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Team to test experimental floating marshland

A relatively low-tech method of imitating a natural marshland may help clean freshwater ponds contaminated by storm water runoff, according to research being funded by St. Tammany Parish Government in cooperation with scientists ...

dateSep 28, 2016 in Environment
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Smart buoy for measuring water pollutants

All over the world, lakes, rivers, and coastal waters are threatened by high nutrient inputs. Nitrate or phosphates from waste-waters or fertilizers causes eutrophication. The consequence: Algae, in particular cyanobacteria ...

dateSep 08, 2016 in Environment
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Integrating user-collected data in city planning

"It's the community engagement that's most important," says Lily Bui, a recent graduate of MIT's Comparative Media Studies program and a PhD candidate in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. She has long been interested ...

dateAug 29, 2016 in Environment
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