This Past Week in WaterTank News:
Fights at Bicameral E&W Markups ♦ Paris Agreement and the Next President ♦ How Coastal Cities Can Learn from Nature ♦ Flint Improving, But Still Unstable ♦ NOLA Less Vulnerable ♦ Coastal Cities Need to Rethink Rising Waters ♦ California's Crumbling Coastline ♦ Climate Uncertainty Is Not Our Friend ♦ Rising Seas Could Upend U.S. Politics ♦ Miami Businesses Say Adaption is Moneymaker
E&E News - The prospects for President Obama's request to double clean energy spending over five years will become clearer this week, as House and Senate appropriators unveil their fiscal 2017 spending bills that fund the Department of Energy.
The Washington Post - If the nations of the world, led by its two biggest contributors to climate change, jump through all the hoops needed to bring this agreement into force before President Obama leaves office, the next U.S. president could have a difficult time — or at least, a long wait — if he or she wanted to get out of it.
GreenBiz - In effort to adapt to these changing conditions, planners and policymakers should consider nature’s strategies when developing coastal resiliency plans to protect communities from increasing coastal erosion and flooding due to rising sea levels.
Reuters - The drinking water in Flint, Michigan, where high lead levels led to a health crisis that drew national attention, is improving, but remains unstable, a top environmental official said Friday.
The Tribune - New federal maps say New Orleans is much less vulnerable to flooding than it was before Hurricane Katrina struck more than 10 years ago.
Smithsonian Magazine - "Transitional architecture" is both a futuristic solution to sea-level rise and a hearkening back to older ways of living.
California - The Crumbling Coastside - April 7
Half Moon Bay Review - This winter’s El Niño may have given the state’s reservoirs a much-needed boost, but the weather pattern has also taken from California.
Washington Post - For a long time, there’s been one key part of the Earth system that, just maybe, could help us out a little bit with our global warming problem: Clouds.
Bloomberg View - If the latest projections about the pace and scope of sea-level rise are even close to accurate, then get ready for a fight -- not starting in decades, but right now -- over which communities get saved, and who pays for it.
E&E News - The seas might be rising, but business continues to boom in South Florida, where local governments already plan to spend billions of dollars adapting to climate change.