News tagged with seawall

Fast-moving erosion threatens Hawaii coastal homes

A Christmas swell on Oahu's North Shore damaged at least five oceanfront properties, rekindling a decades-old debate about how best Hawaii officials and homeowners should respond to beach erosion and the increasingly rising ...

Jan 08, 2014
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Salt causes chalk cliffs to collapse

Salt plays a greater role in undermining chalk cliffs than previously thought, say scientists. Until recently, if a chalk cliff collapsed it was blamed on waves eroding its base, or the chalk weakening as ...

Apr 19, 2013
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Effects of flooding on Cairo, Ill.

When faced with a choice between a deluge or a controlled deluge in May 2011 that would protect the city of Cairo, Illinois, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers chose the latter by ordering an intentional breach ...

Mar 09, 2012
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S.Korea completes world's longest seawall

South Korea formally marked completion of the world's longest seawall on Tuesday, the first step in a massive project aimed at reclaiming the ocean for industry, tourism and agriculture by 2020.

Apr 27, 2010
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Surf contest reminds bystanders of sea's power

(AP) -- The Mavericks Surf Contest was no day at the beach for participants or spectators. Unexpected waves breaking on shore Saturday swept dozens of spectators from their perches on the man-made jetty at ...

Feb 14, 2010
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