Previous Oceans and Water News 2019

Is the tide turning in favor of a Blue New Deal? 12-11-19

Oceans are having a moment in climate science. On Saturday, the International Union for Conservation of Nature presented the largest peer-reviewed study ever conducted of ocean deoxygenation at the U.N.’s Climate Change Conference in Madrid. Read more at Grist


As Sea Levels Rise, So Do Ghost Forests 10-09-19

Up and down the mid-Atlantic coast, sea levels are rising rapidly, creating stands of dead trees — often bleached, sometimes blackened — known as ghost forests. Read more at The New York Times


Nestlé plan to take 1.1m gallons of water a day from natural springs sparks outcry 08-26-19

Opponents fighting to stop the project say the fragile river cannot sustain such a large draw Read more at The Guaridan


As High-Tide Flooding Worsens, More Pollution Is Washing to the Sea 03-14-19

As sea levels rise, high-tide flooding is becoming a growing problem in many parts of the globe, including cities on the U.S. East Coast. New research shows that as these waters recede, they carry toxic pollutants and excess nutrients into rivers, bays, and oceans. Read more at Yale Environment 360


It’s time for California to let some of its thirsty farmland go 02-21-19

Some half a million acres of the most productive agricultural region on the planet — California’s San Joaquin Valley — will have to fall fallow, a new report says. There just isn’t enough water. Read more at Grist