Latest Erosion News

House backs $3 billion bill to boost ports, dams, harbors

Jun. 6, 2018 10:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday night approved a nearly $3 billion bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects. The Water Resources Development Act would authorize a host of projects nationwide, including...

A rare look at NYC's potter's field, home to 1 million dead

May. 24, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prisoners working as gravediggers stack wooden coffins in the ground, three at a time. Wild geese and newborn goslings roam the grassy fields near small white statues of angels. Decaying brick buildings with blown-out windows stand overhead. A small island in the waters off the Bronx that...

Mountain Valley Pipeline cited for environmental violations

May. 16, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The Mountain Valley Pipeline project has been cited for failing to control erosion at two work sites just two months after construction started on the more than 300-mile (483-kilometer) pipeline through Virginia and West Virginia. The Roanoke Times reported Wednesday that an inspection...

Army Corps project to protect Tennessee river from sewage

May. 16, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (AP) — Army engineers have completed a $1.4 million project designed to protect a vital storm sewer channel that runs into a Mississippi River tributary in Tennessee. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday that it turned over the project in late March to the city of Germantown, a...

Erosion unearths bones on New York's island of the dead

May. 3, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Storms and the tides are unearthing the long-hidden bones of Hart Island, creating eerie scenes of skulls, femurs and collarbones on this sliver of land where New York City's destitute dead have for 150 years been sent off to be unceremoniously buried and forgotten. After photos of exposed...