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  • Greenroofs can save cities millions of gallons of water

    Having a garden on your roof isn't just nice for a garden party; it can make your city more environmentally friendly. Many American cities are beginning to incorporate greenroofs into their planning ordinances because they recognize that, planting a rooftop garden can offset heat, increase city biodiversity and decrease stormwater runoff. This runoff can be problematic in cities where rainwater ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Urban water ecology

    Sewage overflows are a fact of life in urban areas, and in many cities, excess sewage water enters streams and lakes with rain runoff. Although this pollution is harmful to most organisms, there is one group of insects that thrives on it: mosquitoes. Luis Fernando Chaves, a post-doctoral researcher at Emory University, and his team discovered mosquitoes in abundance in a sewage-contaminated ...

  • Landscape Architects` Green Roof Kept Runoff Out of DC Sewers

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 21, 2007 (ENS) - In July 2006, The American Society of Landscape Architects, ASLA replaced the conventional roof on its downtown Washington, DC headquarters with a green roof, and in the process installed equipment to gather data on stormwater runoff, water quality, and temperature. When the figures were tallied in May, the new green roof was found to ...

  • Green roofs start to sprout on urban homes

    (AXcess News) New York - Every time it rained, Majora Carter cringed. 'I lived in mortal terror whenever I thought it was going to rain,' Dr. Carter says, remembering how the rainwater seeped from the street into her Bronx brownstone. Then she and her husband, James Burling Chase, realized that the source of the problem wasn't on the ground, but on the roof. The stormwater system in their ...


    By Axcess News

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