Category Archives: Des Plaines

Mitigating Flood Damage in the Water-soaked City of Des Plaines, IL

by Sophiya Soltys for SUST 210 The city of Des Plaines, Illinois, was named after the Des Plaines River, but little was known about what the namesake would imply. As of 2007, Des Plaines experienced 15 major floods in 60 years. … Continue reading

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Des Plaines IL Fights to Save the Native Ash Tree in Attempt to Save Biodiversity

by Lauren Nichols for SUST 210 Des Plaines, Illinois, is home to an enormous amount of biodiversity. With the Des Plaines River running through the town, the number of species of resident animals, plants, and other organisms is extremely high … Continue reading

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