This Past Week in WaterTank News:
Cities Under Threat of Hurricanes ♦ Orlando Shooting and Congressional Spending ♦ Sea-Level Rise Proving Nuisance ♦ New Day for Living Shorelines ♦ El-Nino Spurs Flooding ♦ Maryland Vulnerable to Rising Sea-Level ♦ San Francisco Passes Wetland Tax ♦ House GOP to Tighten Spending Rules ♦ 2017 US-China Climate Summit
24/7 Wall St - If the nearly 7 million homes along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts were to be destroyed by hurricanes, reconstruction would cost an estimated $1.55 trillion.
The Hill - A week in Congress that was already slated to have lawmakers promoting the national defense will be further colored by this weekend's massacre in Orlando that authorities say constituted both a terrorist attack and a hate crime.
Palm Beach Post - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the number of nuisance flood days in the U.S. jumped 50 percent during the meteorological year May 2015 to April 2016.
Coastal Review Online - This could be the dawn of a new era for more natural ways to control erosion called living shorelines.
USA Today - El Niño and rising sea levels linked to global warming spurred a record number of days of "nuisance flooding" last year in seven coastal U.S. cities, according to a federal report.
CBS Baltimore - Using nature to dampen the effects of rising sea levels. Maryland has just completed a study of those natural defenses.
SF Bay Protection: Measure AA Passes - June 8
SFGATE - Thousands of acres of land around the San Francisco Bay will be returned to wetlands after voters in the nine-county Bay Area approved a new $12-per-parcel tax that will raise millions of dollars for bay enhancement and habitat restoration.
Morning Consult - Speaker Paul Ryan is changing the way the house has traditionally considered spending bills.
US-China Climate Change Summit to be Held in Boston in 2017 - June 7
The Washington Post - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh have announced that Boston will host an international climate change summit next year.