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City Announces Acceleration of Bioswale Project

The DEP along with partner agencies, elected officials, advocates and community groups announced this week an acceleration of the ongoing construction of 2,000 biowales in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens. When completed, the bioswales will capture more than 200 million gallons of stormwater annually, improving the health of the Bronx River, Flushing Bay, Gowanus Canal, [...]

Rising Waters, Rising Threat: How Climate Change Endangers America’s Neglected Wastewater Infrastructure

Two years after Superstorm Sandy, the Center for American Progress has released a report looking at the danger climate change poses to our wastewater systems and offers recommendations to improve aging infrastructure before the next big storm. Many of our systems are old and overtaxed, spilling 900 billion gallons of untreated sewage and wastewater into [...]

New Frog Species Discovered In The Middle Of NYC

Not exactly CSO related, but still pretty cool! A new species of frog has been discovered in the heart of New York City. Six years ago, after an unusual frog call was heard in the city, a team of researchers tracked down the short, repetitive croaking noise and found what appeared to be a common [...]

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