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Updated: 02/22/2014 08:00:02AM

Idea: Let waves fix the beach

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PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIO MESSINA

A beach in Saudi Arabia before the installation of wave stabilizers.

PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIO MESSINA

The same Saudi Arabia beach after the installation of stabilizers, which can be seen projecting out into the water from the beach.

By ROGER BUTTON

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Last September, National Geographic magazine predicted the seas would rise 3 to 4 feet over the next 50 years. If that’s our future, why not elevate the coasts? asks a local geologist.

Each year, tens of millions of dollars are spent on all sorts of methods and devices in the constant battle to protect our beaches.

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