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A powerful landslide of more than 2,000 feet in width has taken eight houses into the sea in northern Norway. The instability continued for several hours and one person was evacuated from a nearby property, but there have been no reports of injuries.
Amid widespread condemnation on social and mainstream media, Sri Lanka’s Coast Conservation Department (CCD) today defended a controversial Rs 890-million beach nourishment project carried out in parts of the island’s western shoreline.
A billion-dollar program to protect cities from climate change is at risk of failing because of the pandemic.
One of the most memorable headlines in New Orleans history was published last week. It was a quote from Tulane professor Torbjorn Tornqvist on the meaning of his team’s latest research on the future of south Louisiana in this era of sea level rise.
A joint services agreement signed by the two towns aims to address some of the issues that cause impassable flooding of roads in the area.
Settlement clears way to open up clogged, stagnant waterway
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, approved the recommended plan for navigation improvements at the Port of Nome during a signing event Friday in Washington, D.C.
The Water & Sewer Department has worked with Itron, US3 and the Avanti Company to install the IoT-based system, which will monitor flooding and prevent sewer overflows.
The next stage in the revival of Milwaukee’s rivers aims much higher than being a nice setting for a lunch date or an afternoon of paddling.
Torbjörn Törnqvist from Tulane University led a team of scientists who studied Louisiana marshlands, saying that the region could be completely below sea level in the next 50 years. '1.2 million inhabitants and associated economic assets' will be disrupted by this activity fueled by global warming.
The Edenville and Sanford dams , which failed last week, were both privately owned and were rated as “high hazard”, meaning that loss of human life is likely were the dam to fail. Most U.S. dams (about 56%) are privately owned, according to FEMA. That’s not the case for roads, bridges, sewers, and other vital infrastructure. “In general, very large dams are owned and regulated by the federal government,” notes FEMA, adding: “Given the diffuse nature of dam ownership versus regulation in the United States, it is apparent that dam safety and security are often not solely a federal, state or local issue.”
Crews making strides with construction, adding lifting lugs to vessel
Charleston and Norfolk, Virginia, are sister cities in the quest to address coastal flooding.
One area project that has not been slowed or stalled by coronavirus, is the plan to rebuild Lido Beach.
California’s beaches may feel off-limits right now, but the coronavirus has not stopped the sea from rising. With every tide and storm, this slow-moving disaster continues to creep closer to shore — toppling bluffs, eroding our beaches and threatening homes and major infrastructure.
While a rising tide may lift all boats, it spells trouble for South Carolina coastal communities where flooding has already long been a fact of life.
Environmental groups say a catastrophic dam break that sent floodwaters charging into Midland underscores the need to invest in infrastructure that can withstand a changing climate in the Midwest.
In the beginning, Charleston built a wall.
From the cockpit of a Cessna airplane flying over the Monterey Bay in early February, you could almost see the future.
Tropical systems have taken a toll on the coastline of Topsail Island. This year, town leaders in Surf City and Topsail Beach say after finishing up their beach renourishment project, the beaches are ready for this year’s hurricane season.
Measures among alternatives Corps hopes would maximize protection, minimize future cost
The dredge is back and is expected to finish what it started by the middle of next week.
Heavy rain earlier this week in Wisconsin flooded backyards and seeped into basements, but it's left one home in Ozaukee County teetering on a bluff along Lake Michigan.
Do we really want to live in a world in which we all live behind huge walls? Is this the only way to adapt to sea level rise? A look at some of the options.
CCell Renewables and Vicor collaborate to power new coral reef growth Innovative power delivery system accelerates coral reef restoration to save coastlines and protect communities
City of Newcastle has prepared a draft Coastal Management Program (CMP) for Stockton in partnership with the local community and you can provide your feedback during the exhibition period between 13 May and 10 June 2020.
Heavy rains and high winds the next couple of days could cause “significant” Lakeshore area flooding in Lake Michigan beach towns that have channel access to the big lake, according to the National Weather Service.
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) ─ Erosion has worn down the bluffs that rise just behind the water at Rose Larisa Park in East Providence. Tim Mooney of the Rhode Island Nature Conservancy tells Eyewitness News the reason for that is the failure of a manmade sea wall that was built there.
Surging seas have battered beaches and rattled communities along Victoria’s 2500 kilometre coastline since Easter, raising confronting questions about how to respond to rising oceans and rapid erosion.
I have lived in Naples for more than 35 years, where I’ve raised three children and managed my landscape architecture business. My husband, a Naples native, and his family have run The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club since 1946. I’ve been involved in conservation issues in Southwest Florida for decades and I am proud to serve on the Board of Directors of The Everglades Foundation.
If COVID-19 can teach us anything, it should be about the need to plan and prepare for high-risk events. For our communities in Oregon, that event is the ominous “big one” — a 9.0 magnitude earthquake in the Cascadia Subduction Zone located off the coast of Oregon, Washington, and California.
With about a week’s worth of work left to do, the dredge broke in early April and had to go to Mobile, Alabama, for repairs.
EMERALD ISLE — Phase three of the county’s post-Hurricane Florence Bogue Banks beach nourishment project could cost as much as $45 million, paid for in large part by money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Carteret County Shore Protection Office Manager Greg Rudolph told Emerald Isle commissioners Tuesday night.
2Africa is one of the largest subsea projects in the world, connecting 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe and extending to Asia via the main Europe-to-Asia subsea cables
BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will host a technical modeling workshop webinar on Tuesday, June 16 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. The purpose of the workshop is to provide technical audiences with an in-depth overview of the predictive modeling process and underlying assumptions that will be used for the 2023 Coastal Master Plan.
Amid the economic and social fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people see the process of restarting society as a chance to do things differently. Some organizations are calling for big investments in infrastructure, both to generate jobs and to promote green economic growth.
Earlier this year, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented an ambitious challenge to the state legislature: Pass a $3 billion bond to boost climate resilience and mitigate the impacts of sea level rise while preserving the state’s natural resources.
Barrow born-and-bred ecologist will work with local communities to restore Cumbria’s sand dunes
In response to Climate change and sea level rise and flooding threats, cities are striving to improve their flood resilience with data-driven planning, development, and operations. Some cities are accomplishing this through the use of digital twins to improve the resilience of current infrastructure and to support ongoing development and future planning.
In the Maldives, an MIT team is conducting experiments to combat sea-level rise by redirecting natural sand movement.
Two hopper dredges that were deployed to Florida to support emergency beach renourishment work at USACE’s Jacksonville District in March 2020 are returning to NY and NJ to complete previously contracted work, informs the Corps’ New York District.
The monthly Southern Shores Town Council meeting took place on May 5 at 5:30 p.m. Council members met, while maintaining social distance, at the Pitts Center to receive updates on recycling, beach nourishment and the fiscal year 2020/2021 budget.
The towns had planned for a meeting in March, but it was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A St. Johns County beach project led to disagreement among county commissioners over spending priorities in light of COVID-19. This week, St. Johns County commissioners voted 3-2 to approve spending $200,000 to advance the design piece of what’s expected to be about a $22.2 million dollar beach dune project. The effort is intended to replace dunes that were lost in Hurricane Matthew.
Careful engineering of low, plant-covered hills along shorelines can mitigate tsunami risks with less disruption of coastal life and lower costs compared to seawalls.
It may take another year or more, but the U.S. Virgin Islands is moving to identify public and private properties that lie in its mega-sized flood zone. Then all it will have to do is decide whether (and how) to protect individual structures or whether (and how) to remove them.
When the Dutch government and research institutions wanted to monitor how waves and currents would affect the pioneering use of artificial sand banks to protect a levee in a non-tidal freshwater system, Nortek was selected to supply key measuring instruments and set up the data telemetry system.
Erecting Dutch-style dykes along a third of Europe's coastline could prevent over 80 per cent of projected flood damage from rising sea levels, a study has found.
A temporary rock 'wall' at Port Beach has passed its first true test after the North Fremantle coastal hotspot was identified as one of two WA beaches in urgent needed of protection from erosion.
Global climate change is upon us and is impacting coastal cities everywhere in the world. Charleston is already experiencing higher tides, more storms and more flooding. In the years to come, the nearby ocean will continue to warm, adding to the sea-level rise as the heating water expands.
This week, we take a look start-ups that are creating marine-focused solutions.
HONOLULU — Construction crews are slated to start work earlier than scheduled on a replacement groin in Waikiki since fewer people are on the beach amid the coronavirus pandemic.
EMERALD ISLE — After more than a year of planning and nearly three months of work, the dredging-and-sand-spreading portion of the $28.2 million Bogue Banks beach nourishment project that began Feb. 8 is complete.
This spring, daily life suddenly turned upside down in Palm Beach and elsewhere as the entire globe was gripped by the coronavirus pandemic.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the first contract award to provide nearly $600 million in federal investment for the construction of storm risk reduction infrastructure on both the Atlantic Ocean shoreline and the Jamaica Bay shoreline of the Rockaway Peninsula.
The Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers received a signed Chief of Engineers Report (Chief’s Report) for the proposed Houston Ship Channel (HSC) Expansion Project on April 23.
The Delaware River, a major source of drinking water for Philadelphia, is facing an emerging threat as rising seas push saltwater farther upstream. It’s a problem that other places, from Miami to Shanghai, will also confront, especially as increasing drought lowers river flows.
The 3rd Annual Urban Water Challenge is calling entrepreneurs Accelerating Water Sustainability Through Innovation to apply to the program and unlock funding of up to $275k
Need help with shoreline erosion? Water pooling in your yard or basement? Are waves impacting your breakwall or rock rip-rap?
Ever so slightly, ever so slowly, Lake Okeechobee's water level is creeping lower.
The towns of Marshfield and Duxbury were awarded a grant in the fall of 2019 from Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management, CZM, for the design and permitting of beach and dune nourishment projects at vulnerable locations along the towns’ east facing shorelines.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will place 20,000 square feet of fresh sand on the beach of Grand Haven State Park next month.
As sea levels rise, the nation’s Atlantic and Pacific coastlines are eroding — putting homes and businesses in jeopardy. But climate change also is increasing erosion on what’s called the nation’s “third coast” — the Great Lakes shoreline.
There's good news and bad news to report about water levels on Lake Ontario.
Independent Commissioners have approved two plan changes progressed by the Whakatāne District Council to enforce a managed retreat from areas at risk of natural hazard at the Awatarariki Fanhead in Matatā.
A scene from earlier this year in Chicago: Cyclists, runners, and pedestrians dodge chunks of uprooted asphalt scattered across the Lakefront Trail, some pieces as large as dinner plates. Feet away, swollen Lake Michigan laps at, and partially submerges, the public walkway that typically rests well above the water line. Farther north, the sand at two public beaches is gone, washed away in one January weekend. And residents who live near Lake Michigan are regrouping following winter flooding that inundated portions of their high-rise buildings.
A state appeals court has rejected Ocean County oceanfront homeowners' argument that the Department of Environmental Protection acted "arbitrarily and capriciously" when it used eminent domain to seize portions of their property for a beach replenishment project.
Nearly 100 million people read People magazine, and for its Earth Day issue, millions of people were reading about Tyndall Air Force Base. The article focuses on Tyndall's rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Michael and how officials are planning to design a climate-resilient base.
The former Fenwick home of Katharine Hepburn sits seaside behind a tidal salt pond at 10 Mohegan Ave. The area provides essential coastal habitat as well as a classic Old Saybrook view while strolling around Fenwick or playing the second hole of Fenwick Golf Course.
In the 1960s, the U.S. was enjoying an unprecedented economic expansion, and the Great Lakes region was humming with industry supplying materials to build a growing nation with well-paying union jobs and an increasingly comfortable lifestyle for a large middle class.
Analysis: despite the value of the Irish coastal ecosystem, there is no coherent national investment policy for communities along the Wild Atlantic Way
ENGLEWOOD — The Sarasota County portion of Manasota Key’s beach renourishment project could wrap up within a week, finishing the project before sea turtle nesting season begins.
The islands' presence and changeability help the coastline absorb storms and scientists to study shorebird nesting patterns and water quality
On April 7, The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District published a notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Port Corpus Christi’s proposed channel deepening project. To ensure that all of the issues related to this proposed project are addressed, the Corps will conduct public scoping meetings, at which agencies, organizations, and members of the general public present comments or suggestions with regard to the range of actions, alternatives, and potential impacts to be considered in the EIS.