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Floods and Flooding

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  • Allentown plans solution for flood-prone West End

    Long-suffering victims of flooding in Allentown's West End theater district may get some relief under a plan presented by city consultants. Engineers have recommended several changes, including lowering Albright Street and a possible secondary storm...
  • Making Chicago greener: Tribune endorsements for 3 MWRD seats

    Making Chicago greener: Tribune endorsements for 3 MWRD seats
    Build a metropolis atop a once-swampy lowland and you wind up not only with questions of water quality, but also of commerce and drainage. Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District deal with these issues and a host of environmental...
  • Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change

    Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change
    It may seem unlikely, but penguins offer a crucial lesson for the United States' national security. On the western Antarctic Peninsula, climate change is wreaking havoc on stocks of krill, tiny crustaceans that penguins eat. Adelie penguins are in...
  • Officials prep for seasonal tides

    Officials prep for seasonal tides
    As seasonal high tides hit their peak in October and November, the impact can cause millions of dollars in damage. This is exactly why coastal cities like Fort Lauderdale already have a plan. The city has been implementing various programs to protect...
  • Heavy rains bring flooding in Hinsdale, La Grange

    Heavy rains bring flooding in Hinsdale, La Grange
    Overnight rains have brough some flooding and street closures in the area. In Hinsdale, Elm Street and 59th Street, Garfield between 55th and 57th, and Madison between Ogden and Morris Lane and were closed, said Deputy Police Chief Mark Wodka. The Oak...
  • 19 workers trapped in mine collapse in southern Turkey

    Nineteen miners were trapped Tuesday after a coal mine in southern Turkey collapsed following a flood inside the mine, local media reported. Rescue teams and medics were sent to the mine in the town of Ermenek in Karaman province, about 70 miles)...
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science researches restoring forested wetlands in New Kent

    Virginia Institute of Marine Science researches restoring forested wetlands in New Kent
    A trio of citizen scientists armed with measuring tools moved from one tree to the next to the next — from black willow to sycamore to white oak. First, they made sure the specimen was still living. Then they noted its species, spread measuring...
  • DuPage Co. board chairman candidates diverge on flood fixes

    DuPage Co. board chairman candidates diverge on flood fixes
    The candidates to lead the DuPage County Board offer different views on whether the county should impose a stormwater fee on property owners. Incumbent County Board Chairman Dan Cronin believes there is merit to a payment system based on how much...
  • The secret of everlasting creation

    This week's portion describes the famous story in Genesis of the great deluge that destroyed the earth. Why must the narrative tell us about the flood in such great detail? The Torah, very simply, could have told us that the world had turned to evil and...
  • Chapter Five: After Roaring 20's, A Great Depression

    Chapter Five: After Roaring 20's, A Great Depression
    During the final years of Charles Hopkins Clark's reign as editor of The Courant, the newspaper enjoyed a surge in circulation that has been attributed to Emile H. Gauvreau, a short-term managing editor with an enthusiasm for melodramatic news that...
  • Mathews passes 'bare minimum' flood ordinance

    MATHEWS — An update to Mathews County's Floodplain Management Ordinance was finally passed Tuesday night with what officials referred to as bare minimum requirements. The Mathews County Board of Supervisors held a second public hearing Tuesday for...