Latest Erosion News

Marine Corps says $3.6B for storm repairs at East Coast base

Dec. 13, 2018 4:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Marine Corps leaders say it will cost around $3.6 billion to repair the extensive damage to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence. The September storm caused massive flooding, coastal erosion and destroyed hundreds of buildings at the most important Marine Corps base...

Rising sea levels threatening historic lighthouses

Nov. 22, 2018 4:36 PM EST

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...

China orders evacuations after landslide blocks Tibet river

Oct. 18, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese emergency services said Thursday that about 6,000 people were evacuated after a landslide in Tibet blocked the flow of one of the region's key rivers, creating a lake that could endanger downstream areas in India. The collapse Wednesday morning of a cliff in the deep valley through...