Today in WaterWise News:
Water woes ♦ Senate blocks Obama climate change rule ♦ U.S. Crude supply slightly up ♦ Obama tells CEOs to "fight climate change" ♦ Statoil exits Alaska ♦ Richer countries slash export subsidies for coal plants ♦ Wolf Creek dredging ♦ Montauk Beach protests ♦ Mississippi roads problems ♦ Palmetto Beach living shoreline ♦ Breaking ground on pier in Puerto Rico ♦ Sarasota moves to combat beach erosion ♦ Chesapeake Bay in fight for existence ♦ Swamps in New Orleans shrinking
New York Times - Snowpacks are a vital source of water for humans, but they may shrink in some regions as the climate warms. A new study estimates how changes in snowfall will affect water supplies. Read more.
New York Times - The Senate voted on Tuesday to block President Obama’s tough new climate change regulations, hoping to undermine his negotiating authority before a major international climate summit meeting in Paris this month. Read more.
Wall Street Journal - U.S. crude stockpiles rose less than expected in the week ended Nov. 13, while refinery activity increased, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Read more.
Wall Street Journal - President Barack Obama exhorted business leaders gathered here to reduce emissions and embrace a renewable-energy future as he worked to build momentum for an international climate accord. Read more.
In a major step on the road to Paris, rich countries agree to slash export subsidies for coal plants
Washington Post - After a concerted push from the United States, members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development agreed Tuesday to slash subsidies aimed at exporting technology for coal-fired power plants. Read more.
Wichita Eagle - The Kansas Water Office is sinking an estimated $20 million into removing about 3 million cubic yards – 250,000 dump truck loads – of the guck, officially known as sediment, from the bottom of John Redmond Reservoir. Read more.
ABC Eyewitness News - When Superstorm Sandy hit three years ago, many beach-side communities vowed to protect themselves from future damage. Read more.
KFVS - In May of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blew the levee at the Birds Point New Madrid Floodway to reduce historic flooding along the Mississippi River. Read more.
Bradenton Herald - Palmetto took a step toward history Monday night with approval of a sole purchase agreement with Reef Innovations to construct what is being called the first of its kind combination seawall and living shoreline. Read more.
Boston Globe - Nearly 26 years ago, a construction crew began laying an electrical cable 4 miles across Boston Harbor to power one of the largest public works projects in Massachusetts history. But just a few hundred feet into the job, the workers hit rock — and blinked. Read more.
Ajot News - Crowley Puerto Rico Services announced that it has broken ground on a $48.5-million construction project for a new pier at its Isla Grande Terminal in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read more.
WFLA - A popular Sarasota county beach is eroding away at an alarming rate, and it’s got county officials worried. They want to put a plan into place before the damage gets worse. Read more.
EE News - Fragments of marshes whittled by waves rise a few feet above the Chesapeake Bay. A boat creeps along the jagged sandy edge, fishing lines trailing, and the two men raise their hands in greeting. Read more.
WWL - Minutes from the New Orleans Central Business District, an airboat whisks us into another world, a seemingly untouched place populated by alligators and bald eagles. Read more.