Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

Improving the flow

Ga. shifts reservoir policy to focus on regional projects

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A new tactic in Georgia's water policy has big implications for proposed reservoirs around the metro Atlanta area, benefiting some while leaving others to fend for themselves. The new policy focuses on reservoirs not just as sources of drinking water, but as regional projects to improve downstream flow and water quality for essential rivers such as the Chattahoochee.

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Vt. targets roads to reduce Champlain pollution

Times Argus

From paved city streets to hilly dirt roads, runoff from Vermont’s roadways contributes more than 10 percent of the pollution flowing into Lake Champlain that fuels toxic algae blooms in its bays. A new law is targeting that erosion by requiring cities and towns to implement stormwater management plans for roads at risk of polluting waterways.

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Will rising seas drown the Statue of Liberty?

NJ Advance

Rising sea levels due to climate change threaten the Statue of Liberty and it would cost $1.5 billion to replace the landmark, according to the U.S. Interior Department.

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