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Storm Surge Defense Alternatives Needed To Protect Coastal New York
2012-11-20 16:31:34

New storm surge barriers are being proposed to help protect Lower Manhattan in New York City from storms such as those like the recent Superstorm Sandy.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.