Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

The gatekeepers

Dream project aims to prevent a devastating N.Y. flood

A vision of the future.	(NYC.gov/Rebuild by Design/Bjarke Ingels Group)

NYC.gov

Quartz, WHYY Philadelphia & CBS New York

Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy killed 72 people across New York and New Jersey and caused more than $70 billion in damage. City and state officials, anxious to keep memories of Sandy from fading, are working to drum up financial and public support for infrastructure projects that will fortify New York against future storms. One big idea to prevent massive destruction: A constellation of giant underwater gates that would rise in New York Harbor and beyond when disaster looms.

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Good news for Chesapeake’s summer 'dead zone'

Star Democrat

After starting with a bleak prediction for the Chesapeake Bay’s summer “dead zone” area, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources said hypoxic conditions were the second best year on record this summer. “This is an indication that the Clean Water Blueprint is working,” Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Beth McGee said. “But we also know that much more needs to be done.”

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N.C. agencies, experts update lawmakers on GenX

WECT Wilmington & WRAL Fayetteville

The House Select Committee on North Carolina River Quality met in Raleigh on Thursday to get updates from state agencies about GenX and other unregulated contaminants in the Cape Fear River. The meeting comes on the heels of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority's lawsuit against Chemours, accusing the company of violating the Clean Water Act and other federal regulations.

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