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April 25, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

This Nanotech "Lily Pad" Could Obliterate Stormwater Pollution

A Beaverton start-up has created a floating "lily pad" that uses solar-activated nanotechnology to break down water contaminants. It could be deployed to clean up polluted water in retention ponds or ditches alongside roads and parking lots.

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Filed under: Environment, Water, Stormwater


Sept. 20, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Greening Up A Portland Brownfield Site

Planners say the redevelopment of the 33-acre Zidell property on Portland's south waterfront offers an opportunity to test some green ideas on a large scale. Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Land use, Sustainability, Green infrastructure, Stormwater


Sept. 13, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

How Much Storm Water Do Eco-Roofs Capture?

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Filed under: Water, Portland State University, Stormwater


June 26, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

In Portland: De-Paving The Playground

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Filed under: Sustainability, Water, Clean Water Act, Clean Water: The Next Act, Depave, Stormwater


Jan. 10, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Depaving Portland: Will Your Driveway Be Next?

View Depaved! - Completed & Potential Future Sites in a larger map Continue reading →

Filed under: Land use, Sustainability, Water, Depave, Green infrastructure, Stormwater



About Ecotrope

In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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