This Past Week in WaterTank News:
Senate Unlikely to Advance Energy, Water Bill ♦ Senate Looks for Way Forward ♦ Panel to Discuss Disasters Response Costs ♦ Panel to Consider Bills Tweaking CA Coastline ♦ Study Finds Yucca Mt. Groundwater Effects ♦ Biggest Reef in Cont. U.S. Dissolving ♦ Investment in Reef Restoration ♦ White House Reviews Reservoir Rule ♦ World Bank: Climate Change Is Going to Hurt Through Water ♦ Groundwater Contribution to SLR ♦ Coastal Protection Benefits of Natural Defenses
The Hill - Lawmakers returning to Washington after a weeklong recess have a tough challenge ahead as they try to find a way to move a stalled appropriations bill for energy and water development.
The Hill - California is making permanent a set of water-saving rules it temporarily implemented two years ago, even as some areas in the state have seen the most rain in years.
The Washington Post - Now that the race appears to have narrowed to two, it sets up a situation that many environmentalists have long hoped for — one in which a sharp contrast on climate change between the two candidates means that it might not only come up prominently in an election, but moreover, actually make a difference.
The Washington Post - The long-suffering Florida coral reef tract — the largest reef in the continental U.S. and third-largest barrier reef ecosystem in the world — may have bigger problems than anyone thought, according to new research from the University of Miami and Florida International University.
Business Wire - The Academy rounds out its “dream team” of coral reef scientists with two new renowned curators—and announces $8.5 million investment in coral reef research and restoration.
Washington Post - An inadequate supply of water could knock down economic growth in some parts of the world a figure as high as 6 percent of GDP, “sending them into sustained negative growth.”
Phys.org - Groundwater extraction and other land water contribute about three times less to sea level rise than previous estimates, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
PLOS One- While there is important interest in the conservation of habitats for the natural defense they provide, there is a particularly strong interest in investments in restoring coastal habitats for nature-based defenses.