Below excerpts are from a March 8th article in Newsday. The full article is available here.
Another beautiful Long Island beach is eroding. This one is in the village of Quogue.
It’s no surprise.
The beach is eroding because of the sandbags placed on it. That’s what always happens with sandbags. They were put on the beach in Quogue to protect the pricey oceanfront homes behind them. Continue reading Rethink Plans to Protect Beaches
Below excerpts are from a July 7th article in The Los Angeles Times. The full article is available here.
The coastline is eroding with every tide and storm, but everything built before we knew better is fixed in place with nowhere to go…
There are only so many ways to play against the rising sea. Seawalls are one option, but they come with a hidden cost — forcing the sand before them to wash away. For every new seawall protecting a home or a road, a beach for the people is sacrificed. Continue reading California Against the Sea
Below excerpts are from a May 15th article in Bloomberg. The full article is available here.
The state [of Louisiana] on Wednesday issued a sweeping blueprint—the first of its kind in the U.S.—for managing the ongoing population movement away from its coastal areas, and preparing inland communities to receive an infusion of people.
Officials around the country are being forced to confront whether, and how, to help people get out of the way of the effects of climate change. None has gone so far as what Louisiana is proposing.
The document calls for high-risk areas to “transition away from permanent residential development.” For those residents and structures that remain, the report urges local officials to impose stronger building codes and stormwater management systems.