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What’s wrong with rebuilding beaches?

All along America’s coastline, beaches are eroding. Approximately 80-90% of them are shrinking, resulting in coastal hazards that can threaten or destroy homes and businesses. In order to combat this natural erosion, a process called beach nourishment is underway, where coastal engineers add new sand to an eroding beach. While this may seem like a smart short-term solution, long-term problems are still an issue. 

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