Latest Erosion News

Construction starts on 'living shoreline' near New Orleans

May. 12, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has begun construction of a $67 million project to create miles (kilometers) of oyster reefs to protect the shoreline in a New Orleans suburb. Money for the Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline comes from an $8.8 billion restoration fund set up in a...

For climate migrants in Bangladesh, town offers new life

Mar. 30, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

MONGLA, Bangladesh (AP) — The 29-year-old Monira Khatun was devastated after her husband abandoned her suddenly. She returned to her father only to face another blow: He died soon after, leaving her to shoulder three other family members' care. Without any work, she was worried about how she...

Dredging seeks to free grounded cargo ship in Chesapeake Bay

Mar. 21, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Dredging has begun to free a cargo ship stranded in the Chesapeake Bay for more than a week, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday. A salvage company began dredging around the 1,095-foot (334-meter) Ever Forward on Sunday and the work is expected to continue throughout...

Rebuild or retreat? Newport eyes Cliff Walk's eroding future

Mar. 18, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Newport, Rhode Island, is in a bind: Should the city continue propping up its landmark Cliff Walk, even though chunks of the path keep crumbling into the sea? Last week, coastal erosion knocked out 30 feet (9 meters) of the paved trail, which winds its way...

Rhode Island's famous Cliff Walk continues crumble into sea

Mar. 04, 2022 16:49 PM EST

A section of the famous oceanside Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island, continued to crumble into the sea Friday. That section was closed after a 20-foot (6-meter) section collapsed Thursday, likely due to erosion. No injuries were reported. City Manager Joe Nicholson...

Hawaii beach home slides off bluff near famed surfing waves

Mar. 02, 2022 15:15 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A home on the north shore of Oahu collapsed onto the beach this week in an area that is prone to beach erosion from high energy waves that draw professional surfers from around the world. State officials said the home collapse Monday morning did not come as a...