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Poornima Apte

Poornima Apte

Poornima Apte is an award-winning freelance writer who is happiest when her bedside stash of books resembles a Jenga pile. Find her at

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It’s Time to Plug Into the Internet of Water

Scientists are "digitizing" water to better manage the precious resource. What does that mean and how is it helping?
A Spongey Lower Manhattan

How to Build a City That Doesn’t Flood? Turn it Into a Sponge City

Cities encourage potentially devastating floods by laying down asphalt and pavement. Could this be avoided by making them "spongier" and more absorbent?