Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Water wars

States could go to trial again this fall over Apalachicola

Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia and Florida are ready to go to trial — again — to try to resolve the never-ending water war between the two states over a fair sharing of the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers. Attorneys for both states this week told the U.S. Supreme Court’s “special master” in charge of the case that an early November trial in Washington would be suitable. It could last two months.

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Coal ash taints water in 5 states, study says

Charlotte Observer

A study of North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia and Virginia found evidence that coal ash ponds consistently contaminate nearby lakes, rivers and groundwater, Duke University scientists say. The effects may last for years, even when ponds are no longer used, the peer-reviewed study found.

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New England dam removal can help river networks

Science Daily

Dam removal in New England is important to river restoration and provides an opportunity to enhance the magnitude and rate of river re-connection, and improve watershed resilience in response to human impact on the environment, if a broader strategic removal approach is implemented throughout the region.

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