Latest Erosion News

Vegetation thrives where a boat ramp once did at the Sanford Lake Marina, while erosion could threaten homes on the opposite shore of what was once Sanford Lake, July 30, 2020, near Sanford, Mich. Nature is returning to the dry beds of a string of mid-Michigan lakes that drained in May after two dams failed during torrential rains. (AP Photo/ Jeff McMillan)

Plants cropping up in lost Michigan lakes where dams failed

Aug. 8, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nature is returning to craters left from lakes drained by two dams that failed in May during torrential rain in mid-Michigan. But not always in a good way. “Shortly after the water receded, you could look out over the exposed bottom lands of the lake and it was like looking at...

Builder pitched to Trump wins new border wall contract

Aug. 3, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A construction company whose CEO has made direct appeals on Fox News to build President Donald Trump's border wall won another major contract Monday, this time for nearly $300 million of new barriers in South Texas. Fisher Industries was awarded a $289 million contract for 17 miles (27...

'Founding father' of Louisiana coastal program dies at 84

Jul. 20, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A geologist, geographer and archaeologist who devoted his life to studying Louisiana’s rapidly eroding coastline and helping the state develop a restoration plan, has died. Dr. Sherwood M. “Woody” Gagliano died Friday at the age of 84, news outlets reported. ...

Trump rips private Texas border wall built by his supporters

Jul. 12, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized a privately built border wall in South Texas that’s showing signs of erosion months after going up, saying it was “only done to make me look bad,” even though the wall was built after a months-long campaign by his supporters....