Water & Oceans

Drought-Hit Calif. To Halt Nestlé From Taking Millions Of Gallons Of Water

"California water officials have moved to stop Nestlé from siphoning millions of gallons of water out of California’s San Bernardino forest, which it bottles and sells as Arrowhead brand water, as drought conditions worsen across the state."

Source: Guardian, 04/28/2021
May 25, 2021 to May 26, 2021

Great Lakes Fishery Commission 2021 Annual Meeting

GLFC will gather virtually May 25 and 26 for their 2021 Annual Meeting, so the public can learn about and discuss developments in the Great Lakes fishery. 9:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. ET Tuesday and 9:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET Wednesday. RSVP required.

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"Scientist: Extent of DDT Dumping In Pacific Is ‘Staggering’"

"Marine scientists say they have found what they believe to be more than 25,000 barrels that possibly contain DDT dumped off the Southern California coast near Catalina Island, where a massive underwater toxic waste site dating back to World War II has long been suspected."

Source: AP, 04/28/2021

Extreme Weather: Flood Insurance Debate Returns. Here's What To Expect

"Competing legislative pitches for extending and reforming the nation's debt-hampered flood insurance program are about to hit Capitol Hill — bringing debates over climate change and risk, equity and cost, and the role of federal subsidies."

Source: E&E News, 04/28/2021

Angling for Stories on Streams Suffering From Climate Change? Try Trout

Telling the local climate change story may mean you’ll have to dip a wading-boot-clad toe into the nearest stream, virtually at least. A decline there of a bellwether species, freshwater trout, could signal climate change-driven changes in critical water temperatures. To help guide your investigation, Reporter’s Toolbox spotlights a government database that taps into a massive network of monitoring stations. 

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Endangered Humpback Whales Get Extra Habitat Protection Along West Coast

"Endangered populations of humpback whales received extra protection Tuesday when the Biden administration issued a final rule designating critical habitat for the huge marine mammals across more than 116,098 square nautical miles of the Pacific Ocean, including most of the California coast."

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 04/23/2021


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