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“A Biology Major With a Thousand Dollars and a Kitchen”

“A Biology Major With a Thousand Dollars and a Kitchen”

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It’s been a while since we’ve talked about it here, but the Zika virus hasn’t gone away; the problem of how to address it—develop a vaccine? Try to stop its path of transmission?—is still very much with us.

One way to slow it down, at least, is to eradicate the  … Read More

The Flood Insurance Dilemma

The Flood Insurance Dilemma

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Here’s a quick quiz: which of the 50 states has the highest hidden flood risk? (Scroll down for the answer.)

You might guess Florida—I did—but that low-lying coastal state, in fact, comes in second. And although Florida does have the greatest overall flood risk, hidden risk is something different: it  … 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

Can It Be Too Big?

Can It Be Too Big?

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A brief Forbes article this week provides a quick primer on green infrastructure. This is good—the more people understand what it is, the more likely they are to approve of it in their own communities, or at least to make informed decisions when they’re asked to vote on new stormwater  … Read More

The StormCon 2018 Call for Papers Is Open

The StormCon 2018 Call for Papers Is Open

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StormCon, the conference dedicated exclusively to stormwater, is now accepting abstracts for 2018. The conference will take place in Denver, CO, August 11–16, 2018. The deadline to submit an abstract is Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

We’re seeking presentations in six conference tracks, described below. Based on feedback from those of you  … Read More

College Stormwater Programs

College Stormwater Programs

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Not too long ago, there were only two colleges in the United States where one could learn about stormwater management, notes Brant Keller, public works director for Griffin, GA.  … Read More

“An Awful Lot of Money May Go Someplace Else”

“An Awful Lot of Money May Go Someplace Else”

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The end of September brought a grim reminder to Toledo residents and others living around Lake Erie: more than 700 square miles of the lake’s surface was covered with algae. For many, it brought renewed fears about the drinking water supply. In 2014, Toledo’s water supply was shut off for  … Read More

Worse Than the Prince of Tides

Worse Than the Prince of Tides

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Although Hurricane Irma is now history, Florida isn’t out of danger yet: hurricane season lasts through the end of November, and any hurricane that makes landfall in the US in October is likely to hit the Sunshine State. As this article notes, “Since 1851, Florida has had 36 hurricanes make  … Read More

Mosquito Heaven

Mosquito Heaven

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It has to be a vector control specialist’s nightmare. Just as the waters are receding and people are beginning the long task of recovering from Hurricane Harvey, the mosquitoes set in. And it’s not only the current egg-laying bunch that are producing offspring; eggs laid previously can lie dormant—as long  … Read More

America’s Hurricane Warning System

America’s Hurricane Warning System

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Think of a hurricane, and what usually comes to mind first are high-speed winds. However, 90% of direct hurricane-related deaths are caused by water-related injuries, including storm surge, rainfall flooding, high surf, and deaths just offshore, according to researchers at the National Hurricane Center.  … Read More

“Giant Toilets You’re Unable to Flush”

“Giant Toilets You’re Unable to Flush”

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After the devastating floods from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we’re hearing a lot about the houses and other structures that have been destroyed. But what if your house was flooded and is salvageable? It’s not only water you’re dealing with—which would be bad enough—but also the many toxins and pathogens  … Read More

Under the Canopy

Under the Canopy

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People love to put a value on things; the popularity of programs like Antiques Roadshow and websites like Zillow illustrates the point. The impulse extends even to trees. The city of Phoenix, AZ, began labeling its trees a couple of years ago, attaching large orange tags to them listing some  … Read More



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