March 15, 2017 03:22
In the first song of the broadway smash-hit Hamilton, James Madison describes how a young Alexander Hamilton realizes that opportunity lies just beyond his grasp. “Our man sees his future, drip, dripping down the drain,” says Madison....
Jan. 17, 2011 05:02
WHEN WE WERE KIDS, MOST OF US loved to ride the roller coaster. It was exciting—the wind in your hair, the dipping and soaring. Even though we’ve been on them many times, and knew what to expect, each time that car climbed to the high spot, hit the top and gathered speed on the way down, it gave us a thrill....
July 19, 2010 05:16
Environmental fallout is an inevitable result of living in the world. Natural disasters, like fires and floods, as well as man-made disasters such as the recent oil spill, wreak havoc with our natural resources. Then, there are the more everyday phenomena, like wind, rain and snow, which affect daily conditions. These kinds of occurrences have a profound impact on one of the most basic eleme...
Nov. 21, 2011 04:38
It seemed like a perfect opportunity to get this country moving again, but alas, it failed miserably. I’m not very politically savvy, but I realized that by handing this stimulus money to the cities and municipalities, very little—if any—was going to filter down to where it would make a difference....
July 16, 2012 04:11
Remember when your dad cut the lawn on Saturdays and when he was done, he turned on the hose and washed all the clippings down the sidewalk and into the gutter? How about when the construction crews had those giant hoses snaking down the street that......
Sept. 17, 2012 04:08
Brandon Coppedge knows that concern firsthand—he’s a project manager for Selby’s Soil in Newcastle, California. He’s worked on a number of highway projects for Caltrans. On one particular project, they needed to cut a path into a mountain for a new highway....
Jan. 14, 2013 04:05
A new industry sprang up around creating safe, reliable products that would help keep the dust d o w n a n d not blowin’ in the wind. Of course, w a t e r w a s still used— and still is u s e d — f o r dust control. H o w e v e r , water isn’t the plentiful commodity it once was....

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In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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