IMBC 2016: Marina owners urged to prepare for higher tides

FORT LAUDERDALE — “Today’s extreme tides are tomorrow’s daily tides,” Pam Rubinoff warned at a seminar Thursday at the International Marina & Boatyard Conference on ways to reduce the effects of storms and sea-level rise on waterfronts.

If expected patterns prevail, California and the West may be in for some badly needed rain.  The South also should be wetter.

What’s an ill wind for some may be a zephyr for others

The prognosis for this winter’s “Super El Niño” is that it offers a mixed bag for boating — maybe some good things, possibly some bad — but we’ll have to wait and see because the weather is fickle. It doesn’t always do what we think it will.

High water levels stifle boaters in Kentucky

The middle of July usually means less lawn mowing because of the parched, brown condition of most yards in Kentucky and streams normally run low and clear in midsummer and concern about drought clouds people’s minds.

NOAA seeks applicants for hydrographic panel

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is soliciting applications for membership on the Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA administrator on the agency’s hydrographic programs, products and technology.

NOAA denies slowdown in rate of global warming

A new study published online Thursday in the journal Science finds that the rate of global warming during the last 15 years has been as fast as or faster than that seen during the latter half of the 20th century.

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