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2008-08-22 15:00:29

By SCOTT FALLON, STAFF WRITER Scientists are setting up monitoring stations throughout the Meadowlands to chart rising sea levels and prepare for flooding that could result from global warming. Information gathered from the seven stations will eventually show which marshes, neighborhoods and business areas are most susceptible to rising waters. Water levels in the Meadowlands have risen on average 1.7 to 1.8 millimeters each year for the last 15 years, said Francisco Artigas, director...

2008-08-17 21:00:27

By SCOTT FALLON, STAFF WRITER Workers have begun to fix tide gates in the Meadowlands as part of a much-anticipated project that promises to ease flooding on Route 17 in Rutherford. The highway, which closes an average of 12 times a year because of floods, will also see a dozen culverts installed to allow storm water to drain into nearby marshes. The broken gates act as dams, allowing water to collect in several key spots. The $4.5 million project was supposed to begin in fall 2006,...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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