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Coastlines are being eroded twice as fast as they are being replaced

10 December 2018

A JRC article published in Nature Scientific Reports finds an increasing trend of erosion along the world's coastlines, with twice as much land lost than what was replaced over the past three decades.

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A wintry Great Lakes landscape

While a winter storm brought sudden snow and power outages to parts of the U.S. Southeast on 9 December, 2018, a break in the clouds that day revealed a wintry landscape around the Midwest and Great Lakes. The VIIRS on Suomi NPP acquired this natural-colour image around 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time (18:30 Universal Time).

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