This Past Week in WaterTank News
Premature Erosion Threatens Alaskan Military Base ♦ Small Temperature Increases Lead To More Sea-Level Rise ♦ Coastal Lawsuits Overlooking Science ♦ Restoring The Colorado Lagoon To Glory ♦ Carlsbad Releases Sea-Level Assessment ♦ $1B Army Corps Work Plan Does Not Include Montauk ♦ Hudson River Wetlands May Expand as Sea Level Rises ♦ Why Should You Care About WRDA? ♦ Man-Made Structures and Louisiana's Coastal Wetlands
Alaskan Public Media -
A group of strategic Air Force radar facilities along the North Slope are at an accelerated risk of degradation.
Yale Climate Connections - Climate scientists look at the past to predict the future . . . and what they’ve found is cause for concern.
Louisiana Record - Many believe oil and energy companies have destroyed coastal marshes and wetlands along the Gulf Coast through standard drilling activities, though scientific and geological research paints a different picture of the true cause of coastal land loss.
Press Telegram - Back when oil fields crowded Long Beach’s horizon and little boys and girls played with toy sailboats in the Colorado Lagoon, the wetlands stretched for miles.
The San Diego Union-Tribune - Beaches will shrink and coastal bluffs will crumble, but most Carlsbad residents and their homes will be safe from the rising sea in the decades ahead, according to a new report by city planners.
27east.com - The Army Corps of Engineers' work plan for girding the shoreline of Eastern Long Island does not include a major beach rebuilding in Montauk, as local officials say they had been told it would.
Science Daily - "In other parts of the world, sea level rise has led to net losses of tidal wetland and to permanent inundation," said Magdeline Laba, Cornell senior research associate in soil and crop sciences.
Why Should You Care About WRDA? - June 29
Coastal News Today -Congress is in the midst of working to move forward another Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) – the first since 2014, which had an additional R (for “Reform”) included.
PHYS.ORG - As Louisiana's wetlands continue to disappear at an alarming rate, a new study has pinpointed the man-made structures that disrupt the natural water flow and threaten these important ecosystems.