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Harnessing urban stormwater could revolutionize city water management

Harnessing urban stormwater could revolutionize city water management

Cities in the United States have the untapped potential to capture a significant amount of stormwater, which could lead to more sustainable water resource management.

Matt Simon reports for WIRED.

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Los Angeles demonstrates the effectiveness of sponge city infrastructure

In the midst of unyielding downpours, Los Angeles' innovative "sponge" infrastructure successfully captured 8.6 billion gallons of water, providing enough resources to support more than 100,000 households for an entire year.

Matt Simon reports for WIRED.

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The weird way that human waste is killing corals

Wastewater fuels blooms of reef-smothering algae. Better engineering and an army of funny-looking fish can come to the rescue.
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As extreme weather outpaces response, could crowdsourced data help?

Tijuana’s Citizens’ Flood Monitor offers a model for data collection in the flood-affected West.
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NZ cities urgently need to become 'spongier' – but system change will be expensive

Flood and cyclone damage shows why turning Auckland and other urban parts of New Zealand into ‘sponge cities’ is the right idea. But overseas experience from China and beyond shows it won’t be cheap.
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How playgrounds are becoming a secret weapon in the fight against clim

Across the country, cities are transforming asphalt schoolyards into spongy, shady community centers.
Warming water threatens Chesapeake aquatic life

The heat is on: Warming water threatens aquatic life in Chesapeake Bay region

Warming water is threatening to undo decades of efforts aimed at improving aquatic habitat in the Chesapeake region, from headwater streams to the open water of the Bay itself.