Coastal Care

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Maps show Northland coastal erosion and flood threat to homes; NZ

Maps show Northland coastal erosion and flood threat to homes; NZ

Climate change, storm surges, tsunamis, earthquakes and poorly placed human footprints could all increase the risk of flooding and coastal erosion at sites identified on Northland Regional Council’s new coastal hazard maps.

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Experts contradict govt on coastal erosion, Thailand

Experts contradict govt on coastal erosion, Thailand

Experts reported that about 830 kilometres, or 30 per cent, of all coastlines in Thailand were at critical levels for erosion at a rate of more than five metres per year. This is far worse than stated in information from the coastal resources department.

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Sinking land will exacerbate flooding from sea level rise in Bay Area

Sinking land will exacerbate flooding from sea level rise in Bay Area

Hazard maps use estimated sea level rise due to climate change to determine flooding risk for today’s shoreline, but don’t take into account that some land is sinking. A precise study of subsidence around San Francisco Bay shows that for conservative estimates of sea level rise, twice the area is in danger of flooding by 2100 than previously thought. Some landfill is sinking 10 mm per year, threatening the airport and parts of Silicon Valley.

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Series of storms more than 150 years ago caused extensive erosion of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh

Series of storms more than 150 years ago caused extensive erosion of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh

Flooding isn’t new to the Santa Barbara coastline. However, the inundation doesn’t always come from the mountains as it did last month in Montecito. Back in 1861-2, a series of large storms washed beach sand more than a quarter mile inland into what today is the Carpinteria Salt Marsh. Although historical accounts document the inland flooding, little has been known about how those storms impacted a now heavily developed California coast.

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King Tides, Beach Erosion and Water Pollution—Can Waikīkī Be Saved?

King Tides, Beach Erosion and Water Pollution—Can Waikīkī Be Saved?

More than a century ago, Waikīkī was the center of government and culture for Hawaiians, where streams met the ocean and fishponds provided food. By the late 1800s, this stunning shoreline started to lure visitors, creating a demand for accommodations on the beach. This development, which included the construction of seawalls, groins and piers, prompted the eroding of the very beach that had been attracting tourists.

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Shore towns use sand dredged from inlets to widen beaches

Shore towns use sand dredged from inlets to widen beaches

Coastal areas around the country are dredging clogged inlets to make them easier to navigate, and using the sand they suck from the bottom to widen beaches damaged by natural erosion or serious storms. Concerns that have arisen from inlet dredging include possibly disturbing wildlife habitat, or affecting the shape of nearby shorelines.

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Slowly but surely, South Carolina’s incredibly complex shoreline is losing ground

Slowly but surely, South Carolina’s incredibly complex shoreline is losing ground

More than half of South Carolina’s shoreline is eroding under an onslaught of rising seas, pounding storms and other scouring forces. These and other recent findings cast new light on the nature and fate of our coast.

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Life’s a beach: Cannes ships in sand for film festival

Life’s a beach: Cannes ships in sand for film festival

Every year the French Riviera town of Cannes rolls out the red carpet to A-list celebrities at the world’s most glamorous film festival. Now it wants to roll out a bigger beach too. The Mediterranean resort is shipping in 80,000 cubic meters of white sand – enough to fill 32 Olympic swimming pools – to widen the beach along a 1.4 kilometer (0.9 mile) stretch of seafront.

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More oyster reefs could help fight erosion on Texas coast

More oyster reefs could help fight erosion on Texas coast

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department in the past 10 years has built more than 400 acres of oyster reef off the coast — multimillion dollar projects intended to jump start the harvest of oysters, particularly after hurricanes and drought devastated the resource.

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