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Cruise Ship Pollution - Cruise ships have been described as "floating cities" and like cities, they have a lot of pollution problems. Their per capita pollution is actually often worse than a city of the same population, due to weak pollution control laws, lax enforcement, and the difficulty of detecting illegal discharges at sea. In addition to producing and releasing waste products, cruise ships can also have considerable damage to surrounding ecosystems due to their sheer size. Read the full article to learn more!

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Los Angeles Shows the Value of Stormwater Capture

"Since October, Los Angeles County has gathered enough stormwater to meet the demand of one in four residents for a year. Uncommonly heavy rains allowed the county to capitalize on its billion-dollar investment in storage infrastructure." - Excerpt from Yale Environment 360
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