United States Army Corps of Engineers

Paddlers on the Los Angeles River. (Photo credit: Los Angeles River Revitalization)

Garcetti presses Army Corps to help restore LA River habitat

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Supported by Democrat Barbara Boxer, California’s junior senator, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is trying to prevail on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve a $1 billion plan to […]


A large excavator is drops a load of limestone boulders from a barge into the gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. The huge boulders are being put in place to help rebuild a reef that once filled some 400 acres and now barely exists. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Major oyster reef rebuilding begins on Texas coast

MATAGORDA, Texas (AP) — A deep sea oyster reef restoration being touted as the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico began in an unlikely place: a quarry in landlocked Missouri. That is where years […]


Sand needed in Port Hueneme due to eroding beaches

PORT HUENEME, Calif. (AP) — For one California beach city, every grain of sand counts. Port Hueneme, home to a naval base and about 20,000 residents, is starved for sand because Congress has not allocated […]


A patient believed to be one of the National Guardsmen injured near the naval base in Millington, Tenn., was taken to The Med in Memphis, Tenn., early Thursday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Karen Pulfer Focht)

2 shot at Nat’l Guard armory; gunman in custody

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — A member of the National Guard opened fire at an armory outside a U.S. Navy base in Tennessee, wounding two soldiers before being subdued and disarmed by others soldiers, officials said […]


Thousands of people line Glory Pier in the port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan to see a giant yellow duck designed by artist Florentijn Hofman. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, FILE)

Duckie dynasty: 40-foot duck floats to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The first U.S. version of 40-foot-tall rubber duckie that’s made a splash in harbors from Hong Kong to Sao Paulo will appear in Pittsburgh on Friday. Each city builds its own duck […]


President Obama's 2014 US Government Budget book

Agency spending proposed by Obama for 2014

Click here to view spending levels proposed by President Barack Obama for each federal agency in his fiscal 2014 budget.


(Photo credit: The Port of Los Angeles)

Port of LA completes channel deepening

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Port of Los Angeles has completed a 10-year channel-deepening project to accommodate modern, bigger ships.


Battered NJ confronts how to rebuild its shore

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) – In its tear of destruction, the megastorm Sandy left parts of New Jersey’s beloved shore in tatters, sweeping away beaches, homes, boardwalks and amusement parks. The devastation left the […]


In southern La., residents blame levees for floods

LAPLACE, La. (AP) – At the urging of residents who have long felt forgotten in the shadow of more densely populated New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers says it will look into whether the […]


Ocean Oyster Ranch: man wants to farm shellfish in federal waters

(AP) – A Southern California entrepreneur already has a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provision permit to harvest a million pounds of mussels and oysters from an underwater shellfish farm nearly five miles offshore. The […]



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