Water & Oceans

"The Rising Environmental Toll Of China’s Offshore Island Grab"

"To stake its claim in the strategic South China Sea, China is building airstrips, ports, and other facilities on disputed islands and reefs. Scientists say the activities are destroying key coral reef ecosystems and will heighten the risks of a fisheries collapse in the region."

Source: YaleE360, 10/20/2016

"California Calls For More Water For Fish In Key River Hub"

"California should leave more water in the state's most vital river delta to save crashing populations of native fish, state regulators said Wednesday in findings that could cut the amounts that cities and farms can take from the Sacramento and San Joaquin waterways."

Source: AP, 10/20/2016

"US Ignored Rising-Sea Warnings At Radar Site"

"The U.S. Air Force is spending nearly $1 billion to build a radar installation that will help keep astronauts and satellites safe by tracking pieces of space junk as small as a baseball. That is, if global warming doesn't get in the way. The Space Fence is being constructed on a tiny atoll in the Marshall Islands that scientists say could be regularly swamped by rising seas within a couple of decades as a result of climate change."

Source: AP, 10/18/2016

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