This Past Week in WaterTank News:
Supreme Court Water Fight ♦ Obama Climate Case Backers ♦ Flint Mayor-Governor Cooperation ♦ Kennedy says CWA may be Unconstitutional ♦ SLR Projection for 2100 Doubled ♦ Antarctic Ice Sheet Melting ♦ Alarming Science on SLR ♦ How NY Gets Its Water ♦ Building Climate Resilience with Nature
Supreme Court Water Fight - April 3
Wall Street Journal - The Obama Administration has pushed the legal boundaries of executive action and dared courts to stop it.
The Hill - Over 200 current and former members of Congress are supporting the Obama administration in the legal challenge to its landmark climate rule for power plants.
Reuters - The city of Flint is considering suing the state of Michigan over lead contamination in the city's drinking water, but the mayor said on Friday she still plans to work with the governor to fix the problem.
Forbes - It came as the court heard oral arguments in Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., a challenge to federal regulations that bar court review of opinions the Corps issues stating whether it considers wetlands to be subject to jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.
The Washington Post - Sea levels could rise nearly twice as much as previously predicted by the end of this century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unabated, an outcome that could devastate coastal communities around the globe, according to new research published Wednesday.
The New York Times - For half a century, climate scientists have seen the West Antarctic ice sheet, a remnant of the last ice age, as a sword of Damocles hanging over human civilization
The Washington Post - For many scientists studying Antarctica, and particularly the vulnerable West Antarctic ice sheet, a major new study significantly increasing expectations for sea-level rise is the culmination of a large body of prior research — combined with alarming recent observations.
How New York Gets Its Water - March 30
The New York Times - Nine and half a million people consume what has been called the champagne of drinking water.
Building Climate Resilience with Nature - March 29
The Nature Conservancy - Natural features are often cost-effective tools to absorb floodwaters, lessen wave energy and protect coastal residents and assets from the damages caused by storms.