Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

Warming waters

Study: Increasing Chesapeake Bay temps troubling

Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Sun

The Chesapeake Bay's waters are warming, in some places more rapidly than the region's air temperatures, researchers from the University of Maryland have found. If it remains unchecked, scientists say the trend could complicate costly, long-running efforts to restore the ailing estuary, worsen fish-suffocating dead zones and alter the food web on which the bay's fish and crabs depend.

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Pilot program aims to save NYC's marshes

New York Times

At first glance, the five rectilinear islands that bob off the south shore of Jamaica Bay look like an art installation cooked up in a studio in Williamsburg or Bushwick. But the structures are helping to protect a quarter-mile ribbon of marshland in New York City's Rockaways.

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Outlook shows investment in technology critical

WaterWorld

In the 2015 U.S. Water Industry Outlook, one of the key findings shows that investment in technology is critical for the nation's water industry as it strives to address aging infrastructure, reduce operating costs and comply with regulatory issues. The survey found overwhelming agreement that technical innovation was both a major investment opportunity for the water industry, as well as the main competitive driver.

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