Water & Oceans

August 31, 2009

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"Great Barrier Reef Is Bleaching Again. It’s Getting More Widespread."

"New data shows example after example of overheating and damage along the 1,500-mile natural wonder."

"SYDNEY, Australia — When Terry Hughes surveyed the Great Barrier Reef four years ago from a small plane, mapping the bleaching and death of corals from water warmed by climate change, he hoped such a rare and heartbreaking scene would not be repeated anytime soon.

Source: NY Times, 04/07/2020

Colorado State Univ. Team Predicts Above-Normal 2020 Hurricane Season

"Sixteen named storms, including eight hurricanes, are forecast for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, according to early predictions released Thursday by experts at Colorado State University.

Four of the hurricanes will become major storms of Category 3 to 5, with sustained winds of at least 111 mph, the projections indicate for the season that runs from June 1 to November 30.

Source: CNN, 04/03/2020

Warm Gulf Of Mexico Could Intensify Upcoming Tornado, Hurricane Seasons

"Water temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico are running more than three degrees above average, increasing the prospects for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes this spring and potentially stronger hurricane activity in the summer and fall."

Source: Washington Post, 04/02/2020

California’s New Delta Water Rules Don’t End Conflict With Washington

"When the Trump administration rolled back endangered species protections in the Bay Area delta that serves as the hub of California’s water-supply system, the state decided to go its own way. It sued the federal government and also set about drafting its own delta rules under the California Endangered Species Act."

Source: LA Times, 04/01/2020

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