Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Changing coast

Scientists work to predict 22nd century look of Georgia

Phys.org

Phys.org

University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientists are working on a project to predict how the Georgia coast — characterized by a complex system of barrier islands, salt marshes, estuaries, tidal creeks and rivers — may look 25, 50 and 100 years from now. As the sea level rises over the next century, that picture is changing.

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NYC to spend $100M on flood protection

New York Daily News

New York City will spend $100 million to build a new flood protection system to shield lower Manhattan from major storms, Mayor de Blasio announced last week.

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Small Vermont farms face new nutrient rules

Vermont Public Radio

About 40 percent of the nutrients that run off into Lake Champlain come from farms and about half that manure comes from small farms that currently do not have to register with the state. That’s all going to change as a part of Vermont’s Clean Water Act passed earlier this year.

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