New research predicts a doubling of coastal erosion by mid-century in Hawai’i

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7/24/16

Coastal threats

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New research from scientists at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and the Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources brings into clearer focus just how dramatically Hawai’i beaches might change as sea level rises in the future.

Chronic erosion dominates the sandy beaches of Hawai’i, causing beach loss as it damages homes, infrastructure, and critical habitat. Researchers have long understood that global sea level rise will affect the rate of coastal erosion.

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