July 16, 2012 04:11
Stormwater Management Goes Green Philadelphia’s $2 billion plan to manage its stormwater with green methods—porous pavement, green roofs, and a plethora of trees—got the official nod from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency....
Sept. 17, 2012 04:08
The updates also include new steps to limit erosion, providing buffers around surface waters, steps to minimize pollution sources and new restrictions on discharges to areas already negatively affected by previous pollution....
Jan. 14, 2013 04:05
A new industry sprang up around creating safe, reliable products that would help keep the dust d o w n a n d not blowin’ in the wind. Of course, w a t e r w a s still used— and still is u s e d — f o r dust control. H o w e v e r , water isn’t the plentiful commodity it once was....
Jan. 14, 2013 04:05
It’s an unfortunate fact of life that some retaining walls do fail, and there are some specific reasons why they fail. Understanding those reasons can be the difference between building a wall that collapses within a few years, or one that may hold up as sturdily and with as much longevity as the Great Wall of China....
May 13, 2013 04:01
Residents in Winnetka, Illinois, are facing steep stormwater fees following a plan to improve the village’s flood defenses. The average resident will pay about $183 per year, ranking among the highest stormwater fees in the country, according to a consultant working on the project....
May 13, 2013 04:01
The Maui County Department of Environmental Management and local farmers Vetiver Farms Hawaii LLC are planting more than 1,200 vetiver grass starters at the Lanai Landfill as a way to fight soil erosion on the island. Vetiver is a special grass that curbs erosion and absorbs substances such as lead and arsenic from the soil and water....
July 15, 2013 03:59
Oceanfront property owners in Bridgehampton and Sagaponack, New York, approved a $26.5 million plan to deal with the loss of beachfront caused by storms. Beaches in the adjoining districts have lost an average of 125,000 cubic yards of sand a year for 20 years, enough to fill 6,250 dump trucks annually, town officials said....
March 18, 2013 03:46
The precedent has been set: water cannot qualify as a pollutant in Richmond, Virginia. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Governor Bob McDonnell are rejoicing, as a federal judge ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency may not regulate stormwater runoff as a pollutant....
Nov. 18, 2013 03:43
This park has two stormwater bioretention areas that can filter and treat runoff before it enters other water sources. “Everything that is draining off of this area is being treated in this site,” said Fred Grogan of Equinox Environmental. “What we’re trying to do is get that first inch of rain and divert it into the bioretention cell....
Jan. 13, 2014 03:33
Huntington is the only city in West Virginia that has been fined for not developing a plan to resolve its stormwater problems. The EPA fined the city $156,000 in 2011 for failing to comply with its Municipal Separate Storm Water System permit....

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In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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