A giant sand dune is being built on England's east coast to save 400 homes from storm surges, in Britain's first attempt to use "sandscaping" to stave off rising seas and prepare for a changing climate, engineers says. The novel project, set to finish this month, will only buy north Norfolk residents about 20 to 30 years before erosion and likely relocation, said Jaap Flikweert of Royal HaskoningDHV, the Dutch engineering company that designed the scheme. "This coast will continue to erode ... these communities will at some point have to move back inland," Flikweert told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. "This project is giving them time to adapt to that reality of coastal change." With climate change, the world is becoming warmer and wetter, with more frequent extreme weather events, such as floods, storms and heatwaves, according to scientists. Britain recorded its highest-ever temperature of 38.7degC Celsius in July, while downpours last week led to flash floods, with 50mm of … [Read more...] about ‘Sandscaping’ first for UK in bid to save coastal homes
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PUBLISHED: 12:09 29 April 2019 Daniel Clark This photograph of Pennington Point and East Cliff was taken for the BMP by a drone at lower altitude. If you look carefully you can see circular waves with their centre at the end of the river training wall. This is wave diffraction and it can cause erosion. Archant Utility companies are being called on to make contributions towards Sidmouth’s £9million beach management scheme - with the full business proposal set to be discussed in coming months. In the same week of cliff collapses at Jacobs Ladder and East Beach, East Devon District Council supported a motion calling on the Government to request electric, gas, telephone and water companies to be mandated to make a level of finance towards a scheme if its assets and infrastructure would be protected. Councillor Stuart Hughes put forward the proposal at the full council meeting on April 24 as South West Water has not contributed towards the scheme … [Read more...] about Sidmouth Beach Management Plan: Motion backed calling on utility companies to contribute towards £9m plan
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets. Predicting Honolulu will start experiencing frequent flooding within the next 15 to 20 years, state lawmakers are trying to pass legislation that would spend millions for a coastline protection program aimed at defending the city from regular tidal inundations. The highest tides of recent years have sent seawater flowing across Waikiki Beach and onto roads and sidewalks lining its main thoroughfare, and interactive maps of the Hawaiian Islands show that many parts of the state are expected to be hit by extensive flooding, coastal erosion and loss of infrastructure in coming decades. That’s an alarming scenario for a state where beach tourism is the primary driver of the economy, leading some lawmakers to insist that planning for rising tides should start now. “The latest data on sea level … [Read more...] about Waikiki flood concerns spur push for Hawaii shore protection
Video PUBLISHED: 18:30 15 April 2019 Steve Russell It's getting closer... Picture: Nicholas Mellor/copyright www.4dheritage.com Archant Juliet Blaxland and husband Giles have lived near Southwold for 12 years... and watched the land between their home and the North Sea get shorter and shorter. Our reporter visited them. Juliet Blaxland, her home and the pressing North Sea. 'There are times when theres a real storm, in the middle of winter, when it seems to be churning at the top of the cliff and the house seems to sort of move. You feel a kind of thumping' PICTURE: Jamie HoneywoodI can be incredibly stupid. I've headed north of Southwold, turned right, and literally kept right on till the end of the road. I pass Juliet and Giles's cottage and park on the grass. The North Sea sparkles beyond the cliff-edge. It's only when I walk back towards their home that I remember 25-plus metres of coastline have been lost here in a dozen years. There's a sign … [Read more...] about Could you live on the edge of a disappearing Suffolk cliff?
Norfolk 9 April 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-47870733 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Anti-bird netting is to be removed from cliffs after criticism from wildlife groups including the RSPB.North Norfolk Council put the … [Read more...] about Anti-bird nets to be removed after outcry