Archive | October, 2013

Are Pervious, Permeable, and Porous Pavers Really the Same?

An article by Mark Walker, director of business development for Kuert Concrete, detailing the differences between pervious, permeable, and porous pavers.

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Time Runs Out on Negotiation Period Between EPA and Chesapeake Bay Foundation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) have not reached an agreement on the stormwater rulemaking schedule. CBF is now free to pursue legal actions to force EPA’s hand; however, indications are that negotiations between CBF and EPA are continuing. The original 2010 settlement required EPA to propose a stormwater […]

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Study Assesses Flood Risks in Cities Worldwide

Damages caused by flooding could cost cities an annual $1 trillion worldwide if mitigation efforts are not taken, according to the article, “Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities,” in Nature: Climate Change. New Orleans, Boston, New York City, and two Florida cities (Miami and Tampa-St. Petersburg) were among the 20 cities most at risk […]

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Model Predicts Regions with Groundwater High in Arsenic

According to a paper recently published in Science, 19.6 million people in China could be at risk from arsenic found in groundwater. Researchers with the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology and China Medical University in Shenyang developed a tool that helps to predict areas where groundwater could be high in arsenic. According […]

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