This Past Week in WaterWise News:
Flint Assistance Extended ♦ Flint's Pipes Fixed by May ♦ CA Reservoir Releasing Water ♦ Flint Task Force Blames MI Govt. ♦ Obama Iraqi Dam Concerns ♦ Climate Shifts within Decades ♦ Impacts on Western Water Trends ♦ Earth Exploitation and Violent Conflict ♦ Importance of Sand Extraction ♦ Studies to Help City Climate Planning ♦ Unparalleled Earth Changes
Reuters - Federal officials have extended an emergency declaration for Flint that has provided supplies of bottled water, filters and test kits to the Michigan city suffering from lead contamination in drinking water, the state governor said on Friday.
Flint's Water Pipes Could be Fixed by May - March 25
The Hill - The corroded lead pipes in Flint, Mich., could be fixed in May, putting drinkable water in sight for the city’s residents.
The Sacramento Bee - After years of drought, Northern California has so much water that the state’s two largest reservoirs are releasing water to maintain flood-control safety.
The Hill - A task force appointed by Michigan's governor found that the state government is “fundamentally accountable” for Flint’s drinking water crisis.
Daily Sabah Mideast - The president's personal intervention indicates how the fragile Mosul Dam has moved to the forefront of U.S. concerns over Iraq, reflecting fears its failure would also undermine U.S. efforts to stabilize Abadi's government and complicate the war against Daesh.
The New York Times - The likely consequences would include killer storms stronger than any in modern times, the disintegration of large parts of the polar ice sheets and a rise of the sea sufficient to begin drowning the world’s coastal cities before the end of this century, the scientists declared.
The Hill - Climate change will hasten existing water supply concerns in the Western United States, the Interior Department concluded in a report released Tuesday.
The Washington Post - It’s well-established that environmental crises can threaten food security, increase water stress, cause upticks in disease, undermine the economy and even displace entire populations of people.
Vice News - Sand mining is increasingly ruining coastlines, riverbanks, and other important ecosystems around the world, especially in the developing world where lax government oversight is giving rise to illicit mining and black markets.
High Country News - Scientists have warned about this for decades, and sea level rise research has been ramping up in recent years to provide policymakers and developers with the information they need to create plans and help coastal communities adapt.
The Washington Post - If you dig deep enough into the Earth’s climate change archives, you hear about the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, or PETM. And then you get scared.