Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Superfund success

Once-feared upper Hudson River cleanup nears its end

NPR

National Public Radio

For half a decade, General Electric has been paying for a massive dredging operation on the upper Hudson River in New York. The billion-dollar cleanup sparked fierce controversy when it was proposed. But as the project enters its final summer, it's been so successful that even some of the cleanup's most vocal critics want it expanded.

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Ga. court: Marshes exempt from buffer rule

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Georgia’s law protecting waterways from encroachment by construction projects does not apply to freshwater marshes, swamps and other bodies of water without wrested vegetation, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday.

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Designing Boston’s future for rising tide

Boston Globe

How should Boston prepare for a future in which rising sea levels brought on by climate change would leave parts of the city chronically under water? That was the challenge laid out in the Boston Living with Water competition.

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