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Alaska's Coast Disappearing At Record Rates

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Alaska's Coast Disappearing At Record Rates

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Alaska's Coast Disappearing At Record Rates

Alaska's Coast Disappearing At Record Rates

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Reporting in Geophysical Research Letters, researchers find that a portion of the Alaskan coast is eroding at a rate of 45 feet per year. Chris Arp, a research ecologist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Anchorage, explains why the coast is crumbling faster than before.

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