Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015

Sinking fast

Washington, D.C.'s threat of sea-level rise exacerbated

Science Daily

Science Daily

New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, D.C., could drop by six or more inches in the next century — adding to the problems of sea-level rise. This falling land will exacerbate the flooding that the nation's capital faces from rising ocean waters due to a warming climate and melting ice sheets, accelerating the threat to the region.

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Oil pipeline through S.C., Ga. hits roadblocks

The State

Significant roadblocks have been put up for a proposed $1 billion pipeline that would run from Belton, S.C., to Savannah, Ga., and Jacksonville, Fla. Landowners worried about the environmental impact are fighting the project, and there is “substantial doubt” South Carolina state law gives the power of eminent domain to an oil pipeline firm.

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Partnership protects water, way of life on N.J. farm

NJ.com

Brothers Eric and Matt Davis and their sister Melissa MacNeill are seventh generation family farmers. Through their partnership with New Jersey Audubon, the land they work, Parvin Farms, is becoming more productive and their efforts are helping with the larger mission of protecting the region's precious water supply.

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