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ESA Policy News Update, July 13, 2016

Appropriations and Energy: Congressional calendar may stall spending bills and energy reform Recess schedules and “poison pills” may compel a continuing resolution to keep government open.  Adaptation: Army Corps proposes “living shorelines” for coastline protection “Soft armor” protections proposed for nationwide permitting, as “hard armor” currently are. International Agreement: US, Mexico, Canada agree to greening power and petroleum sectors at “Three…

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California Refugio Oil Spill

On May 19, 2015, an oil pipeline ruptured releasing up to 105,000 gallons of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean near the pristine Refugio State Beach located in Santa Barbara County. The oil spill area stretches over 9 miles of the California coastline. Refugio State Beach and fisheries for both fish and shellfish are closed.

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U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice is pictured speaking at the Global Food Security Symposium in Washington on May 22. She said, “Climate change affects every aspect of food security, from production to pricing. Climate change is not some distant threat. We’re already dealing with its impacts.” (Credit: The Chicago Council)

Building resilience for food security in a changing climate

Climate change is bringing hotter temperatures, changing rainfall patterns, and more frequent natural disasters that could reduce global food production by 2 percent each decade for the rest of the century according to a report from The Chicago Council on Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of a Changing Climate (pdf). “Instead of treating climate change and food security as…

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