Water & Oceans

"Columbia River's Salmon Are at the Core of Ancient Religion"

"James Kiona stands on a rocky ledge overlooking Lyle Falls where the water froths and rushes through steep canyon walls just before merging with the Columbia River. His silvery ponytail flutters in the wind, and a string of eagle claws adorns his neck."

Source: AP, 08/19/2022

"‘No Winners’ Seen if States Launch Water War Amid Megadrought"

"The seven states using Colorado River water likely will avoid an epic legal showdown over the most severe water cuts amid the region’s megadrought—but legal analysts say California, Nevada, and Arizona in particular will face heavy burdens to conserve."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 08/19/2022

Endangered Sea Turtles Found On La. Island Could Help Its Restoration

"Sea turtle hatchlings have been spotted for the first time in at least 75 years on Louisiana’s Chandeleur Islands, state officials announced Wednesday, and the hatchlings turned out to be young versions of Kemp's ridley turtles, the most endangered of five species found in the Gulf of Mexico."

Source: Nola.com, 08/18/2022

"Hundreds Of Thousands Drop Flood Insurance As Rates Rise"

"When the Federal Emergency Management Agency overhauled its flood insurance program last year, it wanted to encourage homeowners to buy coverage by showing them more precisely the risk that each property faces of being flooded. But instead, hundreds of thousands of people have dropped the flood policies they were buying through FEMA, raising concerns that an unprecedented number of households are financially exposed to flood damage."

Source: E&E News, 08/17/2022

Why Scientists Have Pumped A Potent Greenhouse Gas Into Public Streams

"A massive ecological study that's happening across the United States, and which is designed to track the impact of long-term changes like a warming climate, is deliberately releasing a highly potent and persistent greenhouse gas in national parks and forests."

Source: NPR, 08/16/2022


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