A television advertisement in Alaska, where Democratic Senator Mark Begich is seeking re- election, criticizes federal government inaction and shows a candidate by a snowmobile saying: “Washington will figure out that I don’t take no for an answer.”
Something odd happens to the neighborhood around Marlins Park, Miami’s new $650 million baseball stadium, when you overlay 21st-century sea-level rise projections. It sinks below the waterline. It’s a shame. The park has a retractable, cloud-white roof to shield players and spectators from the summer sun. It recycles, sips energy and water, and is plugged into public transit. It has 27 flood gates, and was built one foot higher than floods are supposed to reach in once-in-500-year storms. The total, publicly financed package, with debt servicing, could cost Miami $2.4 billion by 2049. If the Atlantic inches in as projected, eventually it might not matter how many flood gates there are. Oceans are swelling as they absorb heat, and ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica have been melting faster since the early 1990s. Sea-level rise estimates for later this century have been revised upward, to a global average of a foot and a half to three feet by 2100, without aggressive carbon-cutting, according to the Inter
The Obama administration has proposed rules to determine which waterways and wetlands are regulated by the federal government, a plan praised by anglers and branded a land grab by a Republican senator.
Marina Orenstein was used to being alone in the ladies room while serving in the Israeli army's 8200 intelligence corps, the vaunted unit that has spawned countless technology startups including Check Point Software Technologies.
Keystone XL pipeline records are being sought by the Sierra Club in a lawsuit claiming the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has to make public documents related to its review of TransCanada Corp.’s project.
Opponents of New York’s plan to reopen a waste-transfer plant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan were predictably disappointed that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave the plant a green light last month.