Category Archives: sea-level rise

Coastal erosion abatement? It happened.

An interesting case in Newburyport, MA sees a handful of homes receiving 15% property tax abatements for loss of property and the “environmental stigma” of eroding shorelines. “the evidence reflects that conditions on or reported about severe erosion on Plum … Continue reading

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Cape Cod Beaches Eroding At Alarming Rate | WBUR

We’ve written about the astounding erosion rates around the Cape before, but a quote from a Dennis resident in this WBUR article speaks to the tangible consequences of sea-level rise and interrupted sand transport systems on coastal communities: What this … Continue reading

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FEMA stresses climate change impacts a THIRD time

How many times does a federal agency have to say something before it is taken seriously?  Apparently, three times over multiple decades may not be enough.  Recently, a New York Times article titled “Flood-Prone Land Likely to Increase by 45% … Continue reading

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Top 20 endangered beaches in MA

Is your favorite beach eroding?  Is it losing ground to sea-level rise and coastal storms?  Many beaches in Massachusetts are eroding, but we wanted to know – which beaches are eroding the fastest? The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management … Continue reading

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Shifting sands threaten Rhode Island beaches (The Providence Journal)

Coastal erosion is a natural process.  Beaches typically erode in response to high energy winter waves, and then build up (accrete) again with the lapping summer waves.  In unaltered conditions, longshore transport also carries sand from sources to sinks within … Continue reading

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‘Fighting a losing battle with the sea’ – Woods Hole Group quoted in The Boston Globe

Woods Hole Group Vice President and coastal engineer Bob Hamilton was quoted in a recent article in the Boston Globe on sea-level rise and the status of coastal protection structures in Massachusetts. In 2009, the state commissioned an inventory of … Continue reading

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American Cities and the Rising Sea

Sea level rise gives climate change an address. via American Cities and the Rising Sea : Blog : Climate Central. Climate Central recently collaborated with researchers at the University of Arizona to produce a map of vulnerabilities to sea level … Continue reading

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