Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Exchanging digs

Meet D.C. Water's tunnel boring machines that Tweet


Washington Post

When D.C. Water’s new tunnel boring machine was christened last week, Lady Bird tweeted, “Oh sure, everyone loves Lucy,” and @LucyTBM replied, “@LadyBirdTBM Don’t be a hater.” Yes, the diggers have Twitter accounts but a spokeswoman denies any friction. In fact, they are all working together beautifully in their shared mission: to revamp the city’s antiquated sewer system.


Federal help sought for Delaware River Basin

Times of Trenton

Eight members of the New Jersey congressional delegation joined with lawmakers from neighboring New York and Pennsylvania last week in introducing legislation in both the House and Senate seeking federal funding to improve habitats and water quality and reduce the threat from floods in the Delaware River Basin.


Fish can help predict nutrient recycling rates

Science Daily

The nutrients excreted by fish in their "pee" may be critical to the health of coastal ecosystems. But knowing whether generalizations can be made about how to predict these nutrient levels in various ecosystems has vexed researchers, until now.

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