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2015-05-04 08:38:09

More than 350,000 houses, business, bridges and other structures are within 500 feet of the US shoreline. Many of these, and the communities around them, are at risk from coastal erosion, flooding, extreme weather events, and sea level rises. Protection against these risks is not optional. Lives and livelihoods are in danger and something has to be done. But what are the best methods?

2015-02-25 16:22:04

--Cocoa Beach is one of only four beaches named 2014's Best Restored Beaches-- COCOA BEACH, Fla., Feb.

2014-06-18 23:01:27

Ocean Health Index Shows Loss of Dunes, Salt Marshes and Seagrasses Leaves West Coast More Vulnerable to Erosion and Reduces Natural Carbon Storage Santa Barbara,

Storm Waters Could Easily Flood Manhattan Due To Rising Seas
2014-04-24 09:35:31

After Hurricane Sandy devastated New York, the fear of another flood has driven much concern in both the academic world and the political one. A new study from Portland State University reveals that since the mid-1800s, maximum water levels...

Climate Change Could Cause Trillions In Damage To World's Coastal Regions
2014-02-05 10:28:40

New research predicts that coastal regions may face massive increases in damages from storm surge flooding over the course of the 21st century.

2014-01-20 12:20:31

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Army Corps of Engineers Brig. Gen.

2013-12-04 19:18:10

Left to themselves, coastal wetlands can resist rapid levels of sea-level rise. But humans could be sabotaging some of their best defenses

Rising Sea Waters Threaten Hawaiian Shorelines
2013-08-31 08:19:16

After examining other influences on shoreline change including waves, sediment supply and littoral processes, and anthropogenic changes, the best explanation for the difference in island-wide shoreline trends, such as beach erosion or accretion, is the differing rates of relative sea-level rise on Hawaiian islands.

Coastal Storm Damage Not As Severe Thanks To Mother Nature
2013-07-18 10:28:51

A new study shows that natural habitats such as dunes and reefs are critical to protecting millions of US residents and billions of dollars in property from coastal storms.

Buried Seawall Helped Protect New Jersey From Hurricane Sandy
2013-07-17 08:53:32

Researchers discover a long-forgotten seawall buried on the shores of New Jersey that helped to protect the coast from the full wrath of Hurricane Sandy.


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