Monthly Archives: May 2010

State of the Beaches: Beach Value

As millions of people head out for the Memorial Day weekend and inaugurate the summer, it is appropriate that our discussion of beaches turns this week to their economic value. What do we lose, apart from sand, when erosion claims our beaches? Continue reading

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State of the Beaches: Losing Ground

It has been a stormy winter here on the Cape, and a walk along the beach will confirm this claim if the onslaught of newspaper articles is not convincing enough. But while this season may have been a dramatic one, the general trend is not new or particularly surprising. The historical and projected future pattern of shoreline erosion is worthy of our attention… Continue reading

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