Today in WaterWise News:
Saudi Arabia affects global oil prices ♦ Amazon rain-forest in danger ♦ Water contamination has a high price tag ♦ Scituate Council examines climate change ♦ Bay Bridge risks ♦ Corps seeks bid for dredging ♦ South Bethany FEMA ♦ Ocean simulator ♦ Suffolk County and the Army Corps
Wall Street Journal - Global oil prices turned positive Monday after Saudi Arabia’s cabinet said the Kingdom was willing to cooperate with other producers to maintain the stability of the market. Read more.
BBC - According to new data, up to 57% of all Amazonian trees may already fit the criteria of being globally threatened. Read more.
Star Tribune - It will likely cost well over $200 million to fully address contaminated groundwater issues at 13 former F.E. Warren Air Force Base nuclear missile sites. Read more.
Scituate - Elevating existing structures, maintaining beaches and dunes, keeping green buffer zones and establishing new design guidelines are some of the ways Scituate can prepare for the impacts of climate change. Read more.
SF Gate - It wasn’t long after workers finished pouring concrete at the bottom of the new eastern Bay Bridge’s tower foundation that the cracks emerged. Read more.
Carolina Coast Online - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is advertising for bids for a project to dredge the outer harbor at the N.C. Port of Morehead City, possibly beginning as early as January. Read more.
Del Marva Now - Dunes are simple structures: piles of sand at the edge of the ocean where plants root, holding material together and creating a natural protection for what's behind it — historically, wildlife habitat. Read more.
ABC News - Builders of everything from cruise ships and ports to oil rigs offshore wind turbines are tasked with the same question — will their work will be strong enough to stand up to the sea? Read more.
Shelter Island Reporter - These were some of the signs as widespread opposition greeted the Army Corps of Engineers project to put “geotubes” at taxpayers’ expense of $8.9 million on the beach at Montauk. Read more.