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30 Nov, 2008

Invasive Species in Chicago’s Waterways

Posted by: Skylar In: news

I just read an interesting article over at the Northwest Herald entitled “Growth of invasive species has engineers rethinking waterways”. The article talks about how invasive species, including the zebra mussel, Asain carp, and round goby have been causing big problems in the Mississippi river. The interesting part is that the problem is rooted in [...]

14 Oct, 2008

Permeable Alleys in Chicago

Posted by: Skylar In: Stormwater

An article from covers an interesting story about the use of permeable pavement in some of Chicago’s aging alleys.  The article goes quite in-depth about the issues encountered in the design and implementation of the new permeable alleys. The city started out with a select few pilot projects, and upon completion they proved to [...]


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