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.
BOSTON (AP) — A town on Martha’s Vineyard is getting a $10 million federal grant to help rebuild a badly-eroded bluff and protect a key road from storm surge and sea level rise.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday that Oak Bluffs was awarded the “pre-disaster mitigation” grant to help pay for reconstructing 1,200 linear feet of the original engineered coastal bank and stone revetment along East Chop Drive, on the northern coast of the island.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Southern University is getting $7.6 million to reduce erosion in a 45-foot-deep (13.7-meter-deep) ravine through the Baton Rouge campus that threatens to drop university buildings into the Mississippi River, officials announced Wednesday.
WEYBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) — The remains of a Revolutionary War soldier were moved this Memorial Day weekend to another resting place in Vermont because erosion threatened some of the graves at an old cemetery near a river bank.
NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Erosion from a late spring storm will keep some beaches at the Jersey Shore from being ready for visitors on Memorial Day weekend, but overall, the shore came through the winter in good shape.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Dozens of graves at a city-owned cemetery in Norfolk are threatened by eroding shorelines on the Elizabeth River.
A city review of the 44-acre site at Riverside Memorial Park found the shoreline surrounding the cemetery has been damaged by decades of dredging, nearby marine industrial activity and wind-driven waves that have undercut the riverbanks.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has begun construction of a $67 million project to create miles (kilometers) of oyster reefs to protect the shoreline in a New Orleans suburb.
Money for the Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline comes from an $8.8 billion restoration fund set up in a settlement with BP after the 2010 oil spill.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Dredging has begun to free a cargo ship stranded in the Chesapeake Bay for more than a week, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday.
A salvage company began dredging around the 1,095-foot (334-meter) Ever Forward on Sunday and the work is expected to continue throughout the week, Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Breanna Centeno said in an email.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Newport, Rhode Island, is in a bind: Should the city continue propping up its landmark Cliff Walk, even though chunks of the path keep crumbling into the sea?
A section of the famous oceanside Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island, continued to crumble into the sea Friday.
That section was closed after a 20-foot (6-meter) section collapsed Thursday, likely due to erosion.
HONOLULU (AP) — A home on the north shore of Oahu collapsed onto the beach this week in an area that is prone to beach erosion from high energy waves that draw professional surfers from around the world.
HANCOCK, Mich. (AP) — More than $1.1 million in grants have been awarded to 17 coastal management projects and programs in Michigan.
Michigan's Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy says the funding will help protect, preserve, enhance and wisely develop the state's coastal resources.
DEAL, N.J. (AP) — The weekend storm that brought rain and snow to much of New Jersey also caused significant erosion to a Jersey Shore beach that was already in the process of being widened.
Now, federal and state officials are trying to determine whether additional sand needs to be pumped ashore to replace what was washed away.
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A school that is in danger of being lost to erosion because of climate change is at the top of the state’s list for the construction of a new school building.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A politically appointed board will hear an appeal from property owners who want to bury sandbags along a South Carolina beach to fight erosion, despite concerns that sandbag walls are likely to make the beach wash away faster.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Opponents of the Mountain Valley Pipeline are gearing up for another legal fight to try to stop the natural gas project.
The Roanoke Times reports that environmental and community groups filed a petition this week with a federal appeals court.
HONG KONG (AP) — A monument at a Hong Kong university that was the best-known public remembrance of the Tiananmen Square massacre on Chinese soil was removed early Thursday, wiping out one of the city's last remaining places of public commemoration of the bloody 1989 crackdown.
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A federal grant will allow an extensive trail system to connect all four communities on Nelson Island, just off Alaska’s western coast.
The $12 million grant will pay to take the trail the last link, from Toksook Bay, which received the federal money, to the community of Mertarvik, the new site for the village of Newtok.
KENAI, Alaska (AP) —
A popular Kenai Peninsula recreation spot near Cooper Landing will be closed for nearly a year to partially rebuild a road and reinforce parts of the hillside along the Kenai River, U.S.
After erosion washed away some graves at an old Vermont cemetery near a river bank, the remains of two Revolutionary War soldiers and others buried there will be moved to a new resting place.
Revolutionary War soldier Josiah Clark, who fought at the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts, was buried in the Stow cemetery in Weybridge in 1835.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A park next to the Mississippi River in Vicksburg remains closed indefinitely because erosion has created the need for expensive repairs.
The city of Vicksburg and Warren County own part of Riverfront Park and split the cost of maintenance and repair, the Vicksburg Post reported.
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 near Grand Isle, will reopen once it's safe for the public to access the property.
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.
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.
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 wood.
HONOLULU (AP) — The majority of Hawaii's roads and bridges are threatened by natural hazards and climate change, according to a state Department of Transportation report.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oil companies fighting dozens of lawsuits that blame drilling for decades of coastal erosion and wetland loss in Louisiana are pleased with a new appeals court ruling that could lead to some of the cases being heard in federal court.
BOSTON (AP) — The famous islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket in Massachusetts are facing serious impacts from rising sea levels and more powerful coastal storms driven by climate change, a new environmental report released Wednesday warns.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A sand spit that protects part of the coastline straddling Fairfield and Bridgeport is eroding and could leave the area vulnerable to flooding and other damage if measures aren’t taken to replenish it, a local environmental group says.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nature trails and hiking paths across Rhode Island are getting $1.4 million worth of improvements through Federal Highway Administration grants, state officials said.
WILLCOX, Ariz. (AP) — A four-mile (6.4-kilometer) stretch of highway south of Willcox in rural Cochise County remained closed Thursday due to soil erosion that the state Department of Transportation attributed to recent rain storms.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Shoreline cities and towns in the Great Lakes region will be spending heavily in coming years to fix public infrastructure damaged by recent flooding and erosion, with estimated costs approaching $2 billion, officials said Thursday.
MIKE ISLAND, La. (AP) — Erosion, sinking land and sea rise from climate change have killed the Louisiana woods where a 41-year-old Native American chief played as a child. Not far away in the Mississippi River delta system, middle-school students can stand on islands that emerged the year they were born.
AVERY ISLAND, La. (AP) — As storms grow more violent and Louisiana loses more of its coast, the family that makes Tabasco Sauce is fighting erosion in the marshland that buffers its factory from hurricanes and floods.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — University of Hawaii researchers have developed an online tool that will inform the public when waves are expected to threaten west Maui shorelines, an area particularly prone to coastal erosion as sea levels rise.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Federal funds are coming to a Mississippi city to help stem a serious erosion problem threatening parts of the Natchez National Cemetery, Mayor Dan Gibson said.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration said Friday that it will begin work to address the risks of flooding and soil erosion from unfinished sections of the wall on the U...
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to drill this summer into the collapsed entrance of a mine in Colorado that is at risk of a blowout...
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Sally commanded the Gulf of Mexico to rise last month. Storm surge purged entire miles of vegetation along the Panhandle’s coastlines, according to preliminary assessments...
BOSTON (AP) — Increased tidal flooding, beach erosion and aging sea barriers are among the climate change concerns threatening a famous coastal destination in Massachusetts, according to a report released Thursday by a leading conservation group in the state.
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — A bald eagle launched an aerial assault on a drone operated by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy — known as EGLE — ripping off a propeller and sending the aircraft into Lake Michigan...
HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized a privately built border wall in South Texas that’s showing signs of erosion months after going up, saying it was “only done to make me look bad,” even though the wall was built after a months-long campaign by his supporters...
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...
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say that half of the world's sandy beaches could disappear by the end of the century if climate change continues unchecked...
MANISTEE, Mich. (AP) — Rita Alton has an unusual morning routine these days: Wake up. Get dressed...
QUEEN BESS ISLAND, La. (AP) — A Louisiana island that provides a crucial nesting ground for pelicans and other seabirds is being restored to nearly its former size after decades of coastal erosion and a devastating offshore oil spill 10 years ago...
WEYBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) — When Revolutionary War soldier Josiah Clark was buried in a small Vermont cemetery near a river bank in 1835, it was supposed to be his final resting place...
NAPAKIAK, Alaska (AP) — A school employee wearing a traditional pink Alaska Native smock called a kuspuk breezed through the hubbub in the cafeteria adorned with murals of purely Alaska scenes, zigzagging through children clutching presents and past uniformed soldiers wearing Santa caps...