys Homes and Beaches – AP

Fishing boat on the beach in Sri Lanka (by Goran tek-en, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia).

Ranjith Sunimal Fernando now has a shell of a home at the edge of Sri Lanka’s coast, lost to the sea. Waves lap past the broken walls into damaged, empty rooms.

“One night last month, my son went to the bathroom and I suddenly heard him screaming, ‘our house has gone into the sea!’,” said Fernando, a 58-year-old fisher born and raised in Iranawila, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of the capital, Colombo…

Up to 70% of California beaches could disappear by end of the century – the Guardian

"What! Another Photo of Morro Rock?"(by loren chipman CC BY-NC 2.0 via Flickr).

A new study uses satellites to predict what California’s famous coastline could look like by 2100.

California is known for golden sands and endless waves, but much of the state’s famous shoreline could vanish in the future. That’s according to a new study, which found that between 25% and 70% of California beaches might be washed away by the end of the century, leaving only cliffs or coastal infrastructure in their wake…

If Your House Were Falling Off a Cliff, Would You Leave? – the New York Times

Chalet style cottages perched precariously on the North Sea cliff, south of the old Hornsea Road at Skipsea (© Paul Glazzard CC BY-SA 2.0 via Geograph).

On a stormy day in the spring of 2021, the sea defenses on the beach below Lucy Ansbro’s cliff-top home in Thorpeness, England, washed away. Then, the end of her garden collapsed into the North Sea…“We lost three and a half meters of land,” said Ms. Ansbro, a 54-year-old television producer, sitting in her kitchen on a recent morning. “Every time I went out, I didn’t know if the house would still be here when I came back…”

Barcelona’s beaches could vanish as authorities abandon ‘enhancement’ – the Guardian

Barcelona's Promenade and Somorrostro Beach with the hotel W Barcelona in the background (by Falco Ermert CC BY 2.0 via Flickr).

For the 1992 Olympic Games, Barcelona rediscovered the sea. It beefed up its beachfront using thousands of tons of sand, and the area is now packed with tourists and lined with beach bars. Barcelona’s beach may be partly artificial, but it’s big business. The way things are going, however, soon there won’t be any beach at all. Across Catalonia, rising sea levels and winter storms are eating away at the coastline…

Hemsby: How many other communities are at risk of erosion? – BBC News

Happisburgh, Norfolk(by Martin CC BY-ND 2.0 via Flickr).

Coastal erosion claimed three homes in Hemsby last weekend and a further two properties in the village are deemed at serious risk. Are there other Hemsbys along the coast and what can be done to protect the communities which live there?

The East Anglian coastline is no stranger to coastal erosion…