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2009-07-10 11:50:50

Expansion of coastal cities is accompanied by a decline in the quality of life of the people, which was the reason they moved to the coastal zone instead of bringing growing welfare to the inhabitants. Many Megacities such as Tokyo (pop. 36.000.000), New York (22.000.000) and London (12.000.000) are found in the coastal zone. Coastal protection measures give a sense of false security and require increasingly expensive infrastructure.The treatment and cure of these coastal syndromes includes...

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2009-04-27 05:55:00

Climate change is now threatening France's Aquitaine coast, which stretches north from the Spanish border to the Gironde River, causing erosion that is endangering coastal communities. In 2006 the European LIFE program identified 13 coastal communities as hotspots for erosion. "There is a lack of sand on the beaches, because of a period of warming -- climate change," says Cyril Mallet, of the French geology and mining research agency BRGM. Climate change means more erosion for the area,...

2009-02-18 14:43:51

Researchers say coastal erosion along a 40-mile stretch of the Beaufort Sea in Alaska more than doubled to about 45 feet annually between 2002 and 2007. U.S. Geological Survey scientist Benjamin Jones, who led the study, said although the patterns documented in the research might represent a short-term episode of enhanced erosion, the findings might also represent the future pattern of coastline erosion in the Arctic. Jones and his colleagues said recent shifts in the rate and pattern of land...

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2008-12-29 13:15:00

A coastal engineer thinks that nineteenth century artwork is a functional device for considering the effects of coastal erosion. Robin McInnes reviewed the exactness of geological and topological qualities in 400 paintings of the Isle of Wight and Hampshire coastline. McInnes thinks these classic artists allow engineers to have the opportunity to view coastal features prior to changing from industrial development. McInnes has a huge collection of paintings, prints and etchings showing...

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2008-10-29 13:15:00

A new study on Wednesday warned that climate change is the cause of rising sea levels that will erode Sydney's iconic beaches by 2050. The NSW Department of Climate Change study said some are at risk of disappearing and threatening beachfront homes and commercial properties. The Sydney climate change impact report detailed how sea levels along Sydney's coast are expected to rise by up to 40 cm above 1990 levels by 2050 and by 90 cm by 2100, with each one centimeter of rise resulting in one...

2008-10-03 18:00:15

By CHRISTINA ABEL After eight months of waiting, four Vilano Beach oceanfront homeowners whose dwellings are within feet of tall, eroded dunes have permission to build a seawall to protect themselves from further beach erosion. The homeowners have been working with the state Department of Environmental Protection to get approval to build a permanent wall that would stop more sand from slipping away from their homes' foundations. DEP officials had said they would give the homeowners a...

2008-09-29 03:00:20

By Anonymous The Minerals Management Service has awarded an $8.5 million grant to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources to study different types of shoreline protection at the existing Rockefeller Refuge area along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline. The proposed project will install and analyze the effectiveness of four different test sections of shoreline protection located along the Gulf, from Beach Prong to Joseph Harbor, approximately 45 miles southeast of Lake Charles....

2008-09-11 18:00:17

By STEVE PATTERSON Florida's environmental agency uses fuzzy rules that can be politically manipulated to decide who can build on beaches around the state, say University of Florida lawyers calling for change. That choice "occurs through an unknown calculus in the head of the permit reviewer," according to a report from the Levin College of Law Conservation Clinic, whose lawyers examined coastal development applications filed with the state Department of Environmental Protection. That...

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2008-09-10 12:25:00

Scientists said on Wednesday that Australia's vast coastline is increasingly being battered by destructive "extreme waves" driven in part by climate change. Government experts said research into wave size changes over the past 45 years showed waves of 3 meters (9.8 feet) in height or more were increasing, hitting Australia's southern coasts as severe storms become more frequent and intense. "Extreme wave conditions are greatest south of the Australian continent, associated with the passage of...

2008-08-30 09:00:36

A new coastal erosion plan could be on the way to protect an East Devon town from the sea. Moves are now under way to tackle the problem of erosion of the cliff face at Pennington Point, Sidmouth, and the safety issues raised by encroachment of the sea and landslips caused by heavy rain. East Devon District Council is reviewing the state of the cliffs with the possibility of bringing forward a coastal protection scheme designed to give a degree of protection to Pennington Point near the...


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