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While South Carolina Floods, U.S. Wrestles With Urban Stormwater

Among the devastating effects of the low pressure storm system that pummeled South Carolina over the weekend was the heavy damage the record-breaking rains caused to water transport and treatment infrastructure, and the release of a tide of contaminated stormwater.

Laboratory for Microclimates

Under what circumstances would we become mindful stewards of living systems, not just their expoiters?

What Singapore Can Teach All Cities About Using Urban Green Infrastructure To Mitigate Megadroughts

NASA's new report on the likelihood of megadrought in the Central and Western United States is a harsh yet timely wake-up call for cities.

To tackle runoff, cities turn to green initiatives

Urban stormwater runoff is a serious problem, overloading sewage treatment plants and polluting waterways. Now, various U.S. cities are creating innovative green infrastructure — such as rain gardens and roadside plantings — that mimics the way nature collects and cleanses water.

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