Tuesday, July 28, 2015

'Triple threat'

Climate change increases severe flooding risk in cities

EPA

The Guardian

America’s biggest cities are at far greater risk of serious flooding in the coming decades than was previously thought, because of a “triple threat” produced under climate change. A combination of sea-level rise, storm surge and heavy rainfall exposes New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Houston to a much greater degree, research has found.

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Pa. vows to 'reboot' Chesapeake cleanup

Lancaster Intelligencer Journal

Under increasing pressure to accelerate efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, Pennsylvania’s environmental and agriculture secretaries on Thursday promised to “reboot” efforts to clean water flowing into the Susquehanna River.

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Delaware River Basin efforts reach Congress

Delaware Public Media

After five years of slowly gaining traction, a bill creating a federal oversight and grant program for the Delaware River Basin got its first hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives last week.

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