Tag: coastal erosion

Coast erosion is the process of wearing away material from the coastal profile due to imbalance in the supply and export of material from a certain section. It takes place in the form of scouring in the foot of the cliffs or in the foot of the dunes.

Repelling the Invaders Might Not Be Such a Good Idea

Repelling the Invaders Might Not Be Such a Good Idea

Have you been trying to eradicate invasive, non-native plants in favor of indigenous species in your area? You might want to think again, at least if controlling erosion is part of your goal.

A recent study conducted at a coastal New Jersey state park compared the protective effects of two different species

Oysters and Mangroves: How Far Can They Go?

Oysters and Mangroves: How Far Can They Go?

North Carolina, one of the places hit hardest by Hurricane Matthew, had been battling coastal erosion long before the storm. The threat comes not only from the ocean side, but from the land as well. As this article explains, “ditching and draining for forestry and agriculture changed the inland hydrology

Coastal Concerns

Coastal Concerns

The storm forces of rain and wind, to say nothing of tidal ebbs and flows, pose special problems in controlling erosion along coastlines. All of these forces affect the surrounding area—beaches, roads, bridges, homes, and other buildings—as well.

Beachfront Reinforcement

Beachfront Reinforcement

The science and the industry of protecting eroding coastlines generate tremendous controversy. Some innovative erosion control methods, and a new spirit of cooperation among local beach protection projects and the Army Corps of Engineers, may be calming the waters.

The New Okies?

The New Okies?

What if you had to pack up and leave your home in the next few years—maybe sooner—because it had become unlivable? Not just your house itself, but the entire region surrounding it?

A significant number of Americans, many of them affluent people who planned their living situations and their futures very

Editor’s Comments: Should We Stay or Should We Go?

Editor’s Comments: Should We Stay or Should We Go?

The UK’S National Trust—a membership-based organization that protects natural sites as well as historic buildings—has begun advocating a different approach to coping with coastal erosion. The country needs to abandon its “Churchillian” attitude of “holding the line,” the organization says, and consider letting some areas go.

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On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

Roughly 123 million people in the US live near the coast, and along with critical infrastructure—ports, oil refineries, wastewater treatment plants—there is a tremendous amount of pricey real estate very close to the water. With increasing concern about rising sea levels and greater frequency of severe, Hurricane Sandy-like storms, coastal

June Is National Oceans Month

June Is National Oceans Month

June marks National Oceans Month, a month dedicated to spreading awareness of Earth’s oceans and coastal ecosystems.

Around 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is ocean. We play on its coasts, fish there, buy and sell products transported by ships, and depend on exploration and production of energy, mineral, and living

A Vote for Hybrids – Erosion Control

A Vote for Hybrids – Erosion Control

A study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirms what erosion control professionals have long known: When it comes to coastal protection, natural or combination systems offer more benefits than built infrastructure alone.
The study highlights the water-quality, habitat-related, and recreational benefits of marshes and reefs, as well as those

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