Latest Erosion News

Alaska school in race with climate change for new building

Jan. 05, 2022 17:59 PM EST

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A school that is in danger of being lost to erosion because of climate change is at the top of the state’s list for the construction of a new school building. The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development put the school in the southwest Alaska...

SC island property owners ask state to keep sandbag wall

Dec. 27, 2021 13:50 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A politically appointed board will hear an appeal from property owners who want to bury sandbags along a South Carolina beach to fight erosion, despite concerns that sandbag walls are likely to make the beach wash away faster. A three-member committee of the...

Salem road blocked by landslide to remain closed for a week

Dec. 25, 2021 13:23 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Efforts to fully assess a landslide blocking River Road South in Salem, Oregon will have to wait. The road is expected to remain closed between Owens Street SE and Minto Island Road SE, the entrance to Minto-Brown Island Park, for several days, according to city...

Another legal battle looms over Mountain Valley Pipeline

Dec. 25, 2021 10:53 AM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Opponents of the Mountain Valley Pipeline are gearing up for another legal fight to try to stop the natural gas project. The Roanoke Times reports that environmental and community groups filed a petition this week with a federal appeals court. ...

Renowned Tiananmen massacre monument removed in Hong Kong

Dec. 23, 2021 22:56 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A monument at a Hong Kong university that was the best-known public remembrance of the Tiananmen Square massacre on Chinese soil was removed early Thursday, wiping out one of the city's last remaining places of public commemoration of the bloody 1989 crackdown. For...

Reef-based shorelines are being tested on Nansemond River

Dec. 11, 2021 09:02 AM EST

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — Kati Grigsby trudged through the mud on a stretch of shoreline along the Nansemond River at low tide Friday afternoon. She used gloves to pick up one of several bags of recycled oyster shells that are sitting in the muck as a makeshift reef. She separated out a...

Great Lakes' warming has wintertime domino effect

Nov. 27, 2021 08:55 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Winter is just around the corner, but experts say the Great Lakes haven't gotten the message. After summer and fall evenings that failed to cool sufficiently, surface temperatures in the massive bodies of water are trending above average, the Chicago...

Federal grant will connect all 4 Nelson Island communities

Nov. 26, 2021 15:00 PM EST

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A federal grant will allow an extensive trail system to connect all four communities on Nelson Island, just off Alaska’s western coast. The $12 million grant will pay to take the trail the last link, from Toksook Bay, which received the federal...

Russian River campground, road to close for improvement work

Nov. 24, 2021 12:52 PM EST

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A popular Kenai Peninsula recreation spot near Cooper Landing will be closed for nearly a year to partially rebuild a road and reinforce parts of the hillside along the Kenai River, U.S. Forest Service officials said. The...

State seeks input on clean water spending priorities

Oct. 24, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont residents are being asked for their input on how to spend about $46.9 million to clean up water pollution in the state. The Vermont Clean Water Board is seeking feedback in an online questionnaire on the funding levels and the board’s...