|12/09/2013||California Releases EIS for $25B Delta Water Tunnel Project|
Dec. 09--Gov. Jerry Brown's $25 billion plan to build two massive tunnels that would make it easier to move water from Northern California to farms in the Central Valley, and cities in Silicon Valley and the Los Angeles area, reached a milestone Monday with the release of the project's 25,000-page environmental study.
|12/09/2013||World Bank: Mideast Water Accord Signed, Clearing Way for Red Sea Desal Project|
WASHINGTON -- The World Bank says senior Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian officials have signed an agreement to share scarce water resources in the Mideast region that includes use of desalinated sea water.
|12/05/2013||Despite Setbacks, Calif. High-Speed Rail Authority Says Project Is Still Progressing|
SACRAMENTO, Calif._Critics and many political observers might see California's bullet-train project as nearly dead, but state officials made clear Thursday that the train is still heading down the rails at full speed.
|12/08/2013||One Month Later, Progress in Philippine Typhoon Zone|
TACLOBAN, Philippines -- The government is back at work, and markets are laden with fruits, pork, fish and bread.
|12/07/2013||Replacement for N.C.'s Bonner Bridge Hits Legal Roadblocks|
Dec. 07--HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C. -- State and local officials loudly blamed environmental groups' legal battles for this week's sudden closure of the deteriorating Herbert C. Bonner Bridge for safety reasons, cutting off this island from the mainland.
|12/07/2013||Proposed Minn. Pipeline Poses Conflict With Potential Copper Mine|
Dec. 07--Another resource squabble has flared in northern Minnesota.
|12/09/2013||Sandy-battered Jersey Shore Town Awaits $40M Seawall|
Dec. 09--MANTOLOKING, N.J. -- Work on a $40 million, four-mile-long steel seawall that will extend through this Ocean County town and into the beachfront areas of neighboring Brick Township trounced by Hurricane Sandy could begin early next year, officials said.
|12/06/2013||Environmental Regulators Approve Design Plan for Baltimore Harbor Point Project|
Dec. 06--State and federal environmental regulators approved Beatty Development Group LLC's design plans for the Harbor Point project Thursday, allowing the group to begin work on the former factory site, according to a state spokesman.
|12/08/2013||Coastal N.J. Homes Raised After Sandy, But Many Roads May Still Flood|
Dec. 08--Raising houses in flood-prone areas has been a key part of rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Sandy.
|12/07/2013||Calif. Delta Water Tunnel Project Needs $1.2B More for Planning|
Dec. 07--The giant Delta water-diversion tunnels proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown need $1.2 billion more spent on planning and design before construction starts or is even assured.
|12/07/2013||Northeast Corridor High-Speed-Rail Plan Slows to 160 mph|
Dec. 07--Has Amtrak abandoned its vision of 220-mile-per-hour bullet trains speeding up and down the Northeast Corridor?
|12/06/2013||U.S. Grants Wind Farms Leeway on Eagle Deaths|
WASHINGTON -- Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.
|12/08/2013||Workers Breaks Ground on $110M Development in Philly's University City Neighborhood|
Dec. 08--UNIVERSITY CITY has seen a lot of changes by way of more fine restaurants and trendy shops in the last decade.
|12/05/2013||Design-Build Consultant Chosen for Tampa Airport's $943M Expansion|
Dec. 05--Dallas-based design-build consultant Austin Commercial will launch Tampa International Airport's $943 million expansion project, expected to create 8,000 construction and other preparation jobs, the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority decided in a 5-0 vote Thursday.
|12/05/2013||BP Pushes Technical Limits to Tap Extreme Fields|
HOUSTON -- BP's strategy after the Deepwater Horizon tragedy: Go deeper.
|12/05/2013||FIFA: Completion Date of Damaged World Cup Stadium in Brazil Pushed Back to April|
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil -- FIFA expects the World Cup stadium in Sao Paulo that was damaged in a fatal construction accident to be ready by mid-April, just two months before the start of the World Cup..
|12/05/2013||New Va. Gov. Wants to Put the Brakes on $1.4B U.S. 460 Project|
Dec. 05--RICHMOND -- Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe signaled Wednesday that he might put the brakes on one of his predecessor's top transportation priorities: a tolled, limited-access highway that would parallel U.S. 460 from Suffolk to Petersburg.
|12/05/2013||IAEA Says TEPCO Should Consider Releasing Radioactive Water From Crippled Nuke Plant|
Dec. 05--A team of experts sent by the International Atomic Energy Agency suggested Wednesday that Tokyo Electric Power Co. should consider discharging toxic water from the Fukushima No.
|12/05/2013||CTA Announces Four-Year, $492M Blue Line Rail Improvement Project|
Dec. 05--The CTA is promising faster trips between downtown and O'Hare International Airport on the Blue Line after a four-year modernization project was announced Thursday morning.
|12/05/2013||Shell Scraps Plans to Build $12.5B Plant in La.|
BATON ROUGE, La. - Shell has delivered a blow to Louisiana's industrial boom, saying it is scrapping a proposal to build a $12.5 billion natural gas-to-liquids plant.
|12/04/2013||Stadium Construction Deadlines Pushed Back for World Cup|
Dec. 04--World Cup organizers, who have been highly critical of delays in construction and infrastructure improvements in preparation for next summer's tournament in Brazil, accepted the obvious this week and pushed back deadlines for the completion of three venues.
|12/04/2013||Crane Operator: No Problems Before Brazil Collapse|
RIO DE JANEIRO - The crane operator involved in last week's deadly accident at the Sao Paulo stadium that's hosting the opening match of the World Cup told police Wednesday that he'd noticed nothing out of the ordinary ahead of the incident, his attorney said.
|12/04/2013||Argentina Grapples With Cleaning Up Its Most Polluted River|
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - The picturesque La Boca district draws hordes of tourists to stroll its narrow streets lined with colorful buildings and eat at outdoor restaurants.
|12/04/2013||Fla. DOT Rolls Out $300M in New Road Priorities for Panhandle Region|
Dec. 04--PANAMA CITY -- About 20,000 cars travel on State 390 every day, and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is preparing for an inevitable increase.
|12/04/2013||Feds Deny Request for Early OK of Fresno-Bakersfield High-Speed Rail Segment|
Dec. 04--A federal oversight board has turned down a request from the California High-Speed Rail Authority for conditional authorization to build the Fresno-Bakersfield section of the proposed statewide bullet-train line.