With all the water that’s been falling from the sky recently, it’s fitting that there’ve been a number of good news stories about water-related topics.
For the third year in a row, Ecology invited folks to get their cameras and snap photos of the season’s unusually high tides. People in Australia, British Columbia, Oregon and other places are doing the same thing, as part of what’s called the King Tide initiative. The idea is to look at the high tides and envision what sea level rise would look like, as a result of climate change.
Read what a number of news sources are saying about Ecology’s King Tides initiative.
- From the Seattle P-I, 12-30-11
- From the Seattle Times, 12-21-11
- From the Olympian, 12-27-11
- From the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, 12-27-11
- From KCTS EarthFix, 12-23-11
- From the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ Ear to the Ground blogsite, 12-22-11
- From the Everett Herald, 12-30-11
- And from the Whidbey News-Times 12-23-11
So, while the King Tides initiative focuses on an abundance of water, the Olympian featured a story on the ongoing struggle some communities have to obtain adequate water supplies. Here’s a story on a recent success for the cities of Lacey, Olympia and Yelm.