Water & Oceans

Michigan Fights Court Order To Deliver Bottled Water To Flint Residents

"The state of Michigan on Thursday challenged a federal court order demanding that officials deliver bottled water to Flint residents who can’t easily pick up their own from distribution sites around the city, calling the requirement 'unnecessary' and saying it would require 'a tremendous expenditure of taxpayer funds.'"

Source: Wash Post, 11/18/2016

Supermoon King Tide Offers Preview Of Sea-Level Rise Along East Coast

"This week’s supermoon was more than a spectacular sight in the night sky. It nudged up sea levels, leading to areas of coastal flooding along the East Coast. Such inundation offered a glimpse of the new normal in certain low-lying areas as sea levels rise because of climate change."

Source: Wash Post, 11/18/2016

Lame Duck Congress Has Energy, Enviro Measures on Menu

As the 114th Congress comes to a close, and the likelihood of a dramatically different approach in the coming Congress, a number of environment and energy bills remain unresolved. Our latest TipSheet looks at prospects for measures on water resources, energy, trade, hunting and more. Image: © Clipart.com

"Canada’s Big Dams Produce Clean Energy, and High Levels of Mercury"

"Protests. Hunger strikes. Sit-ins that disrupt construction. At the immense Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam project in a remote and rugged part of Labrador, the indigenous people who live nearby have been raising louder and louder alarms. But it is not about the dam itself. The controversy is over what will flow from it."

Source: NY Times, 11/11/2016

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