Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Resiliency report

Delaware good at predicting climate change impact

News Journal

News Journal

During a recent coastal storm, some Delaware residents were stuck in their homes for four straight days. The streets were impassable because of high water. The highway along the coast was flooded, too, forcing people to travel 40 miles inland and then backtrack 10 miles. Delaware, it turns out, has done a good job planning and predicting when these low-lying places will flood, according to "States at Risk: America's Preparedness Report Card" issued by the groups Climate Central and ICF International.

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Northeast pipeline in the hands of FERC

Keene Sentinel

The proposal for a controversial natural gas transmission pipeline through southern New Hampshire is now in the hands of federal officials. And while the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline’s path and specifications are similar to what Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC officials proposed in their pre-filing paperwork last year, the route has changed in some communities, including the Cheshire County towns of Richmond and Winchester.

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Georgia, Florida to mediate water war

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia has requested a mediator to resolve the 25-year water war with Florida and Florida is on board, according to recently released court documents. A settlement between the long-warring states that disagree over how to share the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers doesn’t appear imminent, but it is a move towards compromise.

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