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PLANO, Texas, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SunChips, Frito-Lay's multigrain snack brand, today presented the Mayor of Galveston with a check for $1 million to kick off the city's Seawall revitalization program.
Police arrested a 70-year-old man in Siesta Key, Fla., for protesting the use of brown replacement sand on a beach of white sand, his wife says. Anne Overbeck said her husband, Jim, was arrested when he threw his body on top of a pile of the brown sand to stop a bulldozer from blending the off-color
Environmentalists say South Korea could be heading towards a major ecological blunder as it begins a multi-billion dollar land reclamation project about seven times the size of Manhattan that the country believes will lift its economy.
As Hurricane Ike pummels the Texas coast, the only thing standing in the way is a thin stretch of land called Galveston. Galveston is a barrier island, a narrow landmass made mostly of sand that extends along a coastline parallel to the land.
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.
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.
By MAETZIG, Rob URENUI residents say their popular domain has been saved by extensions to the seawall along the domain's waterfront. In a first major test, the extensions -- which are yet to be completed -- have held out huge swells whipped up by the northerly storms of the past two weeks.
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.
By Kevin Howe, The Monterey County Herald, Calif. Jul. 3--Condominium owners at Ocean Harbor House on Monterey Beach have filed an appeal of an appellate court ruling with the state Supreme Court.
By determining the power and behavior of a tsunami, the scientists hope to devise better seawalls and more precise evacuation plans for coastal communities at risk of a direct hit, Arikawa said.