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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

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?