November 2018 PME Newsletter

The environmental impact of stormwater management decisions. This and more from PME.

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STORMS Project to Utilize PME

STORMS Project and PME

A recently announced project, STORMS, funded by the National Science Foundation, will explore the correlation between the decision-making surrounding stormwater and the environmental outcomes of those decisions at the watershed scale.

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Sponges Soak Up Oil Spills
Can Sponges Soak Up Oil Spills?
Oil spills have always been hard to clean up. Science Magazine reports researchers have developed reusable, oil-wicking wooden sponges that can absorb 16-41 times their weight in oil.
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Red Tide Post Hurricane
REd Tide is Back even after Hurricane Michael
Hurricane Michael came and went, but it didn’t take the red tide with it. The Weather Channel reports the algae is back, bringing with it more fish kills and respiratory issues.
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Clean Air Act

Clean Water Act has dramatically cut pollution in U.S. waterways
The first comprehensive study of water pollution over the past several decades shows that the 1972 Clean Water Act has driven significant improvements in U.S. water quality.
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