|05/16/2013||China Approves Plans for Major Hydroelectric Dam Project|
China's environment ministry has approved the construction of what will be the country's tallest hydroelectric dam despite conceding that the new dam will have serious environmental consequences.
|05/16/2013||N.C. Nuclear Plant Shut Down After Crack Discovered|
RALEIGH, N.C. - A nuclear plant near North Carolina's capital city was shut down after operators reviewing ultrasonic tests from last year found the results showed tiny marks of corrosion and cracking that need repair, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said.
|05/15/2013||Scrapping of N.J.'s Iconic Roller Coaster Wrecked by Sandy Begins|
SEASIDE HEIGHTS -- For the past six months, it has come to define the post-Sandy world at the Jersey Shore -- a steel skeleton sitting in the surf that was once the JetStar roller coaster.
|05/16/2013||Interior Dept. Issues Fracking Disclosure Rule for Drilling on Public Land|
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Thursday it will require companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.
|05/16/2013||Senate Confirms Physicist Moniz as Energy Dept. Chief|
WASHINGTON -- Physicist Ernest Moniz won unanimous Senate confirmation Thursday to be the new U.S. energy secretary.
|05/16/2013||Maryland Seeks Private Partners for Purple Line|
About 300 engineers, financiers and consultants filled a hotel conference room Wednesday to learn how they might help build - and profit from - a $2.15 billion light-rail Purple Line through the Maryland suburbs.
|05/16/2013||Plans Languish for Overhaul of NYC's Penn Station|
NEW YORK - The busiest passenger train station in the United States is a 1960s-era, utilitarian labyrinth in the basement of a basketball arena.
|05/15/2013||Stantec To Serve as Lead Design on $614M New Orleans Pump Station Project|
May 15--Sacramento-area officials with the Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-based professional services and design consultant company Stantec Inc. will be part of a massive flood-control project in New Orleans.
|05/15/2013||ODOT Glad To Pay $34M in Incentives to Get Okla. Highway Jobs Done Quickly|
May 15--Like a human artery, a closed highway bleeds unseen dollars every day that it's down as businesses lose customers to other areas and detours slow traffic to a walking pace.
|05/15/2013||Va. Plans Nearly $1B in Richmond-area Transportation Projects Over Next Six Years|
May 15--The Richmond region will receive nearly $1 billion for highway and rail improvements over the next six years under the state's new transportation funding package.
|05/15/2013||Wash. State Precast Plant Expands to Meet Demands of Seattle's Highway 99 Tunnel|
May 15--A sign prominently posted on Canyon Road East, near the entrance to FPS-Encon Precast's expanded Frederickson plant, explains in short measure why dignitaries are gathering at the plant Wednesday to celebrate.
|05/15/2013||Calif. Senate Panel Grills Caltrans About Bay Bridge Broken Bolts|
May 15--Frustrated state senators pressed California Department of Transportation officials at a Tuesday hearing about how they will deal with thousands of suspect steel parts in the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge which were installed even though they had not met specifications.
|05/15/2013||Japan Nuke Watchdog To Halt Next-Gen Test Reactor Over Safety|
TOKYO - Japan's nuclear watchdog announced Wednesday that a trouble-plagued next-generation test reactor will not be allowed to restart due to safety violations, dealing a setback to the country's pro-nuclear government.
|05/15/2013||Rwanda Building Collapse Kills Six, Injures 30|
KAMPALA, Uganda - Six people were killed and dozens more injured when a four-story building under construction collapsed in eastern Rwanda, police said Wednesday as the rescue effort ended.
|05/15/2013||Belize Government Condemns Demolition of Mayan Pyramid by Road Crew|
BELIZE CITY - The government said Tuesday it is pursuing a "vigorous" investigation into a road-building company's near destruction of one of the largest Mayan pyramids in Belize.
|05/14/2013||Worker Dies After Fall at Miami Construction Site|
May 14--A 29-year-old worker died after he fell from the seventh floor of the BrickellHouse construction site Monday morning, police said.
|05/14/2013||Dune-Protection Appeal Goes to N.J. High Court|
May 14--TRENTON -- In a case with wide implications for Shore restoration following Hurricane Sandy, the state Supreme Court heard an appeal Monday of a $375,000 jury award to a Long Beach Island couple who said construction of a barrier dune in 2010 deprived them of their ocean view.
|05/14/2013||Laid-Off Workers Form Co-Op to Open Chicago Window Factory|
CHICAGO _ A group of workers who made news around the world when they staged a sit-in at a Chicago window factory in 2008 have struck out on their own with the help of a nonprofit.
|05/14/2013||Obama Administration Gives Wind Farms a Pass on Golden Eagle Deaths|
CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo. - It happens about once a month here, on the barren foothills of one of America's green-energy boomtowns: A soaring golden eagle slams into a wind farm's spinning turbine and falls, mangled and lifeless, to the ground.
|05/14/2013||Orlando Expressway May Take Over Florida's Part of $1.66B Wekiva Parkway Project|
May 14--Orlando's main road-building agency may take over construction of almost all of the $1.66 billion Wekiva Parkway, but not if the agency has to raise tolls to cover the cost.
|05/14/2013||Puerto Rico Gov. Announces $30M Solar Energy Project, Calls for More Renewables|
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's governor has announced a $30 million investment to install solar panels at the island's main convention center while making a call for more renewable energy projects.
|05/13/2013||Bangladesh Building Collapse Search Over; Death Toll 1,127|
SAVAR, Bangladesh -- Nearly three weeks after a Bangladesh garment-factory building collapsed, the search for the dead is over at the site of the worst accident in the industry's history.
|05/14/2013||Design Unveiled for New $975M Vikings Stadium|
May 14--The roof will not open and close, but half of it is see-through.
|05/12/2013||Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Tunnel Project to Radically Change Landscape|
SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ When Daniel Wilson learned earlier this year that the State of California wants to bulldoze his family's pear orchard to build a giant Sacramento River water diversion, he and his brother were making a major new investment in the crop.
|05/11/2013||Unions Seek Inroads Into Bakken Oilfield Work|
May 11--Its demand for skilled, blue-collar workers is insatiable.