"The Army Corps of Engineers is on a mission to chop down every tree in the country that grows within 15 feet of a levee — including oaks and sycamores in Louisiana, willows in Oklahoma and cottonwoods in California."
Water & Oceans
Witnesses at a Senate Hearing testified about many ways in which the world's oceans are already being affected by global warming.
"The world's seas are filled with too much garbage and too few fish with flimsy plastic bags and government subsidies bearing much of the blame, activists and trade officials said Monday on the first U.N. World Oceans Day."
"Activists restore blighted San Francisco Bay Area creeks -- and impoverished communities."
"Even today the Great Lakes landscape is bouncing back from the glaciers that retreated 10,000 years ago. A key question researchers recently sought to answer is whether that has anything to do with fluctuating lake levels."
A historic ferry that carries cars and passengers across Lake Michigan is still dumping ash from its coal-fired engines into the Lake -- legally.
"Droughts are nothing new for the Western US. But lately, even some parts of the country surrounded by water have gotten a taste of droughts. Rebecca Williams reports as our population grows, some experts say we're going to have to learn to live with less water."
"Farmers and urban users will see about a 5% to 7% annual reduction from actions intended to help salmon and other fish."
"The El Nino weather pattern, which can bring global weather chaos such as droughts and floods, could develop within weeks, [NOAA's] Climate Prediction Center ...ssid."
New evidence indicates the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry fails to protect communities from dangers such as the now-disappearing plumes of toxic groundwater carrying cancer-causing chemicals far beyond the Kelly Air Force Base near San Antonio, TX.