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Hurricanes Propel Forward Thinking on Risk, Resilience

Engineering News-Record » Following the devastating hurricanes that hit two of the Gulf Coast region’s most-developed regions, policymakers and their construction industry experts are weighing the longer-term implications of the damage in Houston – and whether resiliency can be built quickly into coastal redevelopment.

2017-09-22T00:39:50+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Caribbean, Florida, Puerto Rico, Roads, Texas, Urban, Water|

New Fight in California Water Wars: How to Update Old System

U.S. News and World Report / Associated Press » In California’s long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was that the outdated method of shipping water throughout the most populous state needs a serious upgrade.

2017-09-22T07:52:51+00:00 September 20th, 2017|California, Water|

Amazing perspective of Highway 1 landslide from CHP helicopter

KSBY 6 » The California Highway Patrol is helping Caltrans to rebuild the closed costal roadway by providing aerial shots of the affected area. Here’s a photo unlike any you’ve seen before.

2017-09-22T12:55:00+00:00 September 19th, 2017|California, Highways|

Old photos show the evolution of transportation in LA

Curbed Los Angeles » From horse-drawn wagons to subway cars, a pictorial take on the transformation of travel in one of the biggest cities in America. The reason, scientists say, is a persistent pattern of low sea level pressure over the central Arctic Ocean.

2017-09-22T11:14:02+00:00 September 19th, 2017|California, Roads|

Coalition Reopens Fight for Improved Emergency Spillway at Oroville Dam

KQED News » An alliance of California environmental groups wants the state Department of Water Resources to build a complete, functional emergency spillway at Oroville Dam, one of dozens of recommendations they say will improve dam safety and flood control practices statewide.

2017-09-22T10:08:27+00:00 September 19th, 2017|California, Dams|
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