Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Ecological impact

Delaware Water Gap showing effects of climate change

New Jersey Herald

New Jersey Herald

In the past 125 years, the Kittatinny Ridge has sunk — climatologically — about 600 feet and now the ridge-top has a climate more like northern Virginia was a century ago. That was the message delivered last week at a conference devoted to how the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area has enough unique areas within its 70,000 acres to be a migration corridor for living organisms seeking new homes as their ideal living conditions drift north.

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Chesapeake Bay earns a 'C' for cleaner

Star Democrat

The Chesapeake Bay is getting cleaner, according to data released by the Chesapeake Bay Program in April. Phosphorus and sediment pollution entering the Chesapeake Bay have all dropped, and officials are hailing the reduction as a sign that the pollution controls put in place in Bay watershed jurisdictions between 2009 and 2015 are working.

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After 30 years, Apalachicola water war still rages

WFSU Tallahassee

In the U.S. Senate, Florida and Alabama are pressuring Georgia to join a water-sharing compact for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system. But it could be too late downstream for scores of families who have earned their livelihoods from the dying Apalachicola River.

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