This Past Week in WaterTank News
Monterey Prepares For Sea-Level-Rise ♦ New Orleans Sinking at 2 inches Per Year ♦ Florida, Georgia Water War ♦ No Quick Fix in South Florida ♦ Doubts Surround Louisiana Master Plan ♦ $15M Toward South Carolina-Georgia Port ♦ Sand Crucial For Outer Banks Protection ♦ $60M In New Jersey Grants ♦ Human Induced Climate Change Forces First Mammalian Extinction
Monterey Prepares For Sea-Level-Rise - June 21
KSBW - The city of Monterey wants to be prepared for any rises in sea level.
Accuweather - A new study has found that flood-susceptible New Orleans and the surrounding metropolitan area continue to sink due to a combination of natural geologic and human-induced processes.
Florida, Georgia Water War Continues - June 19
Can Louisiana's Master Plan' Reverse Coastal Land Loss? We Don't Believe That Anymore,' Official Says - June 18
The Advocate - Louisiana’s master plan to rebuild the coast came with a bold goal: to halt the wetlands loss that sees an average of a football field eroding away from the coast every hour.
WLRN -Dr. Harold Wanless researches climate change as chair of the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Miami in Coral Gables.
Statesboroherald.com - South Carolina and Georgia will spend about $15 million during the next three years on studies for a joint $4.5 billion container ship terminal to be built along the state line.
Richmond County Daily Journal - Sand on some Outer Banks beaches squeezes between the toes better than others.
$60 Million In Competitive Grants Available For Projects Along The Lower Passaic River And Associated Tributaries and The Newark Bay Complex - June 15
Coastal News Today - The Christie Administration is making $60 million in competitive grants available for projects along the Lower Passaic River and associated tributaries and the Newark Bay Complex that will improve public access to these waterways and result in restoration of wetlands, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.
Australian Rodent Is First Mammal Made Extinct by Human-Driven Climate Change, Scientists Say - June 14
New York Times - Australian researchers say rising sea levels have wiped out a rodent that lived on a tiny outcrop in the Great Barrier Reef, in what they say is the first documented extinction of a mammal species due to human-caused climate change.