This Past Week in WaterTank News
Nature As A Storm Defender ♦ $47M For River Dredging ♦ Seagrass A Crucial Weapon ♦ El Niño Storm Erosion Prevented By Beach Replenishment ♦ The World's Disappearing Sand ♦ Protecting The World's Largest Naval Base ♦ Olympia's $60M Plan To Stop Rising Seas ♦ Lakewood Stops Cliff Shore Protection ♦ Carlsbad Unveils Report On Sea Level Rise
Nature as a Storm Defender - June 27
Harvard gazette - For years coastal homeowners have tried to beat back Mother Nature with seawalls, imposing structures of wood and/or concrete intended to fend off angry tides and surging storms.
The Florida Times Union - A controversial project to deepen the Jacksonville ship channel inched forward Monday with the inclusion of $46.6 million in the port authority budget to deepen the St. Johns River to allow larger cargo ships.
Phys.org - A seagrass commonly found along WA's coast could be an important tool in a decades-long battle against erosion in Albany, a preliminary study by UWA has found.
Phys.org - A team of researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego compared sand levels on several San Diego beaches during the last seven winters.
The World's Disappearing Sand - June 23
The New York Times - MOST Westerners facing criminal charges in Cambodia would be thanking their lucky stars at finding themselves safe in another country.
PRI - When US Secretary of State John Kerry wanted to push his country to take the lead on climate change, it was no accident that he chose to give a speech in Norfolk, Virginia.
Daily Journal Of Commerce - The remote South Pacific island nation of Tuvalu has served as a reluctant poster child for the threat of rising sea levels caused by warming oceans and melting ice sheets.
The Lakewood Observer - Upon careful review, Lakewood City ordinances to float bonds to build cliff shore "protections" on private property were tabled on June 6, 2016.
Seaside Courier - Carlsbad residents concerned about global warming and a potential sea level rise can now access a draft report, commissioned by the city, that shows area trouble spots, pinpointing where future flooding and erosion could occur.