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A Southern California town reckons with its disappearing beaches

Nov 21, 2022
One sign of erosion: The rail tracks that run along the beach south of San Clemente are in danger of sliding into the ocean.
An excavator piles riprap along the train tracks south of San Clemente State Beach in Southern California, part of an ongoing effort to keep the tracks from sliding into the ocean.
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To adapt to climate change, New York town considers a retreat from the beach

Aug 26, 2022
To prepare for threats like sea-level rise and intense storms, Montauk is considering relocating homes and businesses to higher ground.
The offices of the Montauk Chamber of Commerce. “Oceanfront is why people come here," said Executive Director Jennifer Fowkes. That oceanfront, however, is threatened by rising sea levels and more intense storms.
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