News tagged with shoreline erosion

Coastal survey finds more short-term erosion

A new assessment of shoreline change along the Pacific Northwest coast from the late 1800s to present found that while the majority of beaches are stable or slightly accreting (adding sand), many Oregon beaches ...

dateDec 10, 2013 in Environment
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Bay's underwater grasses decline for third year

(Phys.org) —An annual aerial survey led by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that the abundance of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay and its tidal rivers declined 24% between ...

dateApr 26, 2013 in Environment
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Study on Great Lakes erosion dredges up controversy

The Great Lakes aren't as great as they once were. A U.S.-Canadian study released Tuesday reveals that unexpected erosion in the St. Clair River following a 1962 dredging project has permanently lowered Lakes Michigan and ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Environment
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Global warming may impede eelgrass growth

Scientist Ron Thom probably knows more than anyone else about the growth of eelgrass, the humble marine plant commonly found in sheltered bays, inlets and other shallow waters.

dateJul 26, 2009 in Ecology
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