How do beachfront houses affect beach erosion?

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How do beachfront houses affect beach erosion?

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Much of the world's population lives in immediate vicinity to the coast. This has put great pressure on these ecosystems in several ways, including accelerating the pace of erosion.

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Beachfront houses can affect erosion in a few ways. The size and weight of a house can put extra pressure on beach soil, which typically is very...

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Soil & Erosion: Definition, Types, Causes & Prevention

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