Alaska river erosion threatens diesel-filled fuel tanks
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska school district has a plan for multiple diesel-filled fuel tanks bordering a river after erosion threatens an environmental disaster, officials said.
Adding 3 miles of breakwaters at Louisiana wildlife refuge
ROCKEFELLER WILDLIFE REFUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is adding three miles of breakwaters to protect a state wildlife refuge where the shoreline is rapidly eroding and the bottom is extremely...
NAPAKIAK, Alaska (AP) — A main street has been blocked in an Alaska community after storms further damaged a riverbank that has been ravaged by erosion, a report said.
Enbridge says gap opens beneath Great Lakes oil pipeline
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Erosion has created a gap beneath an oil pipeline in a key Great Lakes channel that's wider than allowed under an agreement with the state of Michigan, oil transport...
SILVER CITY, Mich. (AP) — Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is getting $550,000 in emergency shoreline repairs along a main entry road.
Arizona fire burn map reveals erosion, flooding risks
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Burn maps from a northern Arizona fire have revealed a risk for post-fire erosion and flooding in populated communities.
NAPAKIAK, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska community struggling with erosion has moved two buildings away from its riverbank, officials said.
Napakiak moved its city garage and firehouse back from...
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii watershed rehabilitation project is showing signs of success as former dirt slopes on Kahoolawe Island are now covered in green, a report said.
LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — High up in the hills of rural Haiti, where some women sit topless on porches and bleating goats break the silence, a group of men gather roots to produce an essential oil...
AKIAK, Alaska (AP) — Alaska residents living near a riverbank threatened by erosion are facing a choice of whether to move, and some want to remain in their homes, a report said.
AKIAK, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska community with a rapidly eroding riverbank is seeking funding to relocate homes, officials said.
Money is available, but Akiak officials will have to go...
DETROIT (AP) — Wet spring weather has pushed Lake Erie's water level to its highest point ever recorded.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday the shallowest of the Great Lakes hit...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's coastal communities will have more resources to prepare for rising sea levels under a new law in the state.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's big waves and high tides will make shoreline erosion and flooding likely this summer, officials said.
A University of Hawaii geologist has predicted a "regional...
AKIAK, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska community has lost buildings due to erosion along the banks of its river, officials said.
Residents of Akiak awoke Monday to find that smokehouses built along...
River erosion threatens Oklahoma homes
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Some central Vermont communities are repairing flood damage caused by heavy rains.
The Times Argus reports some communities were awash with water that caused flooding...
- Houston ChronicleConstruction of $8M pipeline in Fall Creek to reduce floodingJuly 26, 2019
- Mohave Valley Daily NewsMHS science teacher makes the world a classroomMay 6, 2019
- Dixon TelegraphWildlife recreation area to close for levee workMarch 7, 2019
- The Brownsville HeraldCounty seeks public comment on erosion, dune protection plansOctober 21, 2018
- Houston ChronicleArea teen creates plan to reduce erosion, improve water quality at Lake HoustonJuly 6, 2018
NAPAKIAK, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska community has said spring storm damage to its riverbank is due to accelerated erosion caused by climate change.
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s environment program is warning about the overuse of sand resources, saying a three-fold increase in demand over the last 20 years amid increasing population, urbanization...
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Water levels are surging in the Great Lakes and likely will set records this summer, forecasters said Monday — a remarkable turnaround from earlier this decade that's...
MONTEGUT, La. (AP) — An artificial reef has been created near the Louisiana coast to protect several historic Native American mounds from erosion and rising sea levels.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets.
NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) — A couple whose North Carolina vacation home burned down have filed a federal lawsuit saying the state Coastal Resources Commission won't let them rebuild.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The City of New Orleans is suing several oil and gas companies over coastal erosion.
Mayor Latoya Cantrell on Friday announced the lawsuit, which alleges that pipeline...
STANWOOD, Mich. (AP) — Nestle Waters North America says it will pump an additional $2 million into a fund that supports environmental conservation projects in the Muskegon River...
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., a trend likely to bring more extreme storms while also degrading water quality, worsening erosion...
The Latest: 1,000-plus gather to honor Parkland victims
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (all times local):
More than a thousand people gathered at a South Florida park on the anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre to honor the 17 victims killed.
NY giving out free tree seedling to prevent soil erosion
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state landowners whose property borders rivers and lakes can apply for a bag of free seedlings to prevent soil erosion.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is announcing the "Buffer in a Bag" program on Wednesday.
Conservation groups air Louisiana land loss Super Bowl ad
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A group of conservation organizations fighting Louisiana's coastal erosion problems is taking their message to the Super Bowl.
Restore the Mississippi River Delta is a coalition made up of five environmental groups — the Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation.
They're showing a commercial during the Super Bowl that draws attention to coastal erosion.
2 groups planting trees in Louisiana wetlands
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At least two groups are planting trees in Louisiana's wetlands to restore swamps and help slow coastal erosion.
The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana has nine events scheduled from next Friday, Jan. 25, in Mereaux, in St. Bernard Parish, to Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Tangipahoa Parish community of Akers.
America's Wetland Foundation will be working Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Pointe aux Chenes Wildlife Management Area in Terrebonne Parish.
Supreme Court: DNR lacked authority to amend pier permit
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Supreme Court says the Department of Natural Resources lacked the authority to force a couple to modify their massive Madeline Island pier.
The DNR granted Terrie and Philip Myers a permit in 2001 to build a 70-foot pier. The agency received complaints in 2012 and 2013 that the pier was contributing to shoreline erosion.
Hurricane brought ‘moderate’ erosion to Panama City Beach
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A coastal engineering consultant says Panama City Beach suffered only moderate beach erosion during Hurricane Michael.
On Tuesday, Lisa Armbruster told the Bay County Tourist Development Council that the 4½-foot (1.22-meter) storm surge during the Oct. 10 storm, the northerly winds on the western side pushed the water back out to sea.
Shifting sands shift plans for Cape Cod beach parking lot
PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) — The popular waterfront parking lot at Herring Cove Beach will be rebuilt farther inland than planned due to an emerging "hot spot" of erosion that is expected to last several years at least.
But the construction project can't come too soon for a local tourism leader who says the disintegrating parking lot has begun to take an economic toll.
Public invited to help monitor sea level rise
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Mainers are invited to help capture changes in sea level along a southern part of the Gulf of Maine.
The nonprofit Friends of Casco Bay is asking the public to take a photo of the Casco Bay between 10 and 11 a.m. Saturday.
High tide is at 10:30 a.m. in Portland on Saturday.
Residents battling Mendenhall River erosion on their own
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — People living near the Mendenhall River are addressing bank erosion on their own after a federal plan fell through.
Wildlife agents: Old Christmas trees can be good for animals
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina wildlife officials are recommending people use their old, live Christmas trees to help animals.
The state Department of Natural Resources says old trees can be used for erosion control or as cover for small animals like quails and rabbits.
The agency also has a program that takes old trees and sinks them in lakes to become artificial reefs for fish.
Website offers info about Louisiana Christmas tree recycling
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana has a new one-stop webpage for information about Christmas tree recycling in five coastal parishes. The trees are used in breakwaters to slow erosion.
The webpage explains where to drop off trees or how to ensure they're picked up in Orleans, Jefferson, Tangipahoa and Terrebonne parishes and expects information about St. John the Baptist Parish.
Marine Corps says $3.6B for storm repairs at East Coast base
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., were preparing for their upcoming deployment to the Middle East, they faced an unusual challenge: the beach they needed to train on had been washed away by Hurricane Florence.
Using bulldozers and other equipment, they moved enough sand to rebuild a portion of Onslow Beach so Marines could practice moving on and off landing craft and get certified for their deployment. But almost immediately afterward, the ocean swept away the sand.
Removal of owl nests delays Havasu erosion-control project
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — The $3.3 million projected price tag for a Lake Havasu City erosion-control project may grow by $100,000 because of expenses largely resulting from a need to remove an underground nesting area of a protected species of owls.
Tourism group seeks solutions to Indiana shoreline erosion
PORTER, Ind. (AP) — A tourism organization is looking to join efforts that seek solutions to beach erosion along northwestern Indiana's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Coastal villages receive funding for erosion mitigation
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Two coastal villages in western Alaska have received funding to support their efforts in mitigating erosion damage.
KYUK-AM reports the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Coastal Resilience Fund has awarded $2.7 million for the village of Newtok to dismantle and decontaminate buildings and infrastructure it will leave behind as it relocates.
Rising sea levels threatening historic lighthouses
MAURICE RIVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Rising seas and erosion are threatening lighthouses around the U.S. and the world. Volunteers and cash-strapped governments are doing what they can, but the level of concern, like the water, is rising.
New Jersey's East Point Lighthouse has been lighting up Delaware Bay for the better part of two centuries. But those same waters that the lighthouse helped illuminate might bring about its demise.
Lawrence officials to consider river recreation area concept
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence officials will consider whether to move forward with a new plaza and recreation area concept along the portion of the Kansas River that borders downtown.
Foundation awards $1M grant to North Carolina coastal sites
Two North Carolina coastal communities have received $1.1 million to control shoreline erosion.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and partners awarded the grant to the North Carolina Coastal Federation for the Living Shorelines for North Carolina Coastal Communities project for Carteret and Pamlico counties.
Louisiana officials using rocks in ‘pillows’ to defend coast
CAMERON, La. (AP) — Officials say "pillows," each roughly the size of a small car, are their latest effort to slow erosion to Louisiana's coast.
News outlets reported this week that the rock-filled sacks are being placed by a crane along a 3-mile (5-kilometer) stretch of shoreline in Southwestern Louisiana. The state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is working on the $34 million project protecting the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Cameron Parish.
Officials: Saline County dam on verge of collapse
HENSLEY, Ark. (AP) — A dam at a central Arkansas lake has many safety issues that indicate a lack of maintenance and could cause the structure to collapse, according to state officials.
Erosion closes Portage beach access at Indiana Dunes
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore says it has closed beach access at one of its most popular sites because recent storm waves eroded part of a sand dune and a trail.
The park said this week the waves eroded the only designated trail to the beach at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk area. It says beach access will remain closed until a safe way to the beach can be re-established.
Popular spot to view Mississippi River reopens in Vicksburg
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — An overlook with an expansive view of the Mississippi River is reopening.
Navy Circle is just off Interstate 20 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. It is among the Civil War battle sites that are part of the Vicksburg National Military Park.
The circle was closed to traffic last November because the Vicksburg Bridge Commission was doing work to stop erosion near a bridge. After that was finished, a new pedestrian fence was installed along the Navy Circle overlook.