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Houston-Area Flood Control Projects Proceed After Harvey

HOUSTON — On a Friday night in August, Diane and Ted Simpson got home from work to find a certified letter from the Harris County Flood Control District notifying them that a portion of their backyard was in a public …

Cedar Rapids Struggling To Maintain Rare Houseboat Harbor

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Time is running out on Ellis Harbor as erosion buckles infrastructure and creates safety hazards, residents of the out-of-the-way refuge on the Cedar River say. And while the city has invested, they say, it has put …

Blame it on Bieber: Iceland Canyon too Popular with Visitors

FJADRARGLJUFUR, Iceland — A large sign warns motorists that Iceland’s Fjadrargljufur canyon is closed to visitors but drivers keep on coming down the narrow gravel road. A ranger at a roadblock has to explain why no one can pass: The …

Study Examines Minnesota Landslides

A study has determined that nearly 500 landslides have happened in the Mankato, Minnesota, area in recent years. Minnesota State University Earth Science Programs Director Phillip Larson with the help of students mapped out the area’s ravines, bluffs, nooks and …

California Dam Repair Costs to Top $500M

California officials say repair costs at the nation’s tallest dam will be nearly double the original estimate of $275 million. Department of Water Resources spokeswoman Erin Mellon said Thursday the contract with Kiewit Corp. at 770-foot Oroville Dam will grow …

Flames Not the Only Risk From Wildfires

California is on fire—again. About 130,000 acres have been scorched in more than 20 major fires actively burning in the state, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. But the flames are not the only danger. Post-fire …