|12/18/2013||Argentine Capital Suffers Blackouts in Heat Wave|
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's power grid can't handle the heat.
|12/18/2013||Lead Exposure Still a Hazard, Especially in Construction Work|
Dec. 18--As a house painter, Raul Rivas has been giving buildings colorful makeovers for 20 years.
|12/17/2013||Audit Hits Honolulu Rail Project's Spending Oversight|
Dec. 17--The agency overseeing Oahu's rail transit project "generally" followed federal rules in its spending of nearly $14 million on public outreach.
|12/17/2013||U.S. Plans to Contribute to Giant Congo Dam|
KINSHASA, Congo - The head of the United States aid agency visited the site of a hydroelectric dam being built on the banks of the Congo River, saying that the U.S. plans to invest in the project to harness the mighty river's energy to electrify this impoverished region.
|12/17/2013||Canadian Military Chopper Rescues Crane Operator Trapped by Fire|
KINGSTON, Ontario - A Canadian military helicopter has rescued a man who was trapped on a construction crane by a massive fire.
|12/17/2013||BP Sues Lawyer Over Gulf Oil Spill Claim Filings|
NEW ORLEANS - BP PLC has sued Texas lawyer Mikal (MEYE'-kahl) Watts, saying he fraudulently claimed to represent 40,000 deckhands who lost money because of the 2010 oil spill.
|12/17/2013||$200M, 47-Story Hotel/Condo Will Be Philadelphia's Tallest Residential Tower|
Dec. 17--The developer Carl E. Dranoff is partnering with Los Angeles-based SBE Entertainment Group to build a 47-story, mixed-use luxury boutique hotel and condominium tower at Broad and Spruce Streets, across from the Kimmel Center, for more than $200 million.
|12/16/2013||Before Fatal Philly Collapse, Owners Pressed for Faster Demo|
Dec. 16--The message came through loud and clear: The buildings in the 2100 block of Market Street needed to come down, and their chief owner was growing impatient.
|12/15/2013||Another Worker Dies at World Cup Stadium Complex|
Judge halts work on Brazil World Cup stadium By Michael Place
|12/15/2013||Congress Balks at Finding Fix for Looming Flood Insurance Hikes|
Dec. 15--WASHINGTON -- Amid intense political jockeying and behind-the-scenes finger pointing, it appears that Congress will adjourn for the year without agreeing on action to curb steep hikes in flood insurance premiums for thousands of homeowners now and many more beginning in October 2014.
|12/15/2013||Duke Energy Plans 1640-MW Gas-fired Powerplant Near Orlando|
Dec. 15--The proposed interstate pipeline that will slice through Marion County in delivering natural gas to an Orlando-area depot apparently has a customer ready.
|12/07/2013||Couple Sentenced Over Federal Contract Steering|
State Dept. employee steered contracts to ï¬rm she ran with husband
|12/16/2013||Greece Snags EU Aid To Build Highways|
AMSTERDAM - The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, approved Monday 3 billion euros ($4.1 billion) in financial aid to help build four major highways in Greece.
|12/15/2013||ANALYSIS: Fracking Gulps Water, Threatens Supply|
Dec. 15--For decades, Americans worried about running out of energy to keep their cars revving and their homes heated, but with technologies making oil, natural gas and other fossil fuels more plentiful, the danger now is that the world might run out of the water needed to produce power.
|12/15/2013||Wisconsin Firm Acquires, Reclaims Aging Hydro Dams|
Dec. 15--As utilities have sold off hydroelectric power projects, Bill Harris' Wisconsin-based company is picking them up and investing in them.
|12/16/2013||Seattle Earthquake Would Trigger Thousands of Slides|
Dec. 16--With its coastal bluffs, roller-coaster hills and soggy weather, Seattle is primed for landslides even when the ground isn't shaking.
|12/14/2013||N.J. Judge OKs Settlements for Passaic River Cleanup|
A state judge on Friday approved two settlements that will provide the state at least $165 million to fund removal of sediment contaminated with cancer-causing dioxin and other toxic chemicals from the lower Passaic River.
|12/15/2013||After Fatality, Court Halts Work at Brazil World Cup Stadium|
SAO PAULO - A labor court on Sunday halted construction in part of the World Cup stadium where a man fell 115 feet to his death while working on a roofing structure in the jungle city of Manaus, further delaying the venue that will host England vs. Italy and three other matches next June.
|12/15/2013||Jacksonville's APR Energy Sees Massive Growth Through 'Fast-track' Power Plants|
Dec. 15--John Campion had it made in the entertainment business as the man in charge of securing electrical supply lines for The Rolling Stones when they were on tour in the late 1980s.
|12/15/2013||Marcellus Shale Drilling Becomes More Efficient|
Dec. 15--TROUT RUN, Pa. -- When David Dewberry landed in Pennsylvania in 2010, the veteran of the migratory worldwide oil-and-gas workforce said he required more than a month to drill a typical Marcellus Shale natural gas well.
|12/15/2013||Hawaiian Rail Agency Alters Train Design|
Dec. 15--When local transit officials started planning Oahu's elevated rail project, they envisioned a flexible system that could run trains of two, three and four cars from the instant the rail line started operating -- a way to adjust to growing ridership and periods of greater demand.
|12/15/2013||Rancher: Oil, Gas Boom Requires More Water Than We Have. Period.|
Dec. 15--In the heart of South Texas, where the muted grayish green of live oak and the slender leaves of the thorny mesquite dominate a landscape burdened by drought, hydraulic fracturing used more than 14 billion gallons of water last year.
|12/15/2013||Survivors Recall Baldwin Hills, Calif., Dam Collapse in 1963|
Dec. 15--Survivors of the sudden collapse of the Baldwin Hills Reservoir dam gathered Saturday in a grassy valley to commemorate the disaster that sent 150 million gallons of Los Angeles drinking water cascading into their homes 50 years ago.
|12/15/2013||China Touches Down on the Moon|
BEIJING - China's first moon rover has touched the lunar surface and left deep traces on its loose soil, state media reported Sunday, several hours after the country successfully carried out the world's first soft landing of a space probe on the moon in nearly four decades.
|12/13/2013||Feds to Examine NY Commuter Rail Line for 2 Months|
NEW YORK - Federal experts will spend the next two months examining safety compliance and safety culture at a commuter railroad that operated a train that derailed and killed four people this month.