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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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Climate change reducing ocean’s carbon dioxide uptake

Climate change reducing ocean’s carbon dioxide uptake | Health, Medical, and Science Updates. Interesting article recently released, which indicates that the North Atlantic is less able to uptake carbon dioxide than it was thirty years ago.  Researchers were able to … Continue reading

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Do we need sealife corridors?

The results of an unprecedented decade-long tracking study of marine life, the Census of Marine Life Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP) project, suggests that the California Current is a major hotspot for large marine predators.  The California Current, which flows … 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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