Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Don't drink the water

N.Y. State takes action on Hoosick Falls contamination

NYT

New York Times

Scrambling to contain an environmental scare in the small upstate village of Hoosick Falls, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo directed two New York State agencies last week to use Superfund money, filtration systems and testing to address the presence of a toxic chemical in the local water supply. The scare also brought environmental advocate Erin Brockovich to town.

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Jonas highlights N.J.'s unsolved flooding problem

NJ Spotlight

Flood waters that swept into some South Jersey coastal towns from the bay side of the barrier islands last weekend highlighted their vulnerability to nor’easters and rising sea levels. But those communities will be hard-pressed to prevent it from happening again, local residents and business owners said.

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Water risks growing, here's a tool to help prepare

National Geographic

Earlier this month, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, released its annual risk assessment, which looks across the spectrum of threats to society and ranks them. While no tool can serve as a crystal ball, this one helps remove some uncertainties by pinpointing areas at risk.

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