Today in WaterWise News:
Obama defends presence at Climate Change Summit despite Syria crisis ♦ Outlining plans for after Paris ♦ Obama pledges support for Island Nations in Paris ♦ Animals migratory patterns changing? ♦ Bill Gates on climate change: we need to move faster ♦ Drilling to the Earth's corp ♦ G.O.P. seeking to send message of disunity on Obama's climate change agenda ♦ Jenkinsons lawsuit progress ♦ Inspections for local flood-control projects missed ♦ DC area erosion fight ♦ Wetlands Habitat fight ♦ Clean harbors and fighting sea-level rise
New York Times - President Obama said on Tuesday that the United States was obligated to undertake climate talks in the midst of a war in Syria “because this one trend, climate change, affects all trends.” Read more.
New York Times - The pledges that countries have signaled they will make in Paris over the next two weeks to cut emissions will inevitably fall short of what is needed to solve the problem of climate change. Read more.
Wall Street Journal - President Barack Obama pledged Tuesday to support small island nations threatened by climate change, saying that efforts to stem global warming cannot serve only the interests of the most powerful. Read more.
Washington Post - In the spring of 2010, a lone gray whale was spotted off the Mediterranean coast of Israel, an event that sparked international interest for an important reason: It was the first North Atlantic sighting of a gray whale, a species nowadays restricted to the Pacific Ocean, in about 200 years. Read more.
Washington Post - The man who helped launch the personal computer revolution says the nations of the world aren’t doing nearly enough to boost the search for new energy sources that could help humans avoid a global-warming calamity. Read more.
BBC - Scientists will set out this week to drill a hole into the Indian Ocean floor to try to get below the Earth's crust for the first time. Read more.
New York Times - President Obama will join an international push for a new climate change accord in Paris on Monday at a summit meeting that is part environmental conference and part demonstration by world powers that they will not be deterred by terrorism. Read more.
App - Efforts to settle a lawsuit brought by the owner of a popular beach against New Jersey’s plan to build protective sand dunes are making progress, and a court hearing has been postponed to allow the talks to continue. Read more.
CBS - As record rainfall sent rivers and lakes into flood stage again in North Texas, CBS11 discovered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers missed regular inspections on some local flood control projects. In Garland, a creek that flooded dozens of homes in May 2015 went without inspections for nine years. Read more.
Globe News Wire - As a regional leader in wetlands conservation for almost 50 years, The Wetlands Institute located outside of Stone Harbor, NJ, remains at the forefront of vital wetlands research and education as it faces crucial conservation challenges to marine life and healthy wetlands. Read more.
Bay Journal - For hundreds who live within walking distance of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, the scenic road is more than a stoplight-less route from Mount Vernon to Washington, DC. Read more.
Houston Chronicle - The emerald expanse of wetlands that line each side of Interstate 45 on the approach to the Galveston Causeway was once a forest of billboards, litter and junk. Read more.
SPCR - California has more than 1,000 miles of coastline that is home to businesses, neighborhoods and vital shipping and agriculture areas. Sea level rise could pose a risk to much of it, according to the California Coastal Commission. During the past century, California's coastal sea level has risen 8 inches, in pace with the rise globally, according to the Commission. Read more.
Mamaroneck Review - As a part of the Long Island Sound Futures Fund and the EPA’s series of 22 grants totaling $1.3 million, the Town of Mamaroneck has been awarded $149,876 toward improving water quality in the Long Island Sound, making them the only municipality in Westchester County to receive funding. Read more.