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NBC shows why urban streams need storm-water fix
NBC shows why urban streams need storm-water fix

  There's been a lot of news lately - and debate - about new storm-water fees being charged most Baltimore area homeowners.  Critics have lambasted them as a "rain tax."  City residents have wondered why the fees they'll have to pay are so much higher than their suburban counterparts. The answer, at least in part, is that urban streams like Baltimore's have been so squeezed, channelized and degraded by development that they lack the ability of more natural streams to absorb and remove at least some of the pollution fouling their waters. NBC Learn, an educational division of the television network, came to Baltimore recently to report on how the...