Latest Erosion News

Gardening doesn't stop just because it's fall: Some tips

Sep. 13, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

As summer turns to fall, the garden may seem to fade into the background. But there’s still plenty of action going on underground, so this is no time to rest. For starters, your plants still need water. Although their thirst will wane as temperatures cool, perennials, trees and...

As beaches erode, a long-promised fix slips out of reach

Sep. 03, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bill Queen is desperate for sand. The mayor of North Redington Beach has seen the shore shrink steadily over the past few years as the Gulf of Mexico creeps closer to lines of blue cabanas. “Our lifeblood is the sand,” he said. ...

Tiny oysters play big role in stabilizing eroding shorelines

Aug. 28, 2022 07:52 AM EDT

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Denise Vaccaro bought her home on the Jersey Shore over 20 years ago, charmed by the little beach at the end of a sandy spit on Barnegat Bay where she could sit and read while listening to the waves and enjoying the cool breezes. That home was destroyed...

16 dead, 18 missing in flash flood in western China

Aug. 18, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A sudden rainstorm in western China triggered a landslide that diverted a river and caused flash flooding in populated areas, killing at least 16 people and leaving 18 others missing, Chinese state media said Thursday. Rescuers, who earlier reported 36 people...

Climate Migration: Flooding forces Bangladesh family to flee

Aug. 18, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

BHOLA, Bangladesh (AP) — When the Mehgna River swallowed Mohammad Jewel and Arzu Begum's tin-roofed family home overnight in southern Bangladesh just over a year ago they had no choice but to leave their ancestral village. The couple fled the next morning with their four young...

New Zealand river's personhood status offers hope to Māori

Aug. 15, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

WHANGANUI, New Zealand (AP) — The Whanganui River is surging into the ocean, fattened from days of winter rain and yellowed from the earth and clay that has collapsed into its sides. Logs and debris hurtle past as dusk looms. Sixty-one-year-old Tahi Nepia is calmly paddling his...

New Zealand river's personhood status offers hope to Māori

Aug. 15, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

WHANGANUI, New Zealand (AP) — The Whanganui River is surging into the ocean, fattened from days of winter rain and yellowed from the earth and clay that has collapsed into its sides. Logs and debris hurtle past as dusk looms. Sixty-one-year-old Tahi Nepia is calmly paddling his...

Big Louisiana coastal restoration projects continue

Jul. 30, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has completed one of its biggest coastal restoration projects yet, and is at work on even bigger ones. The dredge used to suck up sediment from the Gulf of Mexico to add 1,000 acres (405 hectares) of habitat to sites in the Terrebonne Basin is...

Climate change and vanishing islands threaten brown pelicans

Jul. 27, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

CHAUVIN, La. (AP) — Sliding off the side of her small boat, seabird biologist Bonnie Slaton wades through waist-high water, brown pelicans soaring overhead, until she reaches the shores of Raccoon Island. During seabird breeding season, the place is a raucous symphony of noise and...

Gully grows near Flagstaff after flood mitigation conflict

Jul. 02, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Twelve years ago, a handful residents in the Timberline neighborhood east of Flagstaff declined to grant Coconino County the easements required for the completion of flood mitigation projects. Now, current residents are bearing the consequences. ...