Saving New York's Shoreline

Jan Kobal & Ying Lu

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New York City is building different types of green infrastructure to solve the combined sewer overflow problem.

Cleaning the Toxic Water

By Jan Kobal

Clean Water Advocate Christopher Swain swam the entirety of the Gowanus Canal, one of the most polluted bodies of water in New York, on the 17th of October in order to help put “threatened waterways squarely in the public eye, and to support protection, restoration, and education efforts.”

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Fighting Flooding

By Ying Lu

Another important function of Green Infrastructure is to prevent surface flooding.

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