Today in WaterWise News:
Miami and climate change ♦ Climate change accord shows discord ♦ Humans use more water than previously predicted ♦ One mystery about the Paris climate talks ♦ Water storage issue ♦ Wet winter connected to fears of flooding lakes ♦ Steel pier in N.Y. ♦ Floating Town? ♦ Port of Georgetown crossroads
New York Times - He floated and twisted, rose and sank, fought and surrendered. Then, just as suddenly, the water level dropped, only to rise and fall again for the next 45 minutes while spectators sat mesmerized. Read more.
Wall Street Journal - Ministers from around the world arrived this weekend at a climate-change summit here with a heavy negotiating burden, after a week of lower-level talks resolved none of the main disputes standing in the way of a deal among nearly 200 nations to limit global warming. Read more.
Washington Post - Freshwater is one of the planet’s most precious resources — and as the global population grows and our demand for water rises, so does the need to carefully monitor its use and availability. Read more.
Washington Post - As we get deeper into the Paris climate negotiations, activists are poring over confusing texts full of noncommittal brackets. Upon this, it seems, does the fate of the planet depend. Read more.
Circle of Blue - Negotiators meeting at the United Nations climate summit in Paris have two main objectives. The first is to secure an agreement to limit heat-trapping carbon pollution. The other is to establish various programs to help communities prepare for a hotter planet. Read more.
Silive - Massive components for construction of the 630-foot-tall New York Wheel in St. George will arrive by water-borne transportation, and that's the reason for building of a temporary steel pier along the Bank Street waterfront. Read more.
Press of Atlantic City - Although Holland built a $13 billion system of dikes and dams to protect itself after 1,800 people drowned in a 1953 flood, and New Orleans is protected by a $14.5 billion system of levees, walling in New Jersey’s shore cities isn’t seen as a viable option. But floating them might be. Read more.
Post and Courier - Changes in cargo shipping patterns, stricter federal rules for annual maintenance dredging and the closure of Georgetown’s steel mill could force state officials to shut down the coastal city’s seaport, despite residents’ attempts to save the struggling maritime facility. Read more.