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This May 22, 2020 photo shows the damage caused by Cyclone Amphan in Deulbari village, in South 24 Parganas district in the Sundarbans, West Bengal state, India. The cyclone that struck India and Bangladesh last month passed through the Sundarbans, devastating the islands that are home to one of the world’s largest mangrove forests and is a UNESCO world heritage site. (Samrat Paul via AP)

Sundarbans devastated by cyclone, as virus halts migration

Jun. 2, 2020 1:56 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The powerful cyclone that struck India and Bangladesh last month passed through the vast mangrove forests of the Sundarban delta, a UNESCO world heritage site. The mangroves dissipated some of Cyclone Amphan's energy, shielding densely populated cities like Kolkata. But the storm's impact...

FILE - In this Saturday, May 30, 2020, file photo, shows protesters demonstrating in Salt Lake City. Protests in Salt Lake City that drew several thousand people are a setback for contact tracers already struggling to contain the spread of the coronavirus, said Tair Kiphibane, infectious disease bureau manager for the Salt Lake County Health Department. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control

Jun. 1, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Protests erupting across the nation over the past week — and law enforcement's response to them — are threatening to upend efforts by health officials to track and contain the spread of coronavirus just as those efforts were finally getting underway. Health experts need...

Pastor sentenced for stealing Oso slide donations

May. 25, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Bodies were still buried beneath the mud of the Oso hillside in May 2014 when pastor Gary Ray funneled $30,000 in cash — donations meant for grieving families of the 43 killed — into a church bank account where only he had access. “People were still searching...

Indiana Dunes starts beach parking information line

May. 23, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

PORTER, Ind. (AP) — Indiana Dunes National Park has started an information line to help visitors find an open beach with available parking amid severe shoreline erosion along Lake Michigan and the need for social distancing. Beginning Saturday morning, visitors can call 219-395-1003 to hear recorded...

Heavy rain exacerbates Ozaukee County bluff erosion

May. 20, 2020 7:50 AM EDT

TOWN OF GRAFTON, Wis. (AP) — Heavy rain earlier this week in Wisconsin flooded backyards and seeped into basements, but it's left one home in Ozaukee County teetering on a bluff along Lake Michigan. A large chunk of the bluff along Lake Shore Road collapsed after days of unrelenting rain. “There...

Divers recover bases, headstones from eroding cemetery

May. 19, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

STARK, N.H. (AP) — Divers at a river recently recovered two large granite bases and five marble stones from a small New Hampshire cemetery that's had erosion problems for decades. One of the monument bases that was once part of the Blake Cemetery in Stark weighs nearly 300 pounds, the Caledonian-Record...

Editorial Roundup:

May. 18, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

The Detroit News. May 16, 2020. Use relief funds for recovery alone As the federal government spends astronomical sums to combat the effect of economic slowdowns due to the pandemic, Congress needs to make sure that these funds are targeted as narrowly as possible. House Democrats have presented their latest...

Construction to begin on Waikiki groin replacement project

May. 2, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Construction crews are slated to start work earlier than scheduled on a replacement groin in Waikiki since fewer people are on the beach amid the coronavirus pandemic. Construction is scheduled to start Monday on the new 160-foot-long (49-meter-long) groin in front of the Royal Hawaiian...

Lake Michigan waves wash away pavement in NW Indiana town

May. 1, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

BEVERLY SHORES, Ind. (AP) — Waves from Lake Michigan have washed away a section of pavement in a Northwest Indiana town, threatening utility lines and nearby homes. Rangers with the Indiana Dunes National Park stood guard Thursday morning at a sharp cliff overlooking Lake Michigan that was once parking for...

Mississippi city gets federal funds to tackle erosion issues

Apr. 22, 2020 8:26 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city got over $2 million from the federal government to fix erosion problems that contributed to bridge collapse in 2017. The damage began when river water that entered the Hennessey Bayou during the Mississippi River flood in 2011 quickly receded, The Vicksburg post...