Global sea level has been climbing steadily over the past 80 years—and the contribution from melting ice has been more substantial than previously estimated, according to new research in Science Express.
And you thought water wars were just a plot device for old Westerns? Think again. There is present day state border dispute over — you guessed it — water rights.
Georgia asserts it right to water flowing in Tennessee, and some Tennessee volunteers are talking about getting their rifles. The Georgia legislature has proposed a bill to review the boundary between the two states, on the theory that the man who surveyed that boundary 200 years ago got it wrong.
At issue: access to the water flowing in the Tennessee River—which would run through part of Georgia if Georgia got its way. Georgia says that Congress set the border at the 35th parallel and that an 1818 survey misplaced that line by a mile. Tennessee says that the country can't...
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