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  • Harbor upkeep underfunded at busy Brunswick port

    Nearly seven years after government-funded dredging added 6 feet of depth to the waterway connecting the Port of Brunswick to the Atlantic Ocean, much of that extra room for cargo ships has been erased by tides and storms piling fresh layers of sand and sediments into the channel.

  • Wallops Island in for $10.5m sand replenishment

    The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $10.5 million contract to replenish sand and restore dunes along NASA's Wallops Island launch facility on the Eastern Shore.

  • New law likely cleared Savannah harbor roadblock

    The new $1.1 trillion federal spending plan signed into law contains just a small amount of funding for deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah to make room for supersized cargo ships. However, legal language Georgia lawmakers inserted into the measure may prove more valuable than money in terms of getting the $652 million project underway this year.

  • Zoeller: Asian carp report ignores Indiana impact

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Did the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers snub Indiana's Asian carp problem in its recent study highlighting options for controlling invasive species in the Great Lakes and Mississippi River?

  • FILE - In this June 13, 2012 photo an Asian carp, jolted by an electric current from a research boat, jumps from the Illinois River near Havana, Ill., during a study on the fish's population. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a report on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, years in the making, about options for keeping Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes. The report focuses on the Chicago Area Waterway System and its network of rivers and canals that provide a direct link between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River. (AP Photo/John Flesher, File)

    Report doesn't resolve debate over Great Lakes

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The debate over how to protect the Great Lakes from voracious Asian carp appeared no closer to settlement Tuesday following release of a federal report with options that could cost billions and require extensive re-engineering of Chicago's busy waterway network.

  • Asian carp were on display at a Capitol Hill hearing last year about ways to prevent introduction of the invasive species into the Great Lakes. Now, six attorneys general have called for a wider push to protect the lakes from invasive species by cutting off their artificial link to the Mississippi River basin. (Associated Press)

    Attorneys general seek more support to save Great Lakes

    Six attorneys general in the Great Lakes region called for a multistate coalition Wednesday that would push the federal government to protect the lakes from invasive species such as Asian carp by cutting off their artificial link to the Mississippi River basin.

  •  In this Aug. 30, 2005, picture, floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina pour through a levee along Inner Harbor Navigaional Canal near downtown New Orleans, a day after Katrina passed through the city. (AP Photo/Pool, Vincent Laforet)

    New Orleans levee upgrades nearly ready

    Five years after Hurricane Katrina flooded more than 80 percent of this city, the Army Corps of Engineers says billions of dollars of work has made the city much safer and many of its defenses could withstand a storm as strong as the deadly 2005 hurricane.

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