Water & Oceans

"Enbridge Slammed for Information Gaps in Straits Oil Pipeline Report"

"Assurances from Enbridge Energy that the company's twin oil pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac are in 'excellent' condition and pose 'minimal' risks of a spill are not enough to resolve existing public concerns about the line's potential threat to the Great Lakes and Michigan's economy."

07/15/2015
September 11, 2015

DEADLINE: Society for Marine Mammalogy Conference 2015 Journalist Fellowship

COMPASS is hosting travel fellowships for journalists to attend the 21st Biennial Society for Marine Mammalogy Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals in San Francisco this December. Apply by Sep 11.

Goodbye To Galveston? Reports Hint at Future Sea-Level Impacts in Texas

New projections put sea-level rise from climate change as high as six meters (20 feet). A mapping tool from the independent research organization Climate Central shows such a rise "are striking, to say the least – the inundation of Galveston, Matagorda and Padre islands, along with cities such as Port Arthur, part of Beaumont, Galveston, Texas City, the Freeport-Lake Jackson area and part of Corpus Christi."

07/14/2015

We Don’t Trust Drinking Fountains Anymore; That’s Bad for Our Health

"One sultry day in 2012 , a handful of New Yorkers laid out a rich red carpet in Union Square Park. As a jazz band grooved in the background, vested and begloved hosts led guests to the star attraction: a drinking fountain. The event, called “Respect the Fountain,” was staged by a group with an unlikely mission — to make water fountains cool again."

07/13/2015

Scientists Predict Huge Sea Level Rise Even If We Limit Climate Change

"Even if world manages to limit global warming to 2C — the target number for current climate negotiations — sea levels may still rise at least 6 meters (20 ft) above their current heights, radically reshaping the world’s coastline and affecting millions in the process."

07/10/2015

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