Coastal Care

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Tag: Erosion

Hyams Beach, Australia: Beach with the whitest sand in the world

Hyams Beach, Australia: Beach with the whitest sand in the world

The whitest sand in the world: it’s a claim to fame Hyams Beach on Australia’s New South Wales South Coast has enjoyed for years, even securing it a place in the Guinness World Records.

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Study seeks to protect key sites from coastal erosion; Scotland

Study seeks to protect key sites from coastal erosion; Scotland

Researchers are investigating ways to protect Scotland’s coastline against the effects of climate change.

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The Texas Coastline Is Slowly Disappearing. Here’s How One Community Is Coping

The Texas Coastline Is Slowly Disappearing. Here’s How One Community Is Coping

The Lone Star State’s shoreline is experiencing one of the highest rates of land loss of any coastal area in the country due to a combination of subsidence, sea level rise and storm surges.

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Coastline changes; Hanalei, Kauai

Coastline changes; Hanalei, Kauai

A wall of tangled roots separates the park at Black Pot from the beach, and the erosion has drastically changed the beach from six months ago. While geologists say shifting sands aren’t unusual, it’s a prediction of what could be coming in the next few decades and scientists say long-term studies of the area are necessary.

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Maui community scrambles to save a cemetery washing away

Maui community scrambles to save a cemetery washing away

The growing threat of coastal erosion is taking a toll on dozens of properties on Maui, including a cemetery at an historic site.

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Authorities seek fixes to unprecedented erosion at Sunset Beach, Oahu

Authorities seek fixes to unprecedented erosion at Sunset Beach, Oahu

Experts say the severe erosion taking place at Sunset Beach is reaching unprecedented levels. Researchers at the University of Hawaii say the shoreline at Sunset Beach is the most landward it has ever been, according to historical records and aerial photos.

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California cliffs at risk of collapse identified

California cliffs at risk of collapse identified

Danger – Unstable Cliffs – Stay Back: The yellow warning signs that pepper coastal cliffs from northern California to the US-Mexico border may seem overly dramatic to the casual observer. But actively eroding cliffs make up the majority of the California coastline.

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Erosion creates dangerous cliff conditions on Oahu’s North Shore

Erosion creates dangerous cliff conditions on Oahu’s North Shore

Stay away from Sunset Beach. That’s the latest warning from the city Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division as extreme erosion takes its toll on Oahu’s North Shore.

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Sand in the gears of climate change

Sand in the gears of climate change

For decades it’s been well understood that soft-sand beaches move — and that hard structures like concrete sea walls and stone jetties can in fact accelerate erosion. With climate change — rising sea levels and more frequent violent storms — the inevitable beach erosion and migration has only increased.

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