This Past Week In WaterTank News
A Forest Dying From Sea Level Rise ♦ Virginia Beach Plans For Higher Seas ♦ Activists Blame Dune Project For Montauk Erosion ♦ Sea-Level Rise To Affect Military Strategy ♦ Sand Becoming An Endangered Resource ♦ Rutgers Awarded $3M To Fight Climate Change ♦ Miami Getting Serious On Sea Level Rise ♦ The Value Of Beach Nourishment
Alternet - Jennifer Walker stepped off her kayak into a wall of riverside grass. She steadied herself and stooped to scoop soil into a jar, then disappeared into the thicket for more.
Virginia Beach Plans For Higher Seas - September 18
Southside Daily - In light of national concern about sea-level rise, specifically on the East Coast, the department of public works came to Virginia Beach City Council Tuesday night with a “trident approach,” said Gregory Johnson, a stormwater technical services engineer — a three pronged approach that addressed sea-level rise, water quality and water quantity.
ABC7 NY - The organization Defend H2O is filing a complaint against NOAA and Army Corps of Engineers for what activists say are major errors in an $8 million dune protection project.
Sea-Level Rise To Radically Affect Military Strategy - September 16
Stars And Stripes - Rising sea levels caused by climate change will present serious risks to military readiness, operations and strategy as America’s coastal installations become inundated in coming decades, according to a report by a panel of retired military officers.
Sand Becoming An Endangered Resource - September 14
Coastal News Today - For most of us who live or work along the coast, sand is simply sand – a natural commodity easily taken for granted, the beach buffer between the waves and the upland.
Rutgers Awarded $3 Million To Fight Climate Change - September 14
NorthJersey.com - Rutgers University has been awarded $3 million in federal money to train about 100 graduate and doctoral students on how to research the risks of climate change for coastal communities, and how to help those communities develop the resilience to withstand the threats.
Miami Getting Serious About Sea Level Rise - September 13
Miami Today - Saying it’s time to get serious about sea level rise, Miami city commissioners are moving to reauthorize a committee studying the topic and give it funding.
The Value Of Beach Nourishment Goes Far Beyond The Dollars - September 13
ABC Action News - The glassy, clear waters on Honeymoon Island almost make up for the scar Hurricane Hermine left behind.