Today in WaterWise News:
Building greener ships ♦ Oil prices ♦ Paris Climate Talks gossip ♦ Congress' funding deadline ♦ New Jersey vulnerable to storms? ♦ Both sides claim a win in South Carolina coastal dispute ♦ Coastal Georgia research ♦ Florida beaches
New York Times - With its cavernous cargo holds and gleaming white superstructure, the 730-foot Perla del Caribe, which is nearing completion at a shipyard here, looks like any midsize container ship. Read more.
Wall Street Journal - Oil prices wavered between gains and losses Tuesday after falling near seven-year lows, as traders waited on U.S. government production forecasts and inventory data. Read more.
Washington Post - Even as some experts are questioning the extent to which it’s even possible, more and more voices at the U.N. climate change conference here are standing up for at least aspiring to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, rather than the more commonly cited 2 degrees C. Read more.
New York Times - With world leaders gathered in Paris to address climate change, most of the planet seems to have awakened to the reality that the Earth is warming and that we’re responsible. Read more.
New York Times - It’s decision time again for Congress as lawmakers confront a Friday deadline for keeping the government open. Read more.
WNYC - It was early on October 30, 2012, after the winds from Sandy had died down, when the call came in to the Coast Guard’s National Response Center hotline. Just before 5 a.m., a worker at the Motiva diesel terminal in Woodbridge said that flooding had caused an unknown quantity of fuel to leak into the Arthur Kill, between New Jersey and Staten Island. Read more.
Charleston City Paper - Developers and conservationists earned legal victories in recent weeks regarding the decade-long battle over Captain Sam’s Spit. Read more.
Savannah Now - Investigations into plastic contamination of coastal sea life, a parasitic threat to Georgia shrimp and the economics of raising homes to reduce the effects of flooding are among research projects the Georgia Sea Grant College Program is funding. Read more.
Tampa Bay Times - A while back, some citizens from around Apalachicola invited me to speak about sea-level rise and its impact on Florida's beaches. They attempted to arrange for my public lecture to be given at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, where classes and workshops for the public are often held in their education center. Read more.