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Cincinnati unearths old river instead of digging Deep Tunnel
Jun. 5, 2013
Rust, population loss and billions of gallons of sewage overflows — Cincinnati’s South Fairmount neighborhood can now count at least one of these former challenges as an economic opportunity.
Flooded Botanic Garden saved by native plants, Army
Apr. 25, 2013
Thanks to an aggressive perennial plant initiative that has tied up lakefront soil with native plant roots, many areas of the Botanic Garden weathered the storm with ease.
Chicago flood plan for the 'new normal'
Apr. 23, 2013
As Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces a big new flood control project for Chicago, some say plans need to adapt for climate change.
Flooding problems persist after storm
Apr. 22, 2013
The rain is gone for now but the trouble it caused last week is still here.
Heavy rain overwhelms combined sewer system
Apr. 18, 2013
Today Chicago opened the large gates that separate Lake Michigan from the river to relieve pressure on a sewer system swollen with runoff and waste. The city’s sewer problems may be stark in light of the severe rain, but they are not unique.
After drought, moisture returns, albeit a bit too much...
Apr. 17, 2013
Soil moisture is back to normal, marking the end of a long drought, but now rain is getting in the way of planting.
Logan Square parklet would soak up rain
Mar. 29, 2013
Part of Milwaukee's prospective green corridor, Woodard Plaza swaps concrete for native planters.
Climate change could worsen Chicago floods
Mar. 20, 2013
The 10 most extreme floods in northeast Illinois all occurred after 1950, but Chicagoans don’t need mathematical models to know flooding is a problem.
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