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COAST. The margin of a country bounded by the sea. This term includes the natural appendages of the territory which rise out of the water, although they are not of sufficient firmness to be inhabited or fortified. Shoals perpetually covered with water are not, however, comprehended under the name of coast. The small islands, situate at the mouth of the Mississippi, composed of earth and trees drifted down by the river, which are not of consistency enough to support the purposes of life, and are uninhabited, though resorted to for shooting birds, were held to form a part of the coast. 5 Rob. Adm. R. 385. (c).

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In summary, the recent events must be seen as a wake up call for all parties to be alert to ensure that all sensible measures be taken into account to protect existing coastal communities and infrastructure while ,using the knowledge available for the planning of the upcoming urban expansion, especially where this is coastally located.
One key point to keep in mind is that even though many of our campuses will not be directly affected by sea level rise, it is a sure bet that our students who live coastally will be affected.
Peatland in Malaysia are primarily coastally formed, developing behind mangroves where sulphides in the mud and water as well as anoxia restrict bacterial activities, leading to reduced decomposition of plant debris and accumulation of organic matter as peat [1].
In complementing a Severn Barrage, or any large renewable energy project in the Severn Estuary, there have been proposals by Cllr Dr Stuart Anderson of Conwy District Council and Sir John Hougton, chief scientific advisor to the Climate Change Consortium of Wales, to construct a series of coastally attached lagoons along the North Wales coast.
The warmer coastal waters seen during El Nino are likely related to poleward propagating, coastally trapped kelvin waves which reduce upwelling [25].
In the concluding section, they identify several key facts: captive breeding has been very successful and there is a pressing need for more reintroduction sites; more diverse reintroduction sites would give the species a much better chance of surviving; condors were locally present coastally throughout the Northwest and in the mid-Columbia basin; condor habitats will continue to be developed unless condors are present; because most released condors die quickly from lead poisoning without expensive and constant interventions, condor reintroduction will not be sustainable until humans stop using lead shot for hunting.
Lagoon scale processes in a coastally influenced Caribbean system: implications for the seagrass Thalassia testudinum.
Cllr Anderson said: "In Wales, where 60% of the population lives coastally, amphibious houses can be designed to float during temporary flooding.
Levant Basin Province is an offshore area in the eastern Mediterranean, which runs coastally from northern Egypt to the north of Lebanon region and
Firstly, great credit is due to regional Capita Symonds officers for having put together credible outline plans and costing for a pilot coastally attached impoundment at Llanddulas on a voluntary partnership basis over the past 18 months.