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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

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

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

Stormwater Treatment With a Different Face

Stormwater Treatment With a Different Face

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Managing stormwater is usually a utilitarian function. Occasionally it can rise to an art.

A number of facilities combine stormwater treatment with another role, such as providing green space or recreational facilities for the public at large. One of these is Indianapolis’s Cultural Trail, an 8-mile walking, jogging, and biking  … Read More

The $10 Million Phosphorus Race

The $10 Million Phosphorus Race

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In the 1963 movie It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World, a group of strangers competed to find $350,000 of stolen, buried cash. Today, that amount sounds much less impressive than it used to, but a much different group is racing to win $10 million by solving a persistent water-quality problem:  … Read More

Rehabilitating Stormwater Pipe

Rehabilitating Stormwater Pipe

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In the booming 1990s, Orange County took a close look at its growing—and aging—water infrastructure to make decisions about maintaining and upgrading it. They decided to contract outside their own stormwater department for making the repairs to the system. The Stormwater Management Division in Orange County has been through many  … Read More

Amphibious Architecture

Amphibious Architecture

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In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s house was carried off by a tornado. In real life, depending on where you live, your house is probably more likely to get swept away by water than by wind, but there’s a possibility that, like Dorothy’s, it might just stay in one piece.  … Read More

A Grim Reminder, With a Better Ending

A Grim Reminder, With a Better Ending

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By now you’ve probably seen or read reports about the 13-year-old boy in Los Angeles who, on Easter Sunday, fell into a sewer pipe. He was carried downstream and rescued—13 hours and three-quarters of a mile later—alive and unharmed.

The boy, Jesse Hernandez, was lucky, and so were the many rescue  … Read More

Stormwater Filtration Systems

Stormwater Filtration Systems

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In recent years, the focus on stormwater mitigation in Surfside Beach, SC, has been on water quality, notes John Adair, public works director.

“The topography along the coast is very flat, so getting the water to go toward the ocean is always a challenge because you might only have very slight  … Read More

Permeable Pavements Go Mainstream

Permeable Pavements Go Mainstream

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Permeable products have gone mainstream as cities struggle to manage stormwater and create aesthetically pleasing spaces. As more project designers and owners understand the value of permeable products, the industry has responded by providing a variety of types and designs. The products are available in a mixture of colors and  … Read More

Looking Farther Into the Future

Looking Farther Into the Future

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It’s not too often that most of us get to gaze into a crystal ball and actually see the future—but occasionally it works. What will we see? If all goes well, a message that tells us when to get out of the way.

Crystal balls for divining the future, usually some  … Read More

Avoiding Sea Lice

Avoiding Sea Lice

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Humans consume more than 100 million tons of fish per year, and nearly half of that is farmed fish. In some ways farming is good; we’ve been overfishing many species in the wild. But aquaculture facilities also bring a host of problems. In some places, coastal wetlands and mangrove forests  … Read More

Controlling Flooding in the Desert

Controlling Flooding in the Desert

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The most common image of Las Vegas is probably that of its Strip of hotels and casinos. They are the reason the city is known as “The Entertainment Capital of the World.”  … Read More



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