Erosion

  • Rising water level erodes canal embankment, leaving villages flooded July 28, 2013

    Several villages in North Mohania and Durgawati blocks of Bihar's Kaimur district were flooded on Sunday after the embankment of Durgawati canal eroded under pressure from rising water level, official sources said. The Durgawati canal embankment eroded near Samauta village under pressure from the rising water level flooding several villages, the...
  • Hawaiian Islands may vanish from world map: Scientists December 23, 2012

    Washington: The Hawaiian Islands in the North Pacific are dissolving from within and at some point in the future they might fall off the map completely, geologists claim. Researchers discovered that the mountains found on Oahu (Koolau and Waianae), Hawaii's third largest island, are being eroded from within by groundwater....
  • After erosion, encroachments haunt Goa's beaches December 8, 2012

    Panaji: It is as if some evil eye has been cast on Goa's golden goose - its beaches - which year after year harvest tourists by the hundreds of thousands. If natural threats like erosion weren't serious enough, the latest threat for Goa's golden beaches comes from greedy land-hoggers who,...
  • Kerala: Sea erosion and wave of panic along coastal areas September 4, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Strong waves and sea erosion struck several coastal areas in Kollam, Alappuzha and Thrissur districts on Monday, flooding and damaging houses, uprooting trees and creating panic among the people. Some coastal stretches in Alappuzha district witnessed the rare occurrence of the sea receding up to one km from the...
  • Goa beach gets washed away, others under threat July 4, 2007

    Goa: The beaches in Goa are fighting a battle for survival. The famous Coco beach in North Goa has already been lost to sea erosion, and more beaches are under threat too The seawater washed away the popular tourist getaway after heavy rains lashed the coast over the past few days....
  • Monsoon misery for Karnataka fishermen June 29, 2007

    Mangalore: While the rains bring with it a lot of joy, for the fishermen of Ullal, near coastal Mangalore, monsoon means misery as their work gets hampered and houses washed away. So, for fishermen like Pushparaj, life is miserable because during these three months of the year, the swelling seas make...