Water & Oceans

"Surprising, Vibrant Reef Discovered in the Muddy Amazon"

"After sampling muddy water from the mouth of the Amazon River, oceanographer Patricia Yager steamed in the research ship Atlantis toward the continental shelf, where a Brazilian colleague was chasing a phantom. Yager’s colleague was carrying a 1977 six-page research paper that included a hand-drawn map suggesting this region might mask an extraordinary set of reefs."

Source: National Geographic, 04/26/2016

"Is Washington Ready For The Next Big Oil Spill?"

"More than 5 billion gallons of oil are transported by boat and barge to the five refineries located in Puget Sound each year. With so much petroleum moving along our coastlines, accidents are, sadly, almost bound to happen. Is Washington ready for the next big one? That’s the question the state Department of Ecology had in mind at the first-of-its-kind “worst-case” oil spill drill off the coast of Anacortes earlier this month."

Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting, 04/26/2016
August 31, 2016 to September 2, 2016

IAIA Special Symposium Water and Impact Assessment: Investment, Infrastructure, Legacy

The International Association for Impact Assessment's seminar in Lincoln, UK aims to advance a multidisciplinary discussion about the challenges and opportunities associated with the management of water-related impacts across investment sectors and more.

"Senate Dems Introduce Water Bill In Light Of Flint Crisis"

"A group of Senate Democrats introduced a bill Wendesday to invest in water infrastructure and remove lead from pipes around the country. The bill would pump $7 billion a year into water infrastructure repair work and lead programs through loans, grants and tax credits for states."

Source: The Hill, 04/22/2016

"AG Schuette: Flint Water Charges Only The Beginning; More To Come"

"Three officials responsible for maintaining safe water in Flint tinkered with evidence, tweaked testing and misled county and federal officials, helping to set in motion the contamination of the city's drinking water with lead, according to criminal charges filed by Michigan's chief law enforcement official Wednesday."

Source: Detroit Free Press, 04/21/2016

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