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Barrier islands are natural coast guards that absorb impacts from hurricanes and storms

When storms like Hurricane Michael make landfall, the first things they hit often are barrier islands – thin ribbons of sand that line the US Atlantic and Gulf coasts. It’s hard to imagine how these n... read more

Cutting up the coast: natural problems need natural boundaries

Most of Australia’s population and infrastructure are on the coast. Continuing development pressure ... between landform and process that underpins good coastal management. Natural boundaries transcen... read more

"Don't play games with it": Hurricane Florence, weakens slightly, as it churns toward East Coast

CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reported that people living in the barrier island community of Wrightsville ... a lifetime for portions of the Carolina coast." That's saying a lot given the impac... read more

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The Latest: Experts: Storm could be one of Panhandle's worst

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) - The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Worried meteorologists now expect a strengthening Hurricane Michael to slam into the Florida Panhandle as one ... read more


The plan to protect Texas from climate change with help from oil companies

A public comment period will follow, with environmentalists likely to express concerns that the barrier might impact the natural ... towards the coast and the seas are rising to greet us. It’s the per... read more

Hurricane Michael: Trump warns storm is 'more intense than Florence' as ‘life-threatening’ surges and floods predicted in Florida and Alabama

Human activity is making natural disasters unnaturally harmful, experts now believe. Human-induced climate change is increasing the destructive potential of hurricanes while ... were issued for reside... read more

The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous

The governor issued an evacuation order for the state's barrier islands, and local officials ... storm of a lifetime for portions of the Carolina coast." That's saying a lot, given the impacts from Hu... read more

'Michael' on track to become Category 4 hurricane

Worried meteorologists now expect a strengthening Hurricane Michael to slam into the Florida Panhandle as one of the worst storms in the ... watch in place for the Mississippi coast. Mike Thierry of D... read more

Gordon aims to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane after nightfall

Such closures are typical in advance of tropical storms and hurricanes, because casinos are in ... before striking land along or near the Mississippi coast late Tuesday. 2:35 p.m. A barrier island on ... read more

Barrier islands are natural coast guards that absorb impacts from hurricanes and storms

When storms like Hurricane Michael make landfall, the first things they hit often are barrier islands – thin ribbons of sand that line the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts. It’s hard to imagine how these ... read more



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