Violent Coastal Storms Could Help Protect Beaches From Sea Level Rise

A new research study finds that extreme weather events could actually help protect beaches from the impact of sea level rise – by bringing in new sand from deeper waters or from nearby beaches. Images in the wake of violent coastal storms usually focus purely on the extensive damage caused to beaches, dunes, property, and … Read more

Big Sur beaches are getting wider. Scientists say it’s the result of fire and flood

The beauty of Big Sur is driven by the drama of the landscape: the pounding waves, the sliding cliffs, the burning forests. The latest show of nature on this wild stretch of the Central Coast is an unusual widening of the beaches, which scientists tie to climate change. One expanse of sandy shore pushed out … Read more