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North Carolina beach houses have fallen into the ocean. Is there a fix?

New studies show that both beach nourishments and buyouts in the Outer Banks community of Rodanthe, N.C., will be costly. But no funding for any fix is in sight.
Trump administration makes it easier to dredge protected areas to restore beaches
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Trump administration makes it easier to dredge protected areas to restore beaches

The shift makes it cheaper for some of the wealthiest communities to replenish their beachfronts, which are increasingly under threat from more frequent and intense storms, rising seas and other effects of climate change.

“A never-ending commitment”: the high cost of…
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“A never-ending commitment”: the high cost of…

In the wake of hurricanes like Florence, the U.S. government pays to dump truckloads of sand onto eroding beaches, in a cycle that is said to harm ecosystems and disproportionately benefit the rich.
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