Tag Archive: chicago

Jan 03

Are you rain ready?

A new tool for assessing your flood risk: Many people in the Great Lakes region have experienced the misfortune of finding water in the basement during heavy rain. Now a free online tool called ‘My Rain Ready’ can help homeowners assess and address their flood risk. Marcella Bondie Keenan of the Chicago-based Center for Neighborhood …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/stormwater-management/are-you-rain-ready/

Jun 08

Forecasting the Impact of Weatherfish

A tiny eel-like weathercaster? It may sound funny, but researchers are seriously concerned about the long-term impacts of weatherfish. Catch this intel: Chances are a storm is brewing if the weatherfish are all in a flurry. That’s how they react to changes in barometric pressure. But unless you’re a biologist, like Phillip Willink of Shedd …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/creature-features/forecasting-the-impact-of-weatherfish/

Oct 13

Chicago Gets Rain Ready

Rain, rain, don’t go away—Chicago is taking action to prevent widespread flooding, so major rainfall doesn’t have to be a downer. Listen up: Rain means puddle-jumping fun—until a torrential downpour creates a flooded dystopia in your home. Part of the reason home flooding can occur is that large cities are often a sea of hard, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/stormwater-management/chicago-gets-rain-ready/

Sep 23

Chicago’s 2-in-1 Win Saves Water and Money

Chicagoans now have double the incentive to conserve water, thanks to a voluntary new metering program. Listen up:  When there’s a flat rate for water, it’s easy to overlook how much you use—and therefore easy to inadvertently waste it. So the City of Chicago has a promising new solution up its  sleeve. To give residents …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/water-conservation-2/chicago-metersave/