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Researchers develop improved method for studying tsunami risk to bridges, buildings, roads

August 16, 2019

Researchers at Oregon State University are paving the way toward greater safety for coastal residents and infrastructure by…
Atmospheric rivers getting warmer along U.S. West Coast

July 4, 2019

Most of the West Coast of the United States relies on a healthy winter snowpack to provide water…
Vulnerable coastlines could be protected with fake floating forests

June 4, 2019

Natural disasters are dangerous to people and property, but they are also extremely damaging to natural shorelines and…
Better way to determine coastal flooding risk

May 8, 2019

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new methodology for building computer models that paves the way…
More extreme coastal weather events in Oregon likely to increase bluff erosion, landslide activity

February 28, 2019

Unstable slopes on Oregon’s coastline could see a 30 percent jump in landslide movements if extreme storms become…
New cities may make millions more vulnerable to climate change

September 13, 2018

A forthcoming study of over a hundred new cities being built around the world suggests developers and planning…
The Last Wild Ocean

August 8, 2018

The ocean, long a source of inspiration for exploration and discovery as well as a place to test…
Boring barnacles prefer the shallow life on coral reefs

June 25, 2018

If you want to know about the future of coral reefs that harbor marine life and protect coastlines,…
Coral reefs losing ability to keep pace with sea-level rise

June 14, 2018

Many coral reefs will be unable to keep growing fast enough to keep up with rising sea levels,…
Sinking land will exacerbate flooding from sea level rise in Bay Area

March 12, 2018

Rising sea levels are predicted to submerge many coastal areas around San Francisco Bay by 2100, but a…
The Coast Is Not So Clear

July 27, 2017

For nearly a century, the O’Shaughnessy seawall has held back the sand and seas of San Francisco’s Ocean Beach.…
Is the coast clear? Not in many beachfront areas

July 25, 2017

For nearly a century, the O’Shaughnessy seawall has held back the sand and seas of San Francisco’s Ocean…
Research sheds new light on forces that threaten sensitive coastlines

April 27, 2017

Wind-driven expansion of marsh ponds on the Mississippi River Delta is a significant factor in the loss of…
Disappearing Beaches: Modeling Shoreline Change in Southern California

March 28, 2017

Using a newly-developed computer model called “CoSMoS-COAST” (Coastal Storm Modeling System – Coastal One-line Assimilated Simulation Tool) scientists…
USGS, NASA Study Finds Widespread Coastal Land Losses from Gulf Oil Spill

November 20, 2016

A new USGS-NASA study found widespread shoreline loss along heavily oiled areas of Louisiana’s coast after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon…
Shore Thing: Scientists Develop New Way to Fund Coastal Restoration

December 18, 2015

University of Virginia environmental scientists have co-authored a new methodology to encourage global coastal restoration on the voluntary…
Atlantic Beaches Still Likely to be Affected by Hurricane Joaquin

October 5, 2015

As the path of Hurricane Joaquin continues to move farther offshore, making landfall in the U.S. less likely,…
Impacts of El Niño, La Niña on Pacific Ocean communities, beaches could expand in 21st century

September 23, 2015

A coastal hazards analysis of 48 Pacific Ocean beaches in three continents, using data from 1979 to 2012,…
El Niño and La Niña will Exacerbate Coastal Hazards Across Entire Pacific

September 23, 2015

The projected upsurge of severe El Niño and La Niña events will cause an increase in storm events…
California Rising

September 3, 2015

For millions of years, the Pacific and North American plates have been sliding past — and crashing into…
NASA’s OMG Mission Maps Greenland’s Coastline

August 27, 2015

This summer, a refitted fishing boat is mapping the seafloor around Greenland as the first step in a…
Climate Change Reduces Coral Reefs’ Ability to Protect Coasts

July 24, 2015

Coral reefs, under pressure from climate change and direct human activity, may have a reduced ability to protect…
Line in the Sand: How Can We Protect a Shoreline from the Ravages of the Future?

July 13, 2015

When San Francisco’s Great Highway opened in 1929, some 50,000 people celebrated the coastal stretch of pavement with…
Northern Alaska Coastal Erosion Threatens Habitat and Infrastructure

July 2, 2015

In a new study scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey found that the remote northern Alaska coast has…
NOAA study finds marshes, reefs, beaches can enhance coastal resilience

April 30, 2015

The resilience of U.S. coastal communities to storms, flooding, erosion and other threats can be strengthened when they…
NOAA expands Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones national marine sanctuaries off northern California

March 17, 2015

Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones national marine sanctuaries off northern California will both more than double…
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