Latest Coastal engineering Stories

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.

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.

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.

2008-08-26 21:00:20

By CHRISTINA ABEL and MAGGIE FITZROY As Tropical Storm Fay's powerful wind and waves plowed ashore along St. Johns County's coast, some people dared to frolic in the surf and others finally got official permission to try to save their Vilano Beach homes from more blasts of beach erosion.

2008-08-24 09:00:22

By CATHERINE KOZAK By Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot Just as the long-awaited final environmental impact statement is about to be released, another glitch may have developed in the planning process to replace the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge .

2008-08-19 12:00:29

By Michael Savage Di Wrightson used to complain that a row of bungalows blocked the view of the sea from her home in the picturesque village of Happisburgh, pronounced "Haysbrough", on the north Norfolk coast. Now she says she wishes they were still there to block her view.

2008-08-17 21:00:27

By ROB YOUNG & ANDY COBURN By ROB YOUNG & ANDY COBURN The Coastal Resources Commission, North Carolina's coastal rule- making body, recently denied an appeal by several Outer Banks property owners to postpone indefinitely the removal of sandbag seawalls protecting oceanfront homes.

2008-07-17 18:00:27

By Gareth McGrath, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Jul. 17--With the state budget passed and legislators itching to get out of Raleigh, time appears to be eroding for supporters of legislation that would soften the state's ban on hardened structures along the coast.

2008-07-16 18:00:21

By CHRISTINA ABEL After about three years of losing sand from the dunes behind their homes because of beach erosion, some homeowners in South Ponte Vedra Beach are regaining sand, very slowly and naturally.

2008-06-15 15:00:22

One angler calls it "vigilante vandalism:" concealing boards with 3-inch nails in the sand along a sandy road that fishermen use to drive to the western side of Quonochontaug Breachway. Three vehicles have run over the nails and blew out their tires, but no one has been hurt.

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