Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Urban streams

New drainage systems unearth underground waterways

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National Geographic

Innovative techniques that mimic nature help restore open waterways, prevent pollution, and create habitats for animals. Thanks to new drainage projects undoing the past century's drainage projects, long-buried urban streams are seeing the light again.

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N.C. panel looks into beneficial uses of coal ash

Citizen-Times

With 108 million tons of coal ash stored in dumps across the state, a North Carolina environmental committee is looking at ways the waste can be safely recycled instead of buried in new landfills.

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Study: Mining damage extends far downstream

Phys.org

Scientists have taken a first broad look at the impacts of mines across the country and found that mining can damage fish habitats miles downstream, and even in streams not connected to the mines.

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