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2011-06-27 07:15:00

A unique study using over 70 years of information from local newspapers has helped to examine the incidence and location of coastal floods in the Solent region of southern England. Coastal flood events in the Solent have been common over the last 70 years and are often associated with the highest sea levels. A significant number of events with severe impacts have been identified, with repeated damage and disruption at certain locations. Using newly digitized sea-level data for the ports of...

2011-02-23 22:24:34

An assessment of coastal change over the past 150 years has found 68 percent of beaches in the New England and Mid-Atlantic region are eroding, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report released today. Scientists studied more than 650 miles of the New England and Mid-Atlantic coasts and found the average rate of coastal change "“ taking into account beaches that are both eroding and prograding -- was negative 1.6 feet per year.  Of those beaches eroding, the most extreme case...

2010-12-01 01:47:00

DUBAI, UAE, December 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Aqaba Development Corporation discuses achieving the balance between project objectives, marine and coastal engineering and national economic development objectives. Marine and coastal development has seen a boom in recent years across the Middle East. This growth is due to high demand for prime waterfront real estate and mixed use developments to sustain the modern urban lifestyle and business requirements. In order to better...

2010-11-02 02:00:00

DUBAI, UAE, November 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Marine and coastal developments in the Middle East are increasingly attracting global attention. Dr. Benno Boer, Ecological Sciences Advisor Arab Region at UNESCO, Craig Thackray, Head of Marine at Scott Wilson, and Magdy Youssef, Director of the Lusail Complex at Qatari Diar, were approached to provide input from the NGO, consultant and developer perspective on why this is so. Dr. Benno Boer, UNESCO, commented: "The Arab States in...

2010-06-23 08:21:00

DALTON, Ga., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In their efforts to protect the Gulf Coast from the mammoth runaway oil slick, emergency responders have turned to an array of standard defenses such as booms and industrial skimmers. But as part of their coastal defenses, officials in Walton County, Florida, also are employing tried and true technologies in non-traditional ways. One standout example is the use of GeoHay, a highly absorbent recycled carpet product, as a defense for the slick...

2010-03-16 15:33:00

Organizations call on state to include plans for cost-effective program to reduce hurricane risk quickly BATON ROUGE, La., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five local and national conservation groups working on coastal Louisiana restoration are calling on Louisiana's Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration (OCPR) to amend its Fiscal Year 2011 draft plan for coastal restoration and hurricane protection. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100202/EDFLOGO) "Restoring the...

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2010-01-25 12:21:02

A major increase in maximum ocean wave heights off the Pacific Northwest in recent decades has forced scientists to re-evaluate how high a "100-year event" might be, and the new findings raise special concerns for flooding, coastal erosion and structural damage. The new assessment concludes that the highest waves may be as much as 46 feet, up from estimates of only 33 feet that were made as recently as 1996, and a 40 percent increase. December and January are the months such waves are most...

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2009-11-16 06:20:00

All across the islands of Hawaii, residents have stood by and watched helplessly for years as the majestic archipelago's sandy white beaches have steadily retreated "” a phenomenon that geologists warn will likely worsen in the coming decades as warming global temperatures bring rising sea levels around the world. According to the Associated Press, experts say that over 70 percent of the island Kauai's pristine beaches are on the decline while Oahu has already seen roughly a quarter of...

2009-10-21 06:00:00

VENICE BEACH, Calif. and RAGLAN, New Zealand, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Amalgamate Solutions and Research (ASR), the world leader in the design and construction of multi-purpose artificial reefs, announced today that it has completed Europe's first multi-purpose reef on the Boscombe shoreline, just outside of southern England's coastal town of Bournemouth. The reef was engineered and constructed by ASR, who spearheads the movement towards environmentally sensitive coastal protection....

2009-10-19 09:53:22

CSIRO scientists have produced the first preliminary predictions of the potential impact of climate change on the Australian seabed. The results of the five-year study predict potential high-risk areas due to seabed movement, erosion and changes in reef growth. According to CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship project leader Dr Cedric Griffiths, the interaction between the ocean and the seabed is poorly understood. "We have more information about the surfaces of the Moon and Mars than we do...


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