Latest Erosion News

Florida county puts damage from Nicole at $522 million

Nov. 14, 2022 19:39 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — Damages are estimated at more than $522 million in a central Florida coastal county where homes collapsed into the Atlantic Ocean following Hurricane Nicole last week. The damages from the category 1 storm in Volusia County, home to Daytona Beach,...

African nations push for funding to adapt to climate change

Nov. 11, 2022 02:45 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Battling droughts, sandstorms, floods, wildfires, coastal erosion, cyclones and other weather events exacerbated by climate change, the African continent needs to adapt, but it needs funds to do so, leaders and negotiators from the continent said at the U.N. climate...

Climate Migration: Açai growers flee salty Amazon water

Nov. 10, 2022 04:30 AM EST

MACAPA, Brazil (AP) — Where the mother of all rivers meets the Atlantic Ocean in coastal Brazil, it's not a single channel, instead it braids around 230 kilometers (142 miles) of islands including the Bailique Archipelago. A native of the mouth of the Amazon, Elielson Elinho, 31,...

Hurricane watch: Subtropical storm eyes Florida, Bahamas

Nov. 07, 2022 19:01 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Subtropical Storm Nicole is now expected to become a hurricane over the Bahamas before hitting Florida’s east coast on Wednesday, just well enough after polls close to avoid disrupting voting on Election Day, forecasters said. "We won’t really start...

AP PHOTOS: In India, river erosion engulfs villages

Nov. 06, 2022 23:25 PM EST

GAUHATI, India (AP) — In the 12 years that he has been the priest of a small temple by the mighty Brahmaputra, Ranajit Mandal had never witnessed the river’s fury like this. Not only the temple, but the 50 homes in his native Murkata village were washed away in a matter of days. ...

Climate Migration: Alaska village resists despite threats

Oct. 28, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

SHISHMAREF, Alaska (AP) — Search online for the little town of Shishmaref and you’ll see homes perilously close to the ocean, and headlines that warn this Native community in western Alaska is on the verge of disappearing. Climate change is partially to blame for the rising seas,...

Climate migration: Alaska village resists despite threats

Oct. 28, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

SHISHMAREF, Alaska (AP) — Search online for the little town of Shishmaref and you’ll see homes perilously close to falling into the ocean, and headlines that warn that this Native community on a border island in western Alaska -- without access to main roads to the mainland or running water --...

Shore town fixed eroded beach despite denial from New Jersey

Oct. 25, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — When the remnants of Hurricane Ian passed by the Jersey Shore earlier this month, chewing huge chunks out of protective sand dunes, North Wildwood asked New Jersey environmental officials for permission to do an emergency reconstruction of the sand piles. ...

Helping the Chesapeake Bay from way upstream

Oct. 23, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

WESTOVER, Va. (AP) — The Atlantic eel that Ken Slazyk pulled from the pot in the James River, 8 miles downstream from Hopewell, was a green, 18-inch-long juvenile that had, in one of the greatest mysteries of modern biology, swum up the river where its parents had spent their early days,...

Repairs could halt California rail service into December

Oct. 19, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Metrolink and Amtrak train services could be suspended through December during repairs due to shifting ground beneath a stretch of seaside track in Southern California, transit officials said. Service between Orange and San Diego counties was halted...