Water & Oceans

July 19, 2009 to July 23, 2009

Coastal Zone 09

This biennial international symposium on coastal and ocean management, sponsored by NOAA, will be on changes in the climate, shorelines, habitats, and policies.

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June 8, 2009 to June 12, 2009

Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics and Conference on Middle Atmosphere

An American Meteorological Society joint conference.

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"Rising Calls to Regulate California Groundwater"

Some California farmers are depleting the groundwater beneath their land faster than nature can recharge it -- and climate change is likely to make things worse. While farmers resist regulating groundwater use, critics argue that not doing it "could prove catastrophic to the state’s real estate sector and its $36 billion agricultural economy."

Source: NYTimes, 05/14/2009

"The Unnatural History of the Sea"

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Reviewed by CHRISTINE HEINRICHS

It's no revelation that the world's oceans have been overfished.

Callum Roberts documents the extent, duration and effects of the problem in The Unnatural History of the Sea, winner of the 2008 Society of Environmental Journalists' Rachel Carson Environment Book Award. The book tells a saga of technological advances that have allowed the plundering of the world's fisheries to accelerate.

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