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Combined Sewer Overflow

"Spring" Into Action: Prevent Sewer Overflows and Keep the Lakes Great

Roger Germann | Posted 06.01.2015 | Green
Roger Germann

Spring on the Great Lakes is a time when the ice covering the lakes melts, snowfall is gradually replaced by rainfall, and below the surface of the lakes, migratory fish start their move towards the rivers and streams where they'll spawn.

Lynne Peeples

'Too Gross For Words': Sewage Still Spews Into Waterways As Clean Water Act Turns 40 | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.27.2012 | Green

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- With each steady stroke, John Lipscomb inched the canoe deeper into an infamous urban waterway. The water surrounding the boat grew ...

Message in a Bottle? Caffeine Pollution Says 'Man Was Here'

Bill Chameides | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Now you can add another data point supporting the notion of the Anthropocene -- caffeine in near shore ocean and estuarine waters.

April Showers: The Tale of Two Cities

Amy E. Norquist | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Amy E. Norquist

Two sides of the country and two different discussions about sewage and stormwater: Why is San Francisco a decade behind east coast cities in the adoption of green infrastructure?

The Biggest Infrastructure Project You've Probably Never Heard Of

Adam Clampitt | Posted 12.12.2011 | DC
Adam Clampitt

While most residents, including myself, take water for granted, I have quickly learned that D.C. Water is perhaps the most important utility in our region. Without clean water, our lives would grind to a halt.

World Water Week and Urban Water Infrastructure

Robin Madel | Posted 10.31.2011 | Green
Robin Madel

Infrastructure in the United States, especially where water is concerned, is in bad shape, and our ability to support the projected population increases will be compromised if we don't make some changes.

Lynne Peeples

More Than Meets The Eye: Hurricane Irene's Health Risks Likely To Linger | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.27.2011 | Green

Hurricane Irene's powerful one-two punch of high winds and heavy rainfall will undoubtedly result in dangerous airborne debris, fallen trees and flash...

Lynne Peeples

Heavy Rain, Old Pipes, More People: A 'Perfect Storm' For Sewer Overflows | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green

In the middle of last month's record heat wave, New York City warned its residents against cooling off in their local waterways. A four-alarm blaze ha...