Coastal Care

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After a Long Boom, an Uncertain Future for Big Dam Projects

After a Long Boom, an Uncertain Future for Big Dam Projects

The rise of wind and solar power, coupled with the increasing social, environmental and financial costs of hydropower projects, could spell the end of an era of big dams. But even anti-dam activists say it’s too early to declare the demise of large-scale hydro.

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‘Washaway Beach,’ fastest-eroding place on the West Coast, cobbles together a solution

‘Washaway Beach,’ fastest-eroding place on the West Coast, cobbles together a solution

There’s a reason a quiet and desolate strip of sand here is nicknamed Washaway Beach. Coastal erosion has claimed an average of 100 feet of this shoreline every year for the last century. That makes North Cove the fastest-eroding place on the West Coast.

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Portugal to demolish buildings threatened by coastal erosion

Portugal to demolish buildings threatened by coastal erosion

The Portuguese Environment Agency’s new coastal plan involves demolishing dozens of buildings and houses along a 122 kilometre strip of coastline, deemed at severe risk from coastal erosion aggravated by climate change. In the next ten years Portugal plans to spend almost 470 million euros to try to reduce the risks to it population from coastal erosion.

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Unintended consequences of dams and reservoirs

Unintended consequences of dams and reservoirs

An international team of drought scientists show that while many dams and reservoirs are built, or expanded, to alleviate droughts and water shortages, they can paradoxically contribute to making them worse.

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The Caribbean island of Mayreau could be split in two due to erosion

The Caribbean island of Mayreau could be split in two due to erosion

After years of erosion by the waves, people living on Mayreau, an island in the southern Grenadines, are confronted with the real possibility that the sea will split their island in two, and destroy its world famous Salt Whistle Bay.

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Maui more susceptible to erosion from rising sea levels

Maui more susceptible to erosion from rising sea levels

Maui lands vulnerable to erosion are more than double previous projections, according to a new University of Hawaii study released last month.

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Sinking Santa Cruz: climate change threatens famed California beach town

Sinking Santa Cruz: climate change threatens famed California beach town

Similar challenges are sprouting up along the coast, and the golden sands and beach properties that define the state at risk.

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Hurricane Florence – Preliminary Assessment for Bogue Banks Oceanfront (9/16/18)

Hurricane Florence – Preliminary Assessment for Bogue Banks Oceanfront (9/16/18)

Florence becomes the storm of record (twice) for high water level at the Beaufort tide gage. See before and after photo slideshow.

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New walls aim to hold back rising seas off Tanzania

New walls aim to hold back rising seas off Tanzania

Coastal erosion and flooding threaten Dar es Salaam, one of Africa’s fastest-growing cities.

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