When governments or communities pay to replenish beaches along privately owned beachfront property — or create new beaches by trucking in sand — what does that mean for the landowners' waterfront rights and property value?
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Two brothers are busting levees to return the Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge to its primeval condition.
US EPA and Army Corps of Engineers say they "cannot make the list of 'high hazard' coal ash impoundment sites public," even though risk to communities exists -- like the December 2008 pond failure at the Kingston Fossil Plant in Tennessee.
Abandoned gas stations dot some Florida highways. Economic conditions bear part of the blame. But operators' inability to pay for replacement of old, leaky tanks ironically may be causing more old tanks to be left in the ground.
A National Research Council report says it may be impossible to know whether contaminated drinking water at the Camp Lejeune Marine base caused birth defects and illness among people seeking $33.9 billion in claims.
If the Army Corps of Engineers and private companies used all the mud they dredge from wetlands and waterway to rebuild Louisiana coastal marshes, it would be a boon for coastal restoration.