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The minister dismissed most of the appeals against last year’s approval of expanded beach mining operations north of the Olifants River
Five Indigenous communities have asked the U.N. to investigate the United States’ failure to live up to legal obligations.
In an unprecedented fifth opening in the last five years, the Army Corps of Engineers will open 20 bays of the Bonnet Carre Spillway Friday morning to reduce pressure on river levees in the New Orleans area and keep the Mississippi River below its official flood stage of 17 feet.
Crucial work has started to reduce the risk of flooding and coastal erosion along Kent's shoreline.
The N.C. Coastal Federation recently received a $2.7 million grant from NOAA/NFWF for large-scale construction of living shorelines includes money for a large project to protect the Highway 24 causeway between Cedar Point and the bridges that lead into Swansboro to the west.
A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study that’s expected to examine coastal risk across the entire Great Lakes basin remains stalled for lack of federal funding two years after being authorized by Congress.
A cement block retaining wall tumbled into the Manistee channel over the weekend - just days before deconstruction was to begin - damaging part of the Manistee Riverwalk.
Besides building emergency hospitals in response to COVID-19, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does so much more.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is projecting even higher water levels on Lake Michigan than last year. That means Indiana lakeshore towns could see more flooding this spring and summer.
The Georgia Court of Appeals came down on the side of Glynn County in a lawsuit alleging the county had violated its own zoning ordinance.
Lt. General Todd Semonite of the Army Corps of Engineers recently signed off on the plan that would place dredged material from the Delaware River and Bay at Bowers Beach, Slaughter Beach, Prime Hook Beach and Lewes Beach.
The N.C. Division of Water Resources has awarded $22 million to 13 coastal towns and counties to help with recovery efforts following Hurricane Florence.
Just three months ago, Lake Michigan’s waters were more than 50 feet away from Lakeview Drive in the small town of Beverly Shores, with a beach in between the road and the water.
The average power of waves hitting a coastline can predict how fast that coast will erode.
Work begins on final phase of plan
Hundreds of thousands of people living in coastal areas are reeling from acute drinking water shortage. Besides, indiscriminate extraction of groundwater for irrigation purposes is adding to this crisis. Illegal encroachment has stopped the water flow of a number of waterbodies across the country, spelling environment and ecological disaster.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — TheEllis Island, the largest hopper dredge in the United States, is scheduled to join the Bogue Banks beach nourishment project Thursday, and the smaller dredge, the Liberty Island, might stay on the job in an effort to hasten completion.
Due to recent rainfall and the increased chance of future storms, Santa Barbara County Public Works (Public Works) will begin sediment deposit operations at Goleta Beach. The sediment deposit will start as soon as Friday, March 20, 2020, and will continue as needed until facilities have been cleared.
Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority on Wednesday approved a $1.08 billion spending plan for next fiscal year in a “virtual” meeting held online.
Citing staggering projections for sea level rise, an increase of stronger hurricanes and heavier rainfall events in the future, representatives from the American Flood Coalition and the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council discussed disaster preparedness with Ponce Inlet Town Council members, residents and dignitaries during a special meeting March 10.
The last of 1.1 million cubic yards of offshore sand flowed onto the beach at Pawleys Island this week. The $14.3 million renourishment project stopped just north of First Street, drawing criticism from the town’s former mayor.
Newcastle MP Tim Crakanthorp has urged the state government to allow sand dredged from the Hunter River for the construction of the proposed Newcastle Gas Terminal project to be redirected to Stockton Beach.
A green basin, an urban farm and a floating home — the programme Insight explores the solutions being devised to keep climate change and floodwaters at bay in the Thai capital.
At the highest natural tides, some local storm water infrastructure is already swamped, and the situation will worsen as sea levels continue to rise, consultants told the Chatham County Commission Friday. March 6.
The RISE Urban Mobility Challenge is calling on software developers to create tech solutions for automated traffic flooding information in the coastal Virginia region.
Scientists at the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources and University of the Virgin Islands are teaming up to develop a locally relevant Coastal Vulnerability Index.
High Great Lakes water continues to be an issue for Michigan, even as the state mobilizes around fighting Coronavirus.
Viewed from one end, where a three-story hinge links to a massive steel lattice, the Maeslant storm surge barrier resembles three crane towers toppled across one another. From the opposite end, nearly 280 yards away, it’s an imposing white wall, like a drive-in movie screen stretched the length of 2½ football fields.
It had rained all morning across Jakarta on the first Tuesday in February. The rivers in the Indonesian capital quickly filled up, carrying all kinds of debris toward the Java Sea. In one of the city's largest waterways, a Dutch-made device was trapping some of the trash to prevent it from washing out into the ocean.
The average age of dredging fleet in Russia is 36 years and the country urgently needs to put new dredgers into operation, Gennady Egorov, director of the St. Petersburg-based Marine Engineering Bureau, said in a recent statement.
The most frequented area in the city — the beachfront area — has increased significantly, thanks to the nourishment of eroded beaches undertaken by the Visakhapatnam Port Trust and the lull in the activity of tidal waves.
Trustees plans to save the Great Salt Marsh and Crane Beach.
Iosco County Emergency Management Coordinator Ed Rohn in conjunction with four agencies including Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) and Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), National Weather Service (NWS) in Gaylord and the governor’s office came together to address concerns about shoreline erosion and flooding at a meeting held at AuSable Township on Thursday, Feb. 27.
A US east coast city is replenishing its beaches that serve as protection against intensifying storms
Dating back to even before Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana has gazed across the Atlantic for guidance from the Netherlands, an early adopter of large-scale interventions to prevent flooding.
As broken sewage pipes foul Fort Lauderdale’s waterways, a group of conservationists has begun deploying one of the world’s most formidable filtration systems.
Pawleys Island’s beach renourishment project could end as early as next week, weather permitting. The 1.1 million cubic yards of offshore sand won’t cover all the rock groins on the island’s beachfront, which has raised concerns among property owners and town officials.
‘This is not just a study to study’
The Army Corps of Engineers indefinitely postponed their scheduled Feb. 27 meeting after President Donald Trump’s administration’s proposed budget did not provide funding for the New York-New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study.
Special Report: This is the fifth installment of a Times-Picayune and Advocate series exploring how the Netherlands’ climate change adaptation strategies could be a model for the Louisiana coast. The series was produced in collaboration with WWNO New Orleans Public Radio and Climate Central, and is part of the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastlines reporting initiative. For more information, go to pulitzercenter.org/connected-coastlines
As a group of eastern Ontario mayors heads to Ottawa to plead for action to curb the effects of flooding from Lake Ontario, advocates are calling for major changes and urgent funding for municipalities.
THE Kingdom of the Netherlands is a small country in Europe, but packs the economic, technological and cultural wallop representative of the entire continent.
When will Bathtub Reef Beach re-open? The answer is blowin' in the wind.
State Rep. Chuck Moseley, D-Portage, is aggravated over news this weekend that fierce Lake Michigan waves appeared to have overcome part of the seawall at Ogden Dunes, jeopardizing beachfront homes.
The latest beach renourishment plan for Lido Key Beach still doesn’t have a start date, but officials say they know what is needed to protect the shore for the next five years.
The Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for the Harbor Garage Redevelopment heard from the Chiofaro Company developers regarding their proposed project, Pinnacle at Central Wharf, as discussions for the controversial project continue.
A submerged breakwater system proposed to lessen beach erosion in South Carolina won’t pop up offshore anytime soon.
A proud Lake Michigan beach town battles erosion and one of the country’s newest national parks; ‘It really comes down to the survival of our town’
SAN DIEGO — A new ocean protection plan sets out steps to safeguard California’s coast against rising seas, while shoring up public access and building coastal economies.
Oysters could one day be the answer to the complex question of how to protect California’s disappearing coastline.
Experts say beach retreat in the county is predicted to be five times the national average.
Four state government ministers and their staff are now working to pave a way for offshore dredging to be used as a long-term solution for Stockton Beach nourishment.
TER HEIJDE, The Netherlands — With a surfboard strapped to his feet and the reins of a giant kite in his hands, Daan Vijverberg skims over whitecaps on the Netherlands’ windy south coast. Nearby, other kiteboarders catch gusts strong enough to fling their wetsuited bodies several feet into the air.
Added federal funding for work in Long Branch, Sea Bright and Monmouth Beach; critics question efficacy of the program
NEW YORK, NY– Responding to the indefinite suspension of a critical NYC coastal resiliency study, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) wrote a letter to Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), urging the study’s immediate reinstatement.
The government should consider other options to combat the rising threat of flooding after record levels of rainfall were recorded in the UK in February, engineers have said.
A new ocean protection plan sets out steps to safeguard California's coast against rising seas, while shoring up public access and building coastal economies.
The main message of a recent high water level meeting, according to Huron County Emergency Services Director Randy Miller, is water levels are predicted to go up during the next few months, so do something now to protect property and investment.
The Bahamas plans to soon start drilling for oil -- just 150 miles off the coast of South Florida.
Debate on ministries' budgets: Environment and Water Resources
Quogue Village residents are torn over how to address worsening erosion near their village beach, with suggested solutions ranging from letting nature take its course to a project that could raise some tax bills by an estimated $30,000 per year.
Lower Columbia River Watershed Council weighs effects of climate change, future projects in strategic action plan
If the actual bids come in higher, the city would have to foot the rest of the bill.
Eroding shorelines of the Wedge and Grey communities along the Mid West coast have prompted the state to progress its plan for residents’ “managed retreat”.
Say “climate change” too loudly, though, and you’ll get some looks. Many Houstonians still feel like they’re in a standoff with environmentalists who would love to put the Oil and Gas Capital of the World out of business. And anyway the city is booming, with cranes as common as traffic jams on its ever-widening highways. With a population up 11% since 2010, Houston is destined to overtake Chicago as the U.S.’s third-largest city—unless something goes horribly wrong.
This week’s cooler weather brought some rough conditions for our coastline.
A beach renourishment project to improve North Topsail Beach is underway.
The Popponesset Spit, an important barrier beach that divides Popponesset Bay from Nantucket Sound, will receive thousands of cubic yards of sand from an continuing dredging project, adding to a beach-nourishment project undertaken this past winter.
The $28.2 million Bogue Banks beach nourishment project pushed west from Atlantic Beach into Pine Knoll Shores Thursday, beginning the longest stretch of work in the project.
“In two or three weeks,” the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will be placing riprap along storm-damaged sections of the Chicago lakefront between 49th and 51st streets, said Patrick Bray, the Chicago District Chief of Public Affairs.
A WAVE of criticism has been aimed at New Forest District Council’s coastal defence policies after a section of sea wall at Milford collapsed following cracks appearing during recent storms.
Can a beach threatened by high tides, strong seas and erosion be saved?
Urgent coastal defence works are being planned to protect one of Suffolk's best-known landmarks from the North Sea.
A building boom in the Southeast Asian country has pushed up demand for sand in a river that 60 million people rely on.
There is still more than $200 million in unaddressed damages to more than 3,000 homes throughout Eastern North Carolina from Hurricane Florence — but there is a plan in place to help fix that, and your feedback on that plan is needed.
“The federal government’s decision to abandon the Army Corps’ storm surge study is reckless, and it exposes our region to the ravages of the next superstorm,” City Comptroller Scott Stringer said
A bird’s eye look at the Florida Keys is all it takes to understand that little stands between the chain of islands and the sea.
China’s Pearl River Delta, the country’s manufacturing hub and home to tens of millions of people, is the world’s most at-risk urban center from rising sea levels, according to a new study.