Coastal Care

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Tag: Erosion

Belo Monte hydroelectric dam construction work begins

Belo Monte hydroelectric dam construction work begins

With most Brazilian eyes firmly fixed on the country’s annual carnival, construction work officially started this week on the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in the Amazon, after reversal of a February suspension ruling.

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The Problems With Dams

The Problems With Dams

Project to build world’s third-largest hydroelectric plant is suspended after failing to meet environmental requirements. Dams block sediments going to the ocean, which implies accelerated erosion.

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Last Chance Beach, Battling Erosion in Barbados

Last Chance Beach, Battling Erosion in Barbados

Around Barbados, the most serious threat to the beaches is the loss of coral reefs through nearshore pollution, primarily caused by domestic sewage, and physical clearing. As the reefs die, they lose their ability to reduce the energy and erosive force of incoming waves.

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68 Percent of New England and Mid-Atlantic Beaches Are Eroding

68 Percent of New England and Mid-Atlantic Beaches Are Eroding

An assessment of coastal change over the past 150 years has found 68 percent of beaches in the New England and Mid-Atlantic region are eroding.

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Jetties Blamed For Beach Erosion, Montauk NY

Jetties Blamed For Beach Erosion, Montauk NY

The next winter storm is threatening to wash away beach-side homes in Montauk. Concerned residents, however, are not blaming Mother Nature, but rather jetties built by the Army Corps of Engineers about 20 years ago.

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Pacific Northwest warned of climate change dangers

Pacific Northwest warned of climate change dangers

Washington state and the province of British Columbia launched a joint effort on Wednesday to warn residents of North America’s Pacific Northwest about the danger that climate change poses to coastal communities.

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Surf’s Up: New Research Monitor Ocean Wave Behavior and Shore Impacts

Surf’s Up: New Research Monitor Ocean Wave Behavior and Shore Impacts

Engineers have created a new type of “stereo vision” to use in studying ocean waves as they pound against the shore, providing a better way to understand and monitor this violent, ever-changing environment.

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50 Houses on Kiawah Sand

50 Houses on Kiawah Sand

A documentary about proposed development at south end of Kiawah Island, produced by Mary Edna Fraser and Celie Dailey. Includes interviews with Dr. Orrin Pilkey, Professor of Earth Scieces at Duke University, and Nancy Vinson, Coastal Conservation League’s Program Director for Air and Water Quality.

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A Fiscal Analysis of Shifting Inlets and Terminal Groins in North Carolina

A Fiscal Analysis of Shifting Inlets and Terminal Groins in North Carolina

The debate about terminal groins, shore-perpendicular structures built at inlets in attempt to slow erosion, is worth keeping an eye on, whether you live in western North Carolina or in a coastal community, because it could cost you and our state a pretty penny.

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