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Legislation Introduced to Address Urban Flooding Impacts

Reacting to rising national urban flooding impacts, the bipartisan Urban Flooding Awareness Act of 2014 was introduced in Congress last month. The bill is intended to define “urban flooding” and direct FEMA to conduct a nationwide study on the issue with the National Resource Council. The study will evaluate costs associated with flooding events, adequacy [...]

DEP Confirms: Nearby NYCHA Building Discharging Sewage Into Hallets Cove

The NYCDEP released findings this week that untreated sewage from a nearby NYCHA building has been discharging into Hallets Cove in Long Island City. The DEP was working with HarborLAB, a local community organization, to investigate sources of intestinal bacteria found in the Cove. Using blue dye, they were able to confirm that sanitary flow [...]

EPA Helping Five State Capitals Develop Green Infrastructure

The EPA has announced their selections for this year’s Greening America’s Capitals program, an organization aiming to help communities incorporate sustainable design strategies into their planning and development. Through a national competition, the EPA has decided to provide technical green infrastructure assistance for specific projects in Austin, TX, Carson City, NV, Columbus, OH, Pierre, SD [...]

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