Latest Erosion News

Indiana agency denies emergency request over beach erosion

Jan. 17, 2020 3:03 PM EST

OGDEN DUNES, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana state agency declined to declare an emergency at Lake Michigan beaches eroded by high water levels and a series of storms, saying there isn’t enough damage to public resources to warrant the use of federal disaster funds. The Indiana Department of Homeland...

$13.8M beach renourishment underway on Georgia coast

Jan. 11, 2020 10:58 AM EST

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — A project to repair erosion to Georgia's largest public beach is underway east of Savannah. Crews have been pumping sand onto the beach at Tybee Island since early December. Tybee Island City Manager Shawn Gillen told WTOC-TV work is about a week behind schedule, but crews should...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019 photo provided by Sen. Kevin Cramer's office, Tommy Fisher, right, talks with Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., at the lawmaker's office in Washington, D.C. For Fisher, a supporter of President Donald Trump, a federal court hearing set for Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, next to the U.S.-Mexico border could result in his company getting a chance to prove it can build the president's signature border wall faster and better than the government. (Sen. Kevin Cramer's office via AP, File)

Court to decide if private border wall can go next to river

Jan. 8, 2020 10:06 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — For Tommy Fisher, a federal court hearing set for Thursday next to the U.S.-Mexico border could result in his company getting a chance to prove it can build President Donald Trump's signature border wall faster and better than the government. For environmentalists and some landowners in...

A man drives through a flooded roadway, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, near Littlerock, Wash. A storm that has brought record rainfall to the Northwest has prompted flood warnings, disrupted train traffic, closed roads and caused some power outages. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Landslide stops Amtrak service between Seattle, Portland

Jan. 7, 2020 11:07 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Amtrak officials say a landslide blocking the tracks has temporarily stopped train service between Seattle and Portland. The slide was reported Tuesday on the tracks between Tacoma and Lacey, Washington. Amtrak said it would provide alternate bus transportation for passengers between...

Hawaii crews repairing stretch of road that fell into ocean

Jan. 7, 2020 1:42 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii road crews are working to repair a section of highway that collapsed into the ocean as some residents question the state's actions to fight road deterioration. Repair crews began working Sunday on Kamehameha Highway in Hauula after coastal erosion caused the collapse of the shoulder...

Home falls down sandy bluff along Lake Michigan shoreline

Jan. 2, 2020 10:43 AM EST

WHITE RIVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A small home along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Michigan fell down a sandy bluff in an area plagued by erosion. Muskegon County officials had been monitoring the condition of the White River Township home that toppled over about 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to WOOD-TV....

Indiana Dunes National Park eyes erosion-fighting sand traps

Dec. 26, 2019 9:03 AM EST

BEVERLY SHORES, Ind. (AP) — The National Park Service and a northwestern Indiana town will install sand traps along the Lake Michigan shoreline to combat beach erosion at the Indiana Dunes National Park. The federal agency was scheduled to begin working Friday with the town of Beverly Shores to fill 300...

Charleston area lighthouse to be illuminated for holidays

Dec. 25, 2019 1:34 PM EST

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A Charleston area landmark will be lit up for the holidays. The Post and Courier reports that Dominion Energy and a group dedicated to saving the Morris Island Lighthouse will illuminate the lighthouse from 6 to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day and 6 to 10 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Dominion...

Forest Service halts logging project in Monongahela Forest

Dec. 21, 2019 4:44 PM EST

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has halted a logging project in West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest to protect an endangered fish. The Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of Blackwater submitted objections in July to the project to protect the endangered candy darter....

Sustainable plow-free farming could help save small farms

Dec. 21, 2019 12:01 AM EST

LaGRANGE, Ind. (AP) — Farmland is expanding across Indiana, worldwide food demand is increasing and Americans are eating more meat than ever before — still, Greg Gunthorp says, farming is dying. By that, the LaGrange farmer means the small, independent farmer is increasingly losing out to big-brand...