They Saved Lives

Water

They Saved Lives

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Last August, the National Hurricane Center unveiled changes to its warning system. For the first time, it began issuing watches and warnings specifically for storm surges ahead of a predicted hurricane. That was in addition to its usual practice of issuing warnings for high-winds, which do not necessarily correspond to  … Read More

Underground Storage and Detention Systems

Weekly

Underground Storage and Detention Systems

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Whether a site is undeveloped, densely developed, or somewhere in between, it can face challenges in detaining stormwater runoff. When aboveground space is at a premium, underground stormwater detention systems are an efficient way to store, detain, or infiltrate stormwater runoff while the ground above is used for parking, parks,  … Read More

I’m Trying to Think this AI Thing Through

Construction

I’m Trying to Think this AI Thing Through

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“Leathery sheets of rain lashed at Harry’s ghost as he walked across the grounds towards the castle. Ron was standing there and doing a kind of frenzied tap dance. He saw Harry and immediately began to eat Hermione’s family.”

That’s a passage from the last time I blogged here about artificial  … Read More

Enel, Enertrag, and Lelanché Team up to Build Storage Plant in Germany

Energy

Enel, Enertrag, and Lelanché Team up to Build Storage Plant in Germany

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The 22 MW Cremzow facility will be Enel’s first storage plant in Germany and will provide grid stabilisation services through primary frequency regulation
The project is jointly developed by Enel’s German renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power Germany and wind energy company ENERTRAG, in collaboration with Leclanché as EPC contractor
 … Read More

Water Planet Spins Out PolyCera Membranes as Separate Wholly-Owned Subsidiary

Water

Water Planet Spins Out PolyCera Membranes as Separate Wholly-Owned Subsidiary

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PolyCera Membranes Receives Direct Capital Investment, Remains a Water Planet Company

Water Planet, which has developed and sells the world’s first smart membrane products, announces that it has spun out its highly successful PolyCera® membranes product line into a separate subsidiary operating company, PolyCera Membranes (polyceramembranes.com).

In the planning stages for  … Read More

Armoring Against Erosion

Soil

Armoring Against Erosion

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It’s easy to assume that with sophisticated computer simulations, wireless monitoring, and engineered materials, we’ve conquered water management, but a look into our past might just dampen this hubris. When it comes to erosion control, everything old (really is) new again.  … Read More

Into the Woods

Soil

Into the Woods

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How much time do you spend in the forest? According to an organization that dedicates a lot of effort to studying these things, the average American visits a wooded area—and this can include an urban forest—110 days each year.

Recreation is only a small part of what forests provide, though,  … Read More

Expensive Electrons

Energy

Expensive Electrons

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Regardless of income level, people today need energy to live—to heat their homes, preserve food, and function in an increasingly digital society. Energy is not a discretionary expense. But what percentage of a household’s income should be allocated to pay energy bills?

A 2016 study by the American Council for  … Read More

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