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The Great Ocean Cleanup

The Great Ocean Cleanup

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There’s a martial arts technique that involves using opponents’ own momentum against them. Will it work on trash in the ocean?

A young Dutch inventor has devised an elaborate system for removing plastic debris from the Pacific Garbage Patch and other places; his ambitious goal is to gather and recycle  … Read More

Under the Sea: A Memorial Reef

Under the Sea: A Memorial Reef

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We have many recognizable monuments to honor and memorialize soldiers and service members, from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington DC to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Now there’s a new one—harder to see, perhaps, but very unusual in its form and  … Read More

Stormwater – Reader Favorites

Stormwater – Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Stormwater magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, email click-through, and most commented articles.

Bookmark this page so you will always have quick access to Forester Media’s top Stormwater content.  … Read More

Swimming Through the Garbage Patch

Swimming Through the Garbage Patch

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On August 25, 1875, a 27-year-old steamship captain named Matthew Webb became the first person to swim the English Channel unassisted. It took him a little under 22 hours to swim from Dover to Calais, and the journey made him internationally famous. Today his feat seems so… well, 1875. Why  … Read More

Lightning Strikes Twice in Ellicott City

Lightning Strikes Twice in Ellicott City

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You’re probably aware of the flooding that occurred in Ellicott City, MD, over the weekend, with some areas receiving as much as 8 inches of rain in just a few hours on Sunday evening. Hundreds of people had to be rescued from the rapidly rising water, and one was killed—a  … Read More

Stormwater Monitoring

Stormwater Monitoring

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The most dramatic and identifying characteristic of water is that it is always moving. Even so-called standing water is never completely static; it’s either being drawn by gravity to seep down into the earth or being agitated by warmth at the surface to rise into the air as a vapor.  … Read More

The Smallest Apartment in the World

The Smallest Apartment in the World

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The size of the average new single-family home in the US is now more than 2,600 square feet, having grown over the decades. In the 1970s, it was just under 1,800 square feet.  In 1900—when families tended to be much larger—the average home ranged from 700 to 1,200 square feet.  … Read More

Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water

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What happens when we die? Allow me to rephrase: what happens to our bodies when we die?

The earth is, generally, a great filter. Slowing down and infiltrating stormwater reduces pollutants and recharges aquifers and groundwater supplies. But as we know, anything that goes in or on the ground has  … Read More

Improving Water Quality With Mowers

Improving Water Quality With Mowers

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Mowers are, literally and figuratively, the cutting edge for managing vegetation. And with new technologies and designs, they offer solutions that are also cost-effective.  … Read More

A Burning Question

A Burning Question

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Just in time for summer, the state of Hawaii is trying to eliminate some forms of sunscreen lotion. Two common chemicals in sunscreen products, oxybenzone and octinoxate, have been shown to kill marine life, particularly coral. Last week, Hawaii’s state legislature voted to ban the sale of the two chemicals  … Read More

Battling Invasive Species

Battling Invasive Species

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When William Shakespeare introduced the starling into his play Henry IV more than 400 years ago, he recognized the bird’s moderately annoying qualities by imagining it tormenting its host with the repetition of a single utterance—over and over and over. However, he certainly could have had no concept that his  … Read More

Going to the Dogs

Going to the Dogs

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Oh, the irony. Last week, a Boston-area neighborhood was flooded after a storm drain clogged. When city workers in Canton, MA, delved into the problem, they found a 3,600-foot-long blockage inside a drainage pipe.

Now, we know all sorts of materials can cause clogged pipes. Disposable wipes—now almost universally known  … Read More



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