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70 Percent of Hawaii’s Beaches Eroding

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A new University of Hawaii study reports that the vast majority of beaches on Oahu, Kauai and Maui are washing away.

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Seventy percent of beaches on the islands of Oahu, Kauai and Maui are undergoing long-term erosion, according to a recent study by the UH School of Ocean and Earth Science Technology and US Geological Survey. 

Scientists … studied more than 150 miles of island coastline (essentially every beach) and found the average rate of coastal change – taking into account beaches that are both eroding and

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