Latest Erosion News

Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge to remain closed due to Ida

Sep. 18, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida's strike on Louisiana left a path of destruction at Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge, which will remain closed until further notice as a result. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said the refuge, in Jefferson Parish...

Future of Lake Tahoe clarity in question as wildfires worsen

Sep. 16, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — When a wildfire crested the mountains near North America's largest alpine lake, embers and ash that zipped across a smoky sky pierced Lake Tahoe’s clear blue waters. The evacuation order for thousands to flee their homes has been lifted, but...

Conservation group creating oyster reef off Phippsburg

Sep. 12, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

PHIPPSBURG, Maine (AP) — A group wants to create an oyster reef off the coast of Phippsburg to improve water quality, protect a shoreline from storm surges and act as a habitat for other smaller shellfish. The oyster reef is part of the fight against “the immense...

Outdoor classroom bringing ecology to public in Louisiana

Sep. 12, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Like the deep roots of the native plants studied there, much of the value of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ecology Center lies hidden deep below the surface. Switchgrass roots, native to the Cajun prairie, have been...

SC high court won't revisit case over sand spit seawall

Sep. 01, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s highest court said Wednesday that it won’t revisit a dispute between developers and environmentalists over a plan to build homes on a sand spit south of Charleston. The state Supreme Court is standing by a June decision to...

The Latest: S Korea tops 1,000 cases for 57th straight day

Aug. 31, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases, approaching a daily record set last month just a day after officials cautiously expressed hope that infections may slow. The 2,025 cases reported Wednesday marked the 57th consecutive...

Louisiana university creating acres of 'urban prairie'

Aug. 31, 2021 06:05 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana university is planting acres of native grasses and flowers to create an outdoor ecology classroom. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette says the planned Cajun Prairie Habitat and Outdoor Classroom recently got a $7,500 boost to...

Historic headstones of DC African Americans relocated

Aug. 23, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

KING GEORGE, Va. (AP) — Dozens of headstones from a historic African American cemetery in the nation's capital that were used as erosion control along the Virginia shoreline of the Potomac River are being relocated to a memorial garden in Maryland. Maryland Gov. Larry...

Mulch eyed as erosion control following severe wildfires

Aug. 21, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — An aerial landscaping team has taken flight in the mountains west of Fort Collins, Colo. Its landing site sits in a broad field at the base of Poudre Canyon. Every few minutes, a helicopter arrives to lift a net loaded with about 1,300 pounds of shredded...

University will get $4m to guard against landslide

Aug. 12, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The University of Mary in Bismarck will get almost $4 million from the federal government to help prevent a landslide. The Bismarck Tribune reported Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will award $3.9...