Santa, soldiers bring joy to town with river erosion crisis

U.S. 12/10/19, 20:33

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. “Napakiak is happy today,” she proclaimed to principal Sally Benedict. That’s a rare ...

Waikiki flood concerns spur push for Hawaii shore protection

U.S. 04/21/19, 10:56

Hawaii's iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets.Predicting Honolulu will start experiencing frequent flooding within the next 15 to 20 years, state lawmakers are trying to pass legislation that would spend millions for ...

Update: 1,000-plus gather to honor Parkland victims

U.S. 02/14/19, 18:45

The Latest on the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (all times local): 6:45 p.m. More than a thousand people gathered at a South Florida park on the anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre to honor the 17 victims killed. Thursday evening's interfaith service at Parkland's Pine ...

Marine Corps says $3.6B for storm repairs at East Coast base

Politics 12/13/18, 20:22

When Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., were preparing for their upcoming deployment to the Middle East, they faced an unusual challenge: the beach they needed to train on had been washed away by Hurricane Florence. Using bulldozers and other equipment, they moved enough sand to rebuild a portion of Onslow Beach ...

Rising sea levels threatening historic lighthouses

Science 11/22/18, 16:36

Rising seas and erosion are threatening lighthouses around the U.S. and the world. Volunteers and cash-strapped governments are doing what they can, but the level of concern, like the water, is rising.New Jersey's East Point Lighthouse has been lighting up Delaware Bay for the better part of two centuries. But ...

Congress approves massive water-projects bill

Texas 10/10/18, 08:56

Congress has approved a sprawling bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects.If signed by President Donald Trump, America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 would authorize more than $6 billion in spending over 10 years for projects nationwide, including ...

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