Sandbags are piled up in front of a house damaged by severe beach erosion in the Rocky Point neighborhood of Oahu's North Shore in Haleiwa, Hawaii on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Some property owners want ... more 
Sandbags are piled up in front of a house damaged by severe beach erosion in the Rocky Point neighborhood of Oahu's North Shore in Haleiwa, Hawaii on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Some property owners want to be able to install a seawall or something similar to protect their property, but scientists say doing so could lead the sand on the nearby coastline _ including Sunset Beach, home to some of the world’s top surfing contests _ to disappear. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Audrey McAvoy
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